- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies removed abandoned tree platforms, climbing ropes and camping supplies that belonged to anti-logging activists protesting the White Castle timber sale.

Spokesman Dwes Hutson told the Roseburg News-Review (https://is.gd/2Hm9sP) that deputies patrolling the site east of Myrtle Creek noticed it had been abandoned for at least several weeks.

The forest cleanup followed a 10-month tree-sit organized by Cascadia Forest Defenders protesting the 187-acre timber sale.

Cascadia Forest Defenders member Ben Jones told the newspaper that tree-sitters left after two other groups sued to stop the timber harvest.

He says the group operates on a tight budget and will talk to the sheriff’s office about getting its stuff back.


Information from: The News-Review, https://www.nrtoday.com

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