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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