The Cascadia Forest Defenders have positioned themselves high in the trees in the Olallie Creek area. In several towns on the way to the forest like Vida, Nimrod, Finn Rock, Rainbow, and Blue River, there were charred trees and many stone chimneys, all that was left of people’s homes and businesses. There were construction crews throughout, though, helping to rebuild.
“Forest Defense is Climate Defense:” Activists Occupy Trees to Protest Old-Growth Logging in McKenzie Watershed (PHOTOS)
Since Sept. 11, the Cascadia Forest Defenders, an autonomous group of environmental activists, have been occupying a part of the Willamette National Forest in advance of a proposed timber sale by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.