Large trees play a critical ecological role, offering niche habitats for wildlife, and storing large amounts of carbon. Micro-habitat diversity has been demonstrated to increase with increasing tree diameter. Bark structures such as bark pockets, bark pockets with decay, and bowls in the bark can support a diverse array of fungi, lichens, and invertebrates.
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Let DNR know that you are opposed to the logging of this irreplaceable legacy forest.
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Dear Mr. Wisch,
I am writing to urge you to cancel the Beehive timber sale. This sale would clearcut some of the best spotted owl habitat in the Cascade Mountain Range. Parts of this sale contain legacy trees that are over four feet in diameter and close to 200 feet tall. There very little forested habitat left like this outside of the National Parks.
We are in the midst of a global warming crisis. Now is not the time to be logging century-old trees, or replacing fire resistant older forests with young, fire-prone tree plantations that are susceptible to future climate disturbance.
The logging of mature legacy forests on DNR managed lands also violates Board of Natural Resources policies intended to preserve older forests, which dictate that structurally complex forests may be considered for harvest only after older forest targets have been met. These forests play a critical role in preserving genetic diversity and biological legacies of the old growth forests that once dominated the Pacific Northwest.
Thank you for listening.
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Tell DNR to Stop the needless destruction of the best remaining spotted owl habitat in the Cascade Mountain Range.
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DNR claims that the money from this timber sale is needed to fund school construction.
Note: Location shown on map is approximate.
See sale map for exact location.