Empowering citizens to protect the Ashland Watershed
Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Bellview Grange – 1050 Tolman Creek Rd
Sunday, April 18 at 1 to 4 pm
Gresham Room – Ashland Public Library
The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will accept public comment on its new draft supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS) for expansion of the Mount Ashland Ski Area until Monday, May 10.
This workshop is designed to empower citizens with information and resources needed to write effective comments on the DSEIS and set up their own appeal of the Forest Service’s inevitable decision to approve the same expansion plan that it approved in 2004. Participants will learn specific ways the agency is attempting to short-cut environmental laws and how to fight back.
The ski area expansion would clear-cut old-growth forests, intrude into a wild roadless area, impact endangered animals, and threaten the purity of the City of Ashland’s water supply.
There is widespread concern in local communities, and sustainable alternatives exist.
Even though a federal appeals court ruled that expansion violates environmental laws of the United States, the proponents keep pushing forward.
It is also an opportunity to connect with neighbors and friends in the community to discuss the issues and organize grassroots action to defeat this misguided development atop the Ashland Creek watershed.
For more information contact: Tracy Harding at 541-488-7884 or firstname.lastname@example.org