Old Trees, River Habitat and Action: They Go Together No New Road for the Mattole! Forest Defenders on Alert for Logging Season
Our last update to you concerning the magnificent old forests in the Mattole watershed [http://headwaterspreserve.org/2018/02/comments-needed-on-mattole-forest-road-building-offshore-oil-and-wild-smith-river/] addressed Humboldt Redwood Co. (HRC)’s new logging road proposal, which seemed to have no rational […]
Rumblings about Richardson Grove Redwoods from Caltrans
Also: New Indigenous-Enviro Alliance Sees Success
We were alerted by our colleagues on the North Coast that, after a long respite of no activity on the Richardson Grove front, there are things happening behind the scenes, in the courts, and in the County Supervisor’s chambers.
UPDATE ON MATTOLE FOREST DEFENSE!
An area in the Mattole River watershed on Northern California’s forested coast is called the “Lost Coast”, because of its relative remoteness from major highways and population centers. There lies mature Douglas Fir forest, unmolested by logging—left behind even by the rapacious Maxxam Pacific Lumber, in favor of more accessible […]
Caltrans has been adamant ever since they lost their Richardson Grove Highway Realignment case* in Federal Court in 2014 and were chastised by the judge for their false data and sloppy analysis. The agency was determined to resurrect their plan to accommodate oversized STAA big rig trucks on Hwy. 101 through the heart of redwood […]
Breaking News: Caltrans has just announced the re-launch of their Richardson Grove Highway Project in southern Humboldt County, through Richardson Grove State Park. The Park is home to towering ancient redwoods that people travel from all over the world to see, and home to many species facing shrinking habitat.
Silence in the redwoods is a beautiful thing.
Since all permits were pulled after a well-fought 2014 court victory challenging Caltrans, the jackhammer shovels were called off excavation duty around feeder roots of the redwood giants in Richardson Grove State Park.
However, Caltrans’ “Come hell or high water” attitude regarding its plans to […]
Things are quiet at the moment regarding Caltrans’ boondoggle highway expansion plans through the old growth redwood forest as we await new environmental planning documents from Caltrans. Defeated in Federal Court in 2012 by the environmental groups, Caltrans ultimately withdrew the project in December, 2014, but subsequently announced they would […]
Tell Caltrans that big trucks don’t mix with big trees, wild rivers & wetlands!
Caltrans has released a long-term planning document, called the Caltrans Transportation Plan (CTP) 2040. The agency opened a short comment period, which ENDS APRIL 17.
In keeping with our Put the Brakes on Caltrans campaign to […]
Caltrans Just Won’t Quit Even When They Are Wrong…So Wrong. It appeared for a time that the jackhammer shovels had been called off excavation duty around feeder roots of the redwood giants in Richardson Grove State Park. However, Caltrans just announced they plan to release new […]
First the good news:
I. Ancient Richardson Grove Redwoods are Safe for the Forseeable Future!
Caltrans has WITHDRAWN its Environmental Assessment and approvals for this ill-conceived, potentially devastating highway expansion project in the ancient redwoods of Richardson Grove State Park, keeping the precious grandmother trees safe from jack-hammer shovels (for now, and we hope […]
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