The Homesteader timber sale on the Nehalem River in the Clatsop State Forest included clearcuts of extremely rare old growth forest habitat. State forest lands in northwest Oregon consist of less than 0.01% old growth according to the Department of Forestry, making the loss of habitat within Homesteader that much more important.
Homesteader was clearcut in the Spring of 2016. A full report on the damage is coming. Additional resources below.
- Homesteader Report (UPDATED 10/2/15).
- Oregon Department of Forestry’s response to the Homesteader Report and roughly 1700 public comments opposing the sale.
- Professor Trygve Steen’s response to the Department of Forestry.
- Followup to Trygve Steen’s letter from Trygve and Chris Smith.
- KMUN Coast Community Radio special on Homesteader.
- Daily Astorian’s article on Homesteader.
- Hipfish Monthly article on Homesteader.
- Department of Forestry’s Pre-Operations report on the Homesteader sale.
Photos by Trygve Steen: