Marking milestones and honoring fallen warriors
The 31st anniversary of the dramatic and aggressive bombing of Earth First! organizers Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney is upon us: May 24, 2021. In years past, Judi’s comrades in the Bay Area commemorate that event every year by going to the place where the bomb exploded under […]
2020 in the rearview mirror, almost…
Dear Friends of Wild Nature Everywhere,
From my experience, we are all likely to get a whole pile of letters this season, as the end of the year draws near, as “giving Tuesday” approaches.
Letters that start with a version of “Well, 2020 has been quite a year…” And it’s true!
Passionate and Persistent Activism in the Pandemic
It’s been a while since we’ve communicated with you, and you can likely guess the reasons. Everyone is overwhelmed dealing with our world in 2020, and the hits keep on coming. But the issues we care about are not only still there, but most campaigns and work have higher stakes, sooner deadlines, and greater needs […]
News from the forest…and news from the streets
We haven’t posted in a while, so our solidarity statement is coming a bit late. But we have been acting on our solidarity, in the streets, and in our lives.
After putting up tree-sits earlier in the spring to protect redwood forest in California’s far north coast, upon discovering active logging in April, forest defenders […]
Converging for the Forest and the Climate
Dear friend of the Forest,
I arrived home from a gathering last month exhausted but excited. Energized. Inspired. My brain was racing—processing, analyzing, sorting through the conversations and questions. And, in keeping with the goals of this gathering, I arrived home ready to hit the ground running and work.
Representing the Bay Area Coalition for […]
Save the Date! Friday, Sept. 27: The Buffalo people are coming to town!
The intrepid Buffalo Field Campaign roadshow crew has hit the highway out of West Yellowstone, Montana, heading west with their multi-media story-telling, music and video show, coming to our neighborhood soon!
When: Friday, Sept. 27, 7 pm (doors at 6:30)
Where: The Art House Gallery and Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
This event will […]
Two events of interest with short notice:
** A community night cafe benefiting BACH…
** And our friend from Seattle-singersongwriter Jim Page playing at Heyday Books:
Friday July 26 and Sunday July 28
BACH’s Karen Pickett will be speaking at an event (come heckle, add your story, have beans and a beer…). It benefits BACH!
MERCURY CAFÉ’S MONTHLY COMMUNITY NIGHT Who: […]
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!
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 […]
Mattole Action Camp; Richardson Grove Back in Court
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 […]
- Bay Area issues
- Climate and forests
- fact sheets
- Green Diamond
- Headwaters Forest
- Humboldt Redwood Co. (HRC)
- Indigenous People and Land
- Jackson Demonstration State Forest
- 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