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

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Helping Defend Nanning Creek Giants

Mattole Defenders are lending assistance to the Nanning Creek Forest Defenders. The tree-sits have been raided by climbers contracted by Pacific Lumber and some supplies and gear confiscated. Thankfully so far no tree-sitters have been taken down. It is unclear whether two people reportedly arrested in the area were associated with the action. Friends and supporters of the tree-sitters held a vigil at the main access gate in Scotia. Unspecified direct-support efforts on the ground have been successful so far in helping the sitters.

Blog posts from the field.

7:43 PM- Mattole defenders have received word- nanning creek tree sits are under siege by maxxam goons. we're responding-stay posted.

10:42 PM- Ongoing vigil @ nanning gate in scotia. 15 People. tree sitters holding strong. climber eric shatz was up there today.

7:21 AM- The vigil is still going. Good dialogue btwn forest defenders and scotia/rio dell locals. No one has entered the gate all night.