The BLM has abandoned the Middle Applegate Timber Sale after receiving heavy opposition from citizens in the Rogue and Applegate valleys.
But don't relax: The BLM is now developing the details of the proposed "Bear Grub Vegetation Management Project," which just happens to overlap some of the original Middle Applegate Timber Sale parcels. Commercial logging is possible within sight of the Sterling Ditch, Applegate and other trails. If this concerns you, more information can be found here. Click on the "Documents" and "Maps" links. When you have those, download the Southwestern Oregon Resource Management Plan at https://www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon/files/rod/SWO_ROD_RMP.pdf. This document contains the specifics, as referred to in the Bear Grub project proposal.
2020 Trail Maintenance Work Parties
To be announced.
Thanks to all volunteers and supporters!