Friday, July 16, 2010

End of the Blog



I started this blog in 2005 to share information and chronicle the events of the ongoing struggle to defend our forests from Maxxam/Pacific Lumber. With their inevitable bankruptcy, caused by the over logging of our precious Redwood forests, I grew tired of posting all the time. Our forests still need your help, no matter where you are on Earth. Please do something where you live to defend our planet from destructive industrial plunder.

If you are interested, please look through the archives. There is a lot of info that is still relevant as well as a lot of pictures of ancient forests and industrial timber lands that you can only find here.

To learn about current logging/forest issues in the Redwood region check out these links:

Environmental Protection Information Center
Earth First! Humboldt

Here you can research logging plans yourself:

California Logging Plan List
North Coast Timber Harvest Plans

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The internet is not my friend



life without the web

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Another BP Spill Cartoon from Mark Fiore



A commenter on the Humboldt Herald brought this guys cartoons to my attention. Unfortunately, I can't remember who it was.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Battle at Kruger

What made me start blogging again?

The BP spill.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Timber Wars" - Over or What?

Seems like not much has happened on the front lines for years now. Started long before the newspapers pronounced the timber wars over , tree sitters came down (for photo ops), and talking head enviros started saying "old-growth logging is no longer the issue". Sure, there's been some tree-sits, but if you were here before the mid 2000's you know what I'm talking about.

Contrary to the rosy picture painted by the print media and the new Humboldt Redwood Company (who took over PL), everything is not cool between forest defenders and HRC. They still clear-cut, using names like "rehab" and "variable retention" to describe their "non-traditional" clear-cuts. They will also cut down trees that are 200 years old with no qualms. Wasn't alive on the year 1800? Fuck it. That leaves the Mattole and other areas vulnerable to attempts at the same b.s. that PL was doing before the bankruptcy. Clear-cut and herbicide hardwoods cuz you can't sell 'em and cut down big old conifer trees cuz you can.

Simpson hid in the shadow of PL, cutting their available Old-growth Redwood as fast as possible while the tree huggers of the era were intently focused on their competition. Then Simpson changed their name to Green Diamond. Now they and SPI continue clear-cutting with near impunity, calling 45 year old stands ripe for harvest. Bring on the fourth growth. Most people don't know that second growth is now uncommon on the 430,000 acre Green Diamond empire.

As far as I see it, the timber wars are not over, it's pretty much just a one sided fight with minimal resistance.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Richardson Grove Threatened

A threat to Ancient Redwoods along a a short stretch of highway draws the attention of many. Meanwhile, farther north, beauty strips of trees left along the highway barely mask the ongoing plunder occuring daily in our hills. Thousands of acres of Redwoods are clear-cut every year in Humboldt and Del Norte by the Green Diamond Resource Company as the people go about their daily lives and pay little or no attention. Redwood curtains come in many forms.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Map of Cascadia

Despite what you may have heard ...

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