Fight for Felta

Residents battle proposed logging plan near Felta Creek By Tom Gogola A Humboldt County businessman appears poised to get the green light from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) to log most of a forested 160-acre Healdsburg parcel crossed by Felta Creek. Felta Creek is a tributary of the Russian River and … Continue reading “Fight for Felta”

My Comments Regarding Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Threat

To All, I submitted these comments using the link provided in the previous posting on the threat to the Cascasde-Siskiyou National Monument. In this time of Climate Change (many scientists would characterize this as Climate Crises and Global crises), we need to protect forests for its watersheds, fish, and air quality. This benefits agriculture and … Continue reading “My Comments Regarding Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Threat”

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Threat and Action

Greetings to All, Just hours ago, the Trump Administration formally started their process to gut protection for the spectacular Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Help us protect the Monument! For this Monument and every other of the 27 monuments under attack by Trump, please take action now. The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is a gem of biodiversity at … Continue reading “Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Threat and Action”

Industrial Logging, Forest Depletion, and Climate Change—The Ghost in the Machine

There are nearly 33 million acres of forested land in the State of California. Since the early days of European-American settlement, the wholesale destruction of our native, “old-growth” forests, and the overall depletion of the productive capacity of our forests, both public and private, have been the subject of debate and concern. Many may not … Continue reading “Industrial Logging, Forest Depletion, and Climate Change—The Ghost in the Machine”

Logging for Water

Will Parrish, 2016 The day after an unseasonal June rain swelled the streams of the northern Sierra Nevada, Marily Woodhouse steered her 2003 Dodge Dakota through 65 miles of winding mountain roads near Mount Lassen. Woodhouse first traversed the area on horseback shortly after moving here 25 years ago. Back then, the land was lush with life, and its towering conifer forests … Continue reading “Logging for Water”

Gualala River Logging Plan Suspended by Sonoma County Judge

MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | September 16, 2016, 4:21PM A Sonoma County judge has halted logging operations tied to a disputed timber harvest plan in the Gualala River watershed until a court challenge against the project can be resolved. Superior Court Judge Rene Chouteau granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday, affirming an earlier tentative ruling … Continue reading “Gualala River Logging Plan Suspended by Sonoma County Judge”

Logging for Water

A battle is brewing over whether cutting down trees will increase California’s water supply. By Will Parrish The day after an unseasonal June rain swelled the streams of the northern Sierra Nevada, Marily Woodhouse steered her 2003 Dodge Dakota through 65 miles of winding mountain roads near Mount Lassen. Woodhouse first traversed the area on … Continue reading “Logging for Water”

Last Stands

North Coast timber conflict flares up—again By Will Parrish After an era of relative quiet compared to the so-called timber wars of the 1980s and ’90s, conflict over logging in the forests of Northern California has returned. A plan to log 100- to 150-year-old redwood trees across 320 acres of northwestern Sonoma County in the … Continue reading “Last Stands”

Tree Growth Never Slows

Richard Schultz/Corbis Trees — including California’s giant redwoods — add an increasing amount of mass every year. Many foresters have long assumed that trees gradually lose their vigour as they mature, but a new analysis suggests that the larger a tree gets, the more kilos of carbon it puts on each year. “The trees that … Continue reading “Tree Growth Never Slows”

Cal Fire Oks Redwood Logging, Environmentalists Might Sue

Cal Fire has approved a timber harvest plan known as Dogwood that involves logging century-old redwood trees despite the objections of environmental advocates. The Associated Press SANTA ROSA, Calif. July 5, 2016 Cal Fire has approved the Dogwood plan that involves logging century-old redwood trees despite the objections of environmental advocates. The Press Democrat reports … Continue reading “Cal Fire Oks Redwood Logging, Environmentalists Might Sue”