Meteor and Whittler Old Growth Timber Sales 2004
On the last weekend in June Environmental Protection Information Center's
Forest Watch hosted the second summer hike to endangered old-growth in the
nearby Klamath National Forest. Our first hike on Memorial Day weekend
was a huge success which brought out 32 community members from the coast and
the Salmon River to see ancient forest slated for logging in the Knob Timber
The benefit that evening for the Klamath-Salmon Action Network was well
attended and raised enough money for a new video camera to document these
multiplying timber sales.
(707) 822-TREK (8735).
Forest defense may be investigated if one comes to
Humboldt County and looks into Earth
Ancient Humboldt forests being clearcut: Mattole
Valley and Freshwater in northern California - 2002 update
Illegal logging by the renegade Maxxam
Corporation's Pacific Lumber, Humboldt County, Calif.:
"The reason I went out to the forest to treesit was
to see for myself, because it's a terrible thing the company is
doing," explains a 15 year old activist from Arcata in the coastal
"I do this because I see the trees that are
thousands of years old, and we now have the resources to create what we
make from trees out of new material. The alternatives don't destroy
time and economy so much. What the loggers are doing is devastating
to the economy and to our hearts. We need as much help as possible
to slow down Maxxam Corporation and to bring about a happier place for the
The late, great Sulphur Creek forest:
Sulphur Creek lies on the north fork of the Mattole
River. This area was densely inhabited by spotted owls, but clearcut by Pacific Lumber Co.
Canned Heat, another Timber Harvest Plan that Pacific Lumber
wants to clearcut:
Canned Heat has not yet been approved by California
Department of Forestry. This area is probably the most important
nesting area left in the Mattole for spotted owls, and a clearcut will be
running right through their homes." - A.A., treesitting photographer
for Culture Change magazine.
In early fall 2002 thirteen women treesat for 13 days,
joining other treesitters in the Mattole and in Freshwater. Thirteen for
Thirteen was a success, although more support is needed from the mostly
somnolent local populace and from citizens around the world.
Freshwater Forest is mainly ancient redwood, northeast
of Eureka, California. The state water board could have shut down
the logging, as it was causing flooding to homes and spoiling wells;
however, the state agency "wimped out," according to activists,
and instead asked for mediation with "the renegade, lawless timber
The Mattole River is south of Eureka in Southern
Humboldt County, and the trees at risk are mainly doug fir.
Here are relevant websites for more information,
including how to get involved and visit the trees: www.sf.indymedia.org/features/forest
- www.mattoledefense.com -