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.
Deep in the fog-shrouded coastal forests in the hills above the ocean in southern Humboldt county, a new logging road is planned that has no good reason to be built. This area of old forest, mostly Doug Fir and other species in the Mattole River watershed, is one of the few areas outsides of the […]
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.
Clearcuts in Redwood National Park—really?
The state of California has a project for construction of three communication towers in the far northern coastal corner of the state, including one in Redwood National Park.
Because of maintenance and access issues, these towers always come with clearcuts that must be perpetually […]
Speak Up to Keep Your Voice in Wildlands Planning
People often think of grazing and resource extraction when they think of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the west. We are lucky enough in Northern California to have wild lands and critical wildlife habitat under BLM management, along with a local (Arcata) BLM staff […]
No Dismissal of Mendocino County Tribal Lawsuit
Letters Needed for Shellmound Property Development in Bay Area
Caltrans’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the Pomo and Round Valley Tribes seeking to protect their “ancestral, sacred, cultural and archaeological sites and resources” in the Willits Bypass construction area was denied in Federal Court in late January, […]
Ring in the new year with new growth! Join us at Headwaters Forest Reserve to plant native tree species in this historic forest. We will meet at 10 AM this Sunday January 15 at the Elk River Trailhead.
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 […]
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- Converging for the Forest and the Climate
- Mattole Forests Under Assault Again!
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- 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