Environmental Groups and individuals challenging Caltrans’ highway expansion plans through the ancient redwoods of Richardson Grove State Park got a favorable decision from a judge in federal court on May 3. You can see the decision by U.S. District Judge William Alsup here.
This is the third federal case brought against Caltrans, paralleling cases in […]
NOTE: There was just an article in Earth Island Journal looking back on the Headwaters Forest Campaign, and in particular the women involved, who were campaign leaders, on the 20th anniversary of the protection of the 7500-acre Headwaters Forest Reserve. You can read it here.
Reminder–this Sunday! Join us!
You can have a voice in protecting the forests at the headwaters of the North forks of the wild Mattole River in Humboldt County.
We want to alert you to a new timber harvest plan (THP) that threatens the Rattlesnake Creek tributary of the Mattole. The public comment period on this THP–Humboldt Redwood Company’s newest […]
So-called salvage logging has been around for decades—promoted by the timber industry and vehemently opposed by forest advocates—after insect infestations, die-off due to drought, and most often after forest fires. But really, it’s generally about satisfying the market. Given the history of large fires in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, salvage logging proposals are […]
GATHER FOR the MATTOLE ~ IN the MATTOLE!
This Action Camp and skill sharing will be a great time to plug in with other forest defenders on the North Coast, find out what is on the horizon for this spring and summer, and hike in some beautiful forest. You can contact […]
Forest and Species Issues Making News in Northern California Mattole Forests
The intrepid Mattole Forest Defenders are organizing an action training camp in the Lost Coast area for mid-March. Stay tuned for more details as local activists gear up for the logging season. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or us at email@example.com.
In the same neighborhood, another hard-working […]
Update: Richardson Grove Court Date
A number of us were in Federal Court last Wednesday to hear arguments from both defendants Caltrans, and environmental organization plaintiffs in the Richardson Grove court case, back before a judge once again. This has been a long saga. After extensive arguments and many questions from the court, Judge Alsup took […]
Humboldt County Forest Defenders have been occupying a Sierra Pacific Industries’ (SPI) logging plan in the Mattole River watershed, effectively shutting down operations there. A tree-sitter has been perched 100 ft. up, joined in the last couple days by more activists who turned back […]
Come Visit Our Booth ~
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Pow Wow and Indian Market Sat. Oct. 6, 10 am – 6 pm
MLK Civic Center Park, Berkeley
(2 blocks w. of dwntwn BART, next to Farmers’ Market
The BACH / Earth First! booth will have the latest information about the […]
When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 pm
Where: the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley
Buffalo Field Campaign co-founder Mike Mease will bring captivating stories and striking film footage direct […]
- Bay Area issues
- Climate and forests
- fact sheets
- Green Diamond
- Headwaters Forest
- Humboldt Redwood Co. (HRC)
- Judi Bari
- Mattole Forests
- Mendocino Redwood Co. (MRC)
- Other North Coast Forests
- Pacific Lumber
- Pacific Lumber Bankruptcy
- Richardson Grove
- Save the Oaks Campaign
- Smith River/Hwy 199 expansion
- Willits Caltrans Bypass