Protection Efforts

  • Haverstick Woods – Indiana

    – photos courtesy of Indiana Forest Alliance, more photos: Haverstick Woods Photos, Flickr HAVERSTICK WOODS – Effort to speak out against [...]
  • Stadium Woods – Virginia

    STADIUM WOODS – Ongoing effort to permanently protect the old-growth forest at VA Tech (11 acres) ◊ Developer proposes new Green Street [...]
  • Sawmill Wetlands – Ohio

    SAWMILL WETLANDS – Effort to stop development of wooded wetlands on Ohio Dept of Natural Resources land (17 acres) ◊ Sawmill Wetlands dispute [...]

IDAHO
SCOTCHMAN PEAKS – Effort to designate new wilderness on US Forest Service land (13,900 acres)


Grassroots Website
Grassroots Facebook Page
Scotchman Peaks protection: What about Montana? 
– Montana Standard, 12.22.16

Risch introduces community-backed wilderness bill for Scotchman Peaks in North Idaho – Idaho Statesman, 12.8.16.


IDAHO
SUNNYSIDE CEDAR GROVE – Effort to stop logging in a mature western redcedar grove on Idaho Dept of Fish & Game land (40 acres)

 Grassroots Facebook Page
Petition – GoPetition
Audio – KRFY Community Radio
 Neighbors question state agency’s decision to log cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille – The Spokesman-Review, 12.5.16 .


INDIANA
Haverstick Woods
 – Effort to speak out against the development of 16 acres of woodlands in a heavily congested area 

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Old Oak at Haverstick Woods

 Forest Reporter Dedicated Page
Nora residents angered about development plans near 86th and Keystone 
– CBS4 WTTV, 5.25.17
Video: Neighbors fight retail development near Fashion Mall at Keystone 
– rtv6 The Indy Channel, 5.15.17

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ILLINOIS

BOHM WOODS BUFFER – Effort advocating for the relocation of a planned 468 bed student housing complex on land adjacent to Bohm Woods State Nature Preserve, the only old-growth forest remaining in Madison County, IL

Grassroots Facebook Page
 Petition – Change.org
Fundraiser – GoFundMe
Petition Aims To Stop Development Near Edwardsville Woods 
– CBS St. Louis, 2.13.17 
New potential housing development (next to Bohm Woods) receives mixed feelings – The Alestle, 1.12.17


NEW JERSEY

SPARTA MOUNTAIN – Effort to stop logging activities on NJ Wildlife Management Area land (3,400 acres)

Forest Reporter Dedicated Page
Sparta Mountain debate comes to an end, maybe – New Jersey Herald, 5.14.17
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OHIO
SAWMILL WETLANDS – Effort to stop development of wooded wetlands on Ohio Dept of Natural Resources land (17 acres)

Forest Reporter Dedicated Page
Sawmill Wetlands dispute back in court 
– 10TV, 4.4.17
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OHIO
ROCK RUN UPPER WATERSHED
– Effort to stop logging activities in a mature forest on OH State Forest land (90 acres)

Grassroots Website
Grassroots Facebook Page
Will wildlife search save Shawnee forest from logging? 
– Columbus Dispatch, 1.7.17
Why Rock Run Forest is an Ohio Gem That Needs Lasting Protections
 – Ohio Environmental Council, 6.23.16.
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OREGON
ELLIOTT STATE FOREST
– Ongoing protection effort that stopped the sale of OR State Forest land (92,000 acres) that includes old-growth

Forest Reporter Dedicated Page
Everything you need to know about the Elliott State Forest’s future – Oregon Live, 5.12.17
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OREGON
CRATER LAKE 
– Effort to designate new wilderness (500,000 acres) located inside and outside the National Park boundaries, includes old-growth forest

Wilderness Proposal & Map – Oregon Wild
Grassroots Facebook Page
Petition 
– Oregon Wild
Petition – Crater Lake Wild
Conservation groups call for massive Crater Lake Wilderness Area – The Oregonian, 11.21.16 


OREGON
DOUGLAS-FIR NATIONAL MONUMENT
Effort to establish a new national monument (487,491 acres) located in the upper North, Middle and South Santiam watersheds, includes old-growth forest

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Douglas-fir cone

 Grassroots Website
 Grassroots Facebook Page
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VIRGINIA
STADIUM WOODS – Ongoing effort to permanently protect the old-growth forest at VA Tech (11 acres)

 Forest Reporter Dedicated Page
 Stadium Woods plan released, debate continues 
– Roanoke Times, 9.29.16
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COLORADO 
Effort afoot to revive San Juan Mountain Wilderness Act proposal – Durango Herald, 5.10.17