Camp 3 -- One of the beautiful forest areas saved from industrial logging
by the Campaign
A celebration of the re-opening
of 50,000-acre Jackson State Forest under a new management plan will be
held on Saturday, April 19, 2008.
the new management plan, the primary objectives will be research,
restoration, ecological and watershed health. Recreation will assume new
importance. Timber harvesting will fund management of the public forest,
not programs that benefit the private timber industry.
celebration, sponsored by the Campaign to Restore Jackson State
Redwood Forest, will begin in the morning with family oriented recreation
activities in Jackson Forest. It will continue
in the evening with entertainment, dancing, and salutes to those that
worked to reform forest management.
All recreation activities will begin
at 10:00 A.M. at Camp One in Jackson Forest (Map), accessible from Highway 20 at mile marker
5.9 via Road 350. This is the premier recreation area of the forest,
with campsites, streams, easy biking and riding roads, and hiking trails.
fog over Jackson State Forest
by Garth Hagerman
Leaders will take people on easy
cycling, hiking, and horseback riding routes. For more information:
Horseback riding, Lorraine Duff at 964-3757
Bicycling, Stan Miklose at Down Home Foods, 964-4661
Hiking, Vince Taylor at 937-3001.
Note: hikers who wish to carpool to Camp One meet at the southwest corner of the
Boatyard Shopping Center parking lot at 9:30.
Horseback Riding Special!
Ricochet Ridge Ranch is offering a special on a half-day ride from
Camp One - $155 including trailering of the horse to the Camp,
either Western or Eastern Saddle. 964-7669
be a great opportunity to come with your family to enjoy and learn more
about the recreation opportunities in Jackson Forest.
The celebration continues, at 7:00
P.M. (doors open at 6:30) at the Caspar Community Center. Starting
off, Sherry Glaser's Grandma Rose will reflect on forests, Chris Skyhawk
will sing "Clearcut" and other songs, and Lavender Grace Kent will play a solo acoustic
set featuring her vocalizing with guitar and percussion.
Glaser is a famous
actress/activist/comedian, most widely known
for her long-running Off Broadway hit, “Family Secrets.”
Chris Skyhawk is a local
long-time advocate of sustainable forests and healthy local economies in
both his art and his political activity.
Lavender Kent is a hometown
woman who came back from the big city to devote her immense talents and
big heart to developing Sustainable Community Arts.
In between these acts, you'll get a
chance to salute the heroes who fought to save
Jackson Forest for our children, including very special guest, Paul
Carroll, the lawyer who won the court victories that made the state
listen to the public's
desires for its forest. There will also be an update on Jackson Forest
developments and information on becoming involved in helping shape the
future of our forest.
Then, let the dancing begin! The
fabulous Brown Brothers Blues Band, who played benefits when the
Campaign needed to raise money, will get your toes twinkling and body
There will be beverages of your
choice for sale -- but otherwise this is a free event -- a small "thank
you" from the Campaign to the community for its support.