Slip CE Timber Sale

This is a closeup picture of tree bark in the Slip Thinning Timber Sale.

The Forest Service determined that the Slip Thinning Project should be categorically Excluded (CE) from having an Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement. The CE authorities have been put in place by the Bush Administration. We do not support proceeding with projects without an environmental analysis.

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No new roads would be constructed. ‘ Some existing closed or overgrown roads will be reopened. ‘Upon project completion the roads that were open would be closed. Existing temporary roads and landings that are reused for this project would be obliterated after project completion. ” A 5/23/2005 letter from the Forest Service states 498.96 has been allowed in the appraisal for this work. ‘
Reconstruction Miles: 4.16

Habitats & Species

S&M Species: Lower Columbia River steelheadNorthern Spotted OwlLower Columbia River cohoUpper Willamette chinook
T&E Species: Redband troutColumbia dusky snail
Other Species: Middle Columbia River steelheadBald EagleCanada Lynx
Additional Species Info: Under the NW Forest Plan, the Clackamas River is designated a tier 1 Key watershed, a crucial refugia for at-risk fish species.”