Monday, November 13, 2006

Canopy Occupations Continue in Freshwater and Nanning Creek

Tree-sitters continue to protect old-growth redwood trees by occupying tree-villages in Northern and Southern Humboldt. In southern Humboldt, forest defenders have been sitting in the ancient redwood "Spooner", in the Nanning Creek watershed, for about a year. It is one of the largest trees that activists have seen. They recently reported that Pacific Lumber Co. has resumed cutting of old-growth trees near the tree village. Their website is In Northern Humboldt, the Fern Gully Tree Village in the Freshwater Creek watershed is entering it's fourth year.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Mattole Forest Needs Protection

Thousands of acres of old-growth douglas fir forest are still at risk of being logged by the Pacific Lumber Company.This unique ecosystem is home to several threatened and endangered species.In the past ,some of the tactics activists have used to protest logging in this area are tree-sitting, road blockading, worker outreach, rallies, banner hanging, and creating a free-state. Much of the logging occurs on very steep slopes, causing erosion and silting of streams, which destroys salmon habitat.

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