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2019 Activity Report Explorer

Willamette Valley • Entered by Cyndi Anderson on March 2, 2020

Thurston Hills Pedal Power Timber Sale Hike

March 1, 2020

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 7
Post Admin hours 2
Activity Hours 2.25
Participants 6
Total Hours 22.5

Key Issue: Landscape Planning (Forest Plans, RMPs, TMPs, etc.)
Activity Type: Stewardship (monitoring, sampling, planting, etc.)
Key Partners: Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands
Landscape/area: BLM OR – Cascades Field Office

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Event Attendees (12 people)
Outcome 2: Advocacy actions (10 comments)
Outcome 3: Hiked (1 miles)[/if 1231]

Short Description of Activity

Introduced the group to the Springfield, Oregon Parks and Recreation District developed recreation area adjacent to the BLM Pedal Power Timber Sale area and educated the group to the history of this sale and the lawsuit filed by the 2 co-sponsoring environmental organizations. We then drove to the logging road and hiked into the timber sale area and got acquainted with the details of the forest and issues of concern. We returned to the Thurston Natural Area parking lot and participants wrote comments to the BLM field office that were turned in before the comment deadline of March 5


The activity was put together quickly and the response was good for the timeframe and the activity. The goal of educating people who will talk to others was reached as several hike attendees belong to a University of Oregon environmental organization that meets this week and will send more comments into the BLM by the deadline and other hikers will come to a Great Old Broads Advocacy night the following week where further actions about this sale are planned.The hike was to support one of the three areas of concern, Forests, for the Willamette Valley Broadband. Organizing with co-sponsors, recruiting 2 people who knew the issues to attend, formatting and printing comment cards, printing informational materials, pre-visiting the site for planning purposes and publicizing the event was all done within 7 days. Follow-up advocacy actions are planned.