No Whisky Timber Sale

After groundtruthing this timber sale, commenting throughout the NEPA process, and administratively appealing the Forest Service decision Bark resolved our appeal of the No Whisky Timber Sale. Ultimately, with the backing of over 5,000 members, 800 letters from Oregonians, and field data from dozens of Groundtruthers, Bark was able to negotiate with the Forest Service to:

  • Save 335 acres of forest from being logged in the timber sale, including all of the native mature forest
  • Invreased ‘no-cut’ buffers around streams to protect water quality
  • Stop the Forest Service from facilitating more off-road vehicle abuse in the area
  • Broker a deal to ensure money from logging would be used to restore areas destroyed by off-roaders.

Resources for Comment-Writing

Habitats & Species

S&M Species: aquatic mollusk, pine martin , Cope’s giant salamander, Oregon spotted frog T&E Species: Northern Spotted Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, down stream of project area Columbia River Bull Trout, Lower Columbia River Steelhead, Upper Willamette River Chinook Salmon, Lower Columbia River Chinook, Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon, Peregrine falcon Other Species: deer, elk, coyote Additional Species Info: Designated critical habitat for Upper Willamette River chinook, Lower Columbia River steelhead, and Lower Columbia River chinook occur downstream of the No Whiskey Project in the mainstem Clackamas River and the North Fork Clackamas River. Oregon spotted frog, Cope’s giant salamander and peregrine falcon are three sensitive species likely to be affected by the project.

Restrictions

11/1 5/31: off-road equipment. Restricted Units: 6, 7, 8, 9 1/15 7/31: ambient noise restrictions (waivable after 6/30) . Restricted Units: 6, 7, 8, 9 1/15 7/31: no helicopter below 1500′. Restricted Units: units 1-14, 34-40