From the 24th of October, construction works will start in the liberated Lejuc forest of Mandres-en-Barrois

Here, Bure’s owls resist Cigéo and defend the Lejuc forest of Mandres-en-Barrois against a megalomaniac project of nuclear dump.

There, the newts resist an airport and occupy the grove of the ZAD (Zone to Defend) of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, against another useless and imposed mega project.

Elsewhere, the marmots of Haute-Durance gnaw some high voltage pylons (1).

On the 14th of August 2016, the collective destruction of ANDRA’s “wall of shame” was the culmination of a mad summer of emergency dedicated to the defense of the Lejuc forest, threatened with destruction by the preliminary work of the Cigéo project. Since then, the forest of Mandres is freed from the yoke of nucleocrats. The work of clearing the forest, sentenced by the high court of Bar-le-Duc on August 1st, is suspended. A thousand steles of concrete are lying on the ground, and the militarization of the territory has diminished. On the ruins of the new world, cabins were rebuilt again discreetly in majestic beeches and oaks.

But in recent weeks ANDRA began a counter-attack. An offensive communication campaign was started, and open doors of the laboratory. The police has made targeted controls, while ANDRA´s security guards are back prowling the roads, with sticks in their hands. In the morning of October 11th, as we are writing this call, the bailiff came with ANDRA´s guards and filmed some existing constructions in the forest. On October 20th there will be the trial concerning the appeal ANDRA has made against the decision from August 1st to suspend their work: at best, they would get more time to get authorizations for their work in the forest, in the worst case the previous judgment could get canceled and then everything could proceed very fast. While eviction threats hang over the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, Bure also faces a threat of potentially imminent destruction of huts and the forest, and the restart of the work: clearing, excavations, “geotechnical surveys” perimeter, concrete wall… The destructive devices could resume their deadly ballet, even during winter.

We must be ready: the machines are ready to dig, let´s block them!

On the ground, behind the barricades! In the air perched in the trees, let’s protect the Lejuc forest!

While the threatened ZAD calls “the friends of trees” (2), we support them and create echo: Here too, in Bure, we want to continue to root the resistance, and we launch an call to weave together the branches of trees, building nests, cabins for the struggle and sharing. Whether or not you have some experience or knowledge in construction or light and ephemeral habitats in climbing techniques, blocking and other ways of jamming destructive machines, come and learn or share your knowledge of how to protect forests, groves and threatened pieces of live.

Let’s create arches and travel from tree to tree, from resistance to resistance:

Join us in Meuse from the 24th of October for a new building season in the forest (and more if we hit it off!).

All experiences and wills are welcome in the months to come, and will be critical for the fight against Cigéo and its world!

Let’s spread this call massively from network to network, and together signify ANDRA that its return in the Lejuc forest will not be easy and we will be numerous waiting for them!

“Whose forest is it? It is ours! “(3)

The Owls of Bure

Logistical questions:
!Important! List of our material needs: click here. We have little means of transport, so you can drop us the material directly, we will treasure
it! If you can’t bring it, let us know a few days before so that we can organize ourselves. Thank you.

Accommodation: It is important to plan your autonomy as much as possible, knowing that those two places can accommodate: The House of Resistance in Bure and another battleground close to Luméville-en-Ornois. These places have their own limitations, so it is best to contact us before your arrival. It is also possible to immediately move into the forest and even settle in tents!

Food: Again, the inhabitants of the forest are trying to be as independent as possible, even if our various places of life are related and interdependent for food matters. If you bring food (preferably vegan!), it won’t be too much.

To contact us:

Email: sauvonslaforet [at] riseup [dot] net

Info number of the forest: +33 (0) 7 54 22 18 80

Press: +33 (0) 7 53 54 07 31

House of Resistance (Bure Zone Libre): +33 (0) 3 29 45 41 77


(1) A high voltage line bodes an even more massive sale of nuclear disaster in Italy, destroying the Alps on their way (week of action and decentralized support from 10 to 17: now !!! https: //

(2) Call to the friends of trees and climbing for the defense of the zad of Notre Dame des Landes on the 9th of October

(3) Rallying cry of the owls of Bure