Mattole Wildlands Defense

Mattole Wildlands Defenders carry the torch of over 7 years of non-violent direct action in defense of the Oldgrowth Forests in the headwaters of the NF Mattole River. The Maxxam corporation has bankrupted Pacific Lumber and the future of this land is uncertain. Around 2,000 acres of the oldgrowth forest remains here. To get involved or help call- 707-834-3100. or write: P.O. Box 4803 Arcata, Ca 95521

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Douglas Fir

Monitoring efforts in the backwoods of the Mattole are ongoing. Pacific Lumber is working on a draft proposal for new logging rules. They are expected to propose that they be allowed to log closer to creeks. This would give them both access to areas of untouched ancient forest and contribute to erosion. Logging close to creeks also reduces shade which raises water temperatures, thereby threatening the Salmon and Steelhead downsteam.


Blogger the PLAZOID said...

awesome blog - great pics!

6:09 PM  

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