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May 6, 2013
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Letter: Save the Elliot State Forest

Save the Elliot State Forest

Wow, I was really amazed at The News-Review’s March 21 editorial. It stated those whose only recourse to stop the insanity of cutting down our most precious preserves need “tougher punishment.” Sometimes, when there is no reasoning with the powers that be, which seems to be happening more and more, we must lay our bodies down to claim our God-given inherited sanctuaries, including the great Elliot State Forest.

Do you know that we don’t need to make paper from trees? Nor do we need to cut down our old trees. Do you know that old-growth forests are a rarity and are treasured for their religious inspiration? Less than five percent of our heavenly Father’s forests remain to keep the human race in touch with his glory.

I beseech all of you to step forward and take a stand to save the last of these very important pillars of spirituality. In this day and age, we need all the religious inspiration we can get. Long live our Father’s forests. I consider it a sin to cut one more ancient tree, for any reason. Nature is part of my church. With deepest admiration for our congregation who put their lives on the line for these trees, I lift them up to the light of our saviour. Blessed be!

I invite you to visit the Elliot Forest; your heart’s prayers for its survival will join with mine. So shall it be.

Annie Ocean

Roseburg


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The News-Review Updated Jun 10, 2013 11:35AM Published May 6, 2013 09:00AM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.