Posted by Kevin Matthews on July 30, 2001 at 17:01:08:
As president of Southeast Neighbors, the City-recognized neighborhood association representing southeast Eugene, I am writing to express opposition to the pending applications for tree cutting at Rest Haven.
The removal of this large number of trees would have a very significant negative effect on the environmental quality of the area including scenic and wildlife habitat values.
This form of development by tree felling would directly and substantially damage the character of the South Hills.
Furthermore and in addition, it is my current understanding that the goal of the proposed cutting is to create a lawn-style environment -- not to create needed space for the economic, cultural or spiritual activities of Rest Haven.
A large lawn-style environment is directly, explicitly, and rather obviously contrary to the established and protected character of the forested hills of southeast Eugene.
Thank you for taking our viewpoint into consideration.
P.O. Box 1588
Eugene, OR 97440
Citizens Nature Project http://www.NatureProject.org/nature.html
Neighbors Forum http://www.SoutheastNeighbors.org/sen_forum.html
FoE Forum http://www.FriendsofEugene.org/friendly.html
Kevin Matthews, email@example.com
541-345-7421 vox, 541-345-7438 fax, P.O. Box 1588, Eugene, OR 97440