Waterfall Stewardship Pilot Project

We counted oaks, hickories, plus undesirables like maple, all varying age and species in a small plot.

We counted oaks, hickories, plus undesirables like maple, all varying age and species in a small plot.

Timber stand improvement area that claims the need to allow more light to reach the forest floor for oak hickory regeneration.

Timber stand improvement area that claims the need to allow more light to reach the forest floor for oak hickory regeneration.

Detail 1

The proposed actions of the Waterfall project can be found on the agency website. The proposal calls for burning, spraying of herbicides and logging. This area is a used for recreation, foraging and hunting. Buttermilk Trail is prime hunting ground for mushrooms. Glyphosates have been shown to reemerge in plants and fungi for several years after application. How about them Buttermilk Trail morels now?!

Glyphosate is now found in everything from tampons, to honey, to beer and wine. The Forest Service thinks that dilution is the solution to pollution. Adding more harmful chemicals to the water supply of 30,000+ folks who drink Kinkaid Water is smart or responsible in light of recent studies on the effects of glyphosate.

Glyphosate is now found in everything from tampons, to honey, to beer and wine. The Forest Service thinks that dilution is the solution to pollution. Adding more harmful chemicals to the water supply of 30,000+ folks who drink Kinkaid Water is smart or responsible in light of recent studies on the effects of glyphosate.

Numerous streams feed into the water supply of Kinkaid Lake.

Numerous streams feed into the water supply of Kinkaid Lake.

Detail 2

On March 14, we submitted an 18 page response to the forest service plans to burn, spray and commercially log a portion of the Shawnee near Buttermilk Hill Trail. Our folder can be found HERE.

Only the Forest Service could think that logging the forest would make a waterfall “better” - overheard in conversation by an anonymous citizen