The local Bureau of Land Management is fixin’ to sell parcels within the Shotgun Creek recreation area to timber barons who plan to clearcut in our backyard forest. On September 12th, the BLM will auction off the first two parcels within the Shotcash timber sale, a clearcut logging proposal planned for the Shotgun Creek Recreation Area. Join us for a good old fashioned BLM roundup at their local headquarters to tell those rascals not to clearcut in our backyard forests!
Grab your best boots, wear GREEN and meet us outside the BLM headquarters at 9am for a theatrical roundup where you’ll learn all about the Shotcash timber sale and the crimes the BLM and timber barons are guilty of committing in our backyard forests. After the roundup, we’ll head inside to attend the auction and show our unity in support of healthy forests and a future free of clearcuts!
The Shotcash timber sale proposes to do clearcut style logging in over 1,000 acres of healthy public forest around Shotgun Creek. The recreation area is rich with streams and plays host to a local swimming hold and a network of ATV, hiking and biking trails. While the BLM admits that the timber sale would negatively affect habitat, harm recreational value and create a higher likelihood that hazardous fire conditions will happen in the area, they plan to move forward with the sale anyway. Community members have been outspokenly opposed to the Shotcash timber sale and many have submitted comments to the BLM, published in local newpapers and taken other efforts to spread the word about this harmful proposal.
Join us at the auction and help us demonstrate that our community does not want to see this forest sold off to the chopping block!