Protecting Your Public Lands
The Truth about Salvage Logging
and "Forest Health"
1/25/97-- Our final salvage report on
Lawless Logging in the Northern Rockies has been released!!
The following three pdf's summarize our findings on the effects and controversey surrounding the Timber Salvage Rider of the 104th Congress.
"Logging Without Laws," an eight page report (330k pdf)
summarizing our findings. This report includes: quotes from major newspapers,
foresters, agency officials, and field workers; facts and figures displaying the
abuses; graphs; and photos. This report also contains a two
page insert (400k pdf) that graphically outlines the problem. Included in
the package is a 17 x 22 color poster (2MB pdf) showing
the locations and names of most of the salvage sales in the northern rockies.
This presentation has been produced to provide information to concerned citizens,
the media, and decision-makers regarding threats to the public lands of the Northern
Rockies. Please feel free to use this information and redistribute it. Most of
this information also is available as a portable document
file (143k pdf) that you can download and printout. Not sure how to use pdf's?
Then check out Adobe and download their free Acrobat
Threats include land management activities that:
This information packet provides evidence that in the name of "Forest Health" and Salvage Logging the ecologic and economic integrity of your public lands are being sacrificed and your right to do anything has been revoked.
- Undermine the public participation process
- Degrade water quality
- Push threatened, endangered, or sensitive wildlife and fish populations closer to extinction
- Subsidize corporate timber industries at the expense of the taxpayer
- Sacrifice our national heritage
- Further reduce the number of roadless areas in the Northern Rockies
This report includes specific information regarding the ecological, economic, and social implications of the "forest health" myth and the salvage logging rider signed into law last July by President Clinton.
So let's get started with a little Background on Salvage
Logging! Following this link will take you on a guided tour of this salvage travesty. Or if you prefer, you can just check out the following index, and go where you want.
The Truth about Salvage Logging and "Forest Health."
- Background to the Salvage Rider Mess.
- Lawless Logging in the Northern Rockies. This
fact sheet covers the Beaverhead-Deerlodge, Bitterroot, Boise, Bridger-Teton,
Caribou, Clearwater, Flathead, Gallatin, Helena, Idaho Panhandle, Kootenai,
Lewis and Clark, Lolo, Nez Perce, Payette, Salmon and Challis, Shoshone, and
Targhee National Forests, as well as lands administered by the Bureau of Land
Management in the Northern Rockies Ecosystem.
- How to Visualize Board Feet.
- The Clinton Administration's and the Forest Service's Top
Ten Reasons for Salvage Logging
- The Economic Reality of Salvage Logging
- Ecological Factsheet Here is some information
on the ecological significance of dead and dying trees and the scientific
misinformation perpetuated by the Forest Service and the timber industry.
- "Forest Health" and Salvage Index.
- Subversion of the Public Process.
- Threats to the Northern Rockies--some examples
of lawless logging. This is a key to this map prepared by the Ecology Center
that depicts the location and relative size of salvage sales. You can download
an 11x17, 96k jpeg enlargement of this map.
- The sales. Here is a list of 319 salvage sales, as of May 9, 1996, that have been proposed in the Northern Rockies.
- A few of the sources we used in this presentation
The online version of this report was compiled and prepared by the Alliance for the Wild Rockies in conjunction with the Wild Rockies Information Network
Special thanks to AWR, The Ecology Center, Bill Haskins, Jim Coefield, Bert Kraft, Jeff Juel, John Stanton, Bob Wolf, Green Fire Productions, Native Forest Network, and Art Partridge. Layout and design by Marlene Haas (thanks!), Jennifer Ferenstein, and Jim Coefield. Thanks to the many groups and individuals who made this information packet possible and for their continuing efforts to protect the native ecosystems and wildlands of the Northern Rockies.
©1997 by WIN. Comments? firstname.lastname@example.org