Protect Crater Lake
Crater Lake is Oregon’s crown jewel — its deep blue waters and 2,000-foot rim walls attract half a million visitors each year. The surrounding mountains and forests are home to Roosevelt elk, black bears and bald eagles. The forests around Crater Lake also shelter the headwaters of the Rogue, Umpqua and Deschutes rivers, where Chinook and Coho salmon spawn. Logging companies are pushing to clear-cut old-growth forest right outside the boundaries Crater Lake National Park—and the destruction could start right away.
We need to fight to make sure the logging companies don't trample pristine wilderness and cause irreparable harm to Crater Lake's delicate ecosystem. Because logging proposals near Crater Lake involve national forest land, they must be approved by President Obama's National Forest Service. OSPIRG's Protect Crater Lake campaign is calling on President Obama to block any reckless proposals to clear-cut the forest near Crater Lake.
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