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
- Increased ‘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.