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Action Alert: Zigzag Timber Sale Comments are Due Next Monday

The Mt. Hood Forest Service is again under pressure to meet rising timber volume quotas by logging forests in the headwaters of the Sandy and Salmon river watersheds. Approximately 2,013 acres would be logged to meet the goals of the "Zigzag Integrated Resource Project". The Forest Service is accepting public comment on the project’s draft Environmental Assessment (EA or PA) until August 10th (next Monday!). 

Zigzag Timber Sale Public Comment Writing Resources

Public comment periods are required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) which requires the government disclose information about the environmental impacts of a major federal action, and review the publics' comments, before the it makes a decision. Public comments are an essential part of the decision making process and often lead to much better (or less bad) federal projects.

Bark Alert: Sandy and Salmon River Ecosystems Threatened

Now, after a decades-long moratorium on logging, the Forest Service is under pressure to meet the Trump administration’s increased timber volume quotas with the proposed Zigzag Timber Sale and proposes to log mature forests in the upper reaches of the Sandy and Salmon river watersheds.​