Bark was able to negotiate with the Forest Service to add 50-foot stream buffers where previously they had proposed only 25 feet. Elbow and Spoon are moving forward as Stewardship Contracts ‘ meaning that the money from the logging will go to restoration projects in the area. Bark is working to direct that money toward addressing one of the biggest ecological threats in the Clackamas River watershed…roads. ‘
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Habitats & Species
S&M Species: 38755
T&E Species: Northern Spotted Owl
Other Species: Deer Elk30 species of migratory birds4 sensitive salamander and frog species
Additional Species Info: Because of the recent ruling by Judge Pechman of the U.S. District Court (see the feature story at www.bark-out.org) that declared the 2004 Bush removal of protections for rare plants and animals illegal, South Fork Thinning may be illegally moving forward without providing protections for rare species required by the court ruling.