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Cascade Volcanoes • Entered by Laurie Kerr on September 23, 2020

Broadactivist Meeting

September 22, 2020

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours
Post Admin hours
Activity Hours 1
Participants 11
Total Hours 11

Key Issue: Landscape Planning (Forest Plans, RMPs, TMPs, etc.)
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Key Partners: Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project
Landscape/area: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest (OR) (9000000 acres)

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Event Attendees (10 )
Outcome 2: Advocacy actions (10 )

Short Description of Activity

We had a Broadactivist meeting to cover writing comments about two different current management decisions. The first half was about the proposed changes to the Eastside Screens that restrict logging of large (>21in DBH) trees in Eastern OR, WA, and ID. The FS wants to get rid of this rule and replace it with guidance, and is only doing an Environmental Assessment, not a full EIS, on the decision. We had Paula Hood from the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project talk about their objections to the proposed change and how to submit comments.

In the second half we talked about the proposed Kalama Methanol Plant, and how to submit comments on the air quality and climate effects. Susan Saul led this part of the discussion because she had recently drafted comments for a WA Audubon Chapter.

I think most attendees will submit comments on both issues, but I just put down 10 comments as a conservative estimate.


The meeting seemed useful for people. We need to send up a follow-up email to get the comments out!