7 thoughts on “Activists continue efforts to block logging in Jackson Forest, CHP responds

  1. There should be nothing legal when it comes to cutting down the last redwoods on the planet. 90% of our redwoods are gone. Thank you protestors. Thanks to the billionaire law makers. Make your money and destroy the planet. And hide behind the corrupt law. You are strong and amazing people!!

    • These aren’t the last redwoods on the planet and they are not old growth. This forest has been managed since 1870 or so and look…healthy forests where people recreate and nature abounds. There will be a forest here after this harvest.

  2. And thank you Mendo Voice for covering this important story. Not only are the policies guiding this cutting of treasures to the whole planet outdated, our newspapers are too, for ignoring it. I have canceled my subscription to the UDJ, so apologies if they did write something about it. Kudos to Mendo Voice for timely reporting.

  3. Danger: Protesting in the forest when trees are being felled is stupid and may cause injuries, dismemberment and death. Stay out of the forest areas where tree fallers and equipment are working.

    The trees being cut are not irreplaceable. They will totally be replaced in 60 to 100 years, just as they replaced the trees cut before them. Since revenue generated by timber sales funds the State Forest program as well as other forestry projects a two year moratorium on logging isn’t likely. The management plan and EIR are fine and are able to be ammended. The protesters just don’t like trees being cut andare grasping for anything they can to stop it.

  4. The delicate balance of nature is definitely upset when these trees are removed. In the summer of 1990, much of the east Caspar drainage was clear cut. I’ll never forget riding my bike along Rd 500 coming upon the devastation. Slash piles were still smoldering with only a few old growth trees left standing.

    Recently, I walked down to that tree (approximately 5 miles east on Rd 500.). I put my arms on its massive 37 foot girth and said a prayer. This area was important to ongoing salmon research begun sometime in the 1960s. Where are the salmon today? “Where have all the flowers gone” goes through my head whenever I ride through this area now. Even thirty years later, the forest has not fully recovered. And, the salmon have not. Where are the spotted owls? Where is the California Giant salamander? Mostly gone or endangered. When you affect one species, all species pay a price and for what? A new fence or a deck? It is time to rethink how are forests are managed.

    Many illiterate people laughed at Senator Al Gore’s book “Earth in the Balance” published in 1992. “Are we so unique and powerful as to be essentially separate from the earth? It is now all too easy to regard the earth as a collection of “resources’ having an intrinsic value no longer than their usefulness at the moment.” In this same thirty years since that clear cut the web of our environment was dramatically and drastically affected to this very day.

    Since then, our planet has not improved but continues to degrade to the point all life is affected. The web of life is a reality not a “theory”. It is time for us to wake up. Although, we may have passed the tipping point. It is only going to get worse at the rate humans are destroying this beautiful gift of a planet. There is not a second option. The reality is in the face of our future as a species. We too are now endangered.

    To paraphrase Pete Seeger:
    Where have all the redwoods gone, long time passing?
    Where have all the Redwoods gone, long time ago?
    Where have all the redwoods gone?
    Foresters have picked them everyone
    Oh, when will they ever learn?
    Oh, when will they ever learn?

  5. If humans continue to practice the naive attitude of “dominion over all,” we will have dominion over nothing!

  6. Second growth is future old growth! There are fewer (2%) second growth trees than old growth (5%) left on this planet, and they are some of the best at sequestering carbon. We don’t have 60 to 100 years to continue with business as usual.

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