Voices from the Umpqua was produced to draw immediate attention to —and confront the threat posed to— the North Umpqua River by the planned Umpqua Sweets timber sale; and the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new, clearcut-heavy forest plan for 2.5-million acres in western Oregon. In the film, you will hear from rural residents and advocates that live near this Roseburg BLM timber sale, which proposes to log 2,000 acres of public forests above the emerald waters of the North Umpqua River. Values held closely by Oregonians, like clean water, salmon and wildlife habitat, and recreation will be jeopardized should this irresponsible project proceed. Panel discussion will be on Saturday, October 3rd from 1pm to 3pm (PST).
Non-profit Highlight — Cascadia Wildlands is a grassroots conservation organization known for its innovative and effective campaigns. They accomplish a great deal with limited resources through advocacy, outreach, education, and litigation. They envision vast old-growth forests, rivers full of wild salmon, wolves howling in the backcountry, a stable climate, and vibrant communities sustained by the unique landscapes of the Cascadia bioregion.