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SPI plans more clearcutting near Hwy 4 & Cottage Springs

http://thptracker.blogspot.com/2013/11/sierra-pacific-industries-to-clearcut_16.html Sierra Pacific Industries has just announced their plans for even more clearcuts in Calaveras County  – this logging plan is  near Cottage Springs and Highway 4. EPFW will be reviewing this and two other new very large clearcutting plans in our … Continue reading

New video released “Clearcutting California Forests”

  Clearcutting our forests – Time is running out for wildlife.  Tens of thousands of acres will be clearcut this year. Please check out this  NEW short video – “Clearcutting in California”  then share the shameful secret that California is … Continue reading

Two new ways to tell California to stop clearcutting our forests!

Two new ways to make your voice heard that clearcutting of California’s forests must stop! Continue reading

Forest clearcutting is eliminating oaks – a critical wildlife resource

Widespread clearcutting in the Sierra Nevada by Sierra Pacific Industries is destroying an estimated 90% plus of this critical resource in clearcuts. The majority of oaks and other hardwoods are being cut, bulldozed, sprayed with herbicides, or otherwise damaged or … Continue reading

More clearcutting planned for Calaveras forests

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has already had plans approved or pending to use clearcut type/evenaged logging methods on approximately 16,000 acres – equivalent to 25 square miles in Calaveras County.  You can see what has already been clearcut on a … Continue reading

Clear-cutting, death and madness (1&2)

The controversy about the clearcutting in Battle Creek watershed continues to grow. Check out the new blogs below by Doug Craig about the clearcutting in Battle Creek and the salmon restoration project there. Also see how you can join the conversation and take actions at The Pelican Network go to http://www.pelicannetwork.net/stopclearcut.htm. Continue reading

California’s failure to protect forests and fish

The Sacramento Bee published a critical investigative story, “Troubled Waters of Battle Creek,” on the front page of the Sunday June 19th paper that reveals the state’s failure to protect our forests and fish.
Go to http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/19/3711308/troubled-waters-of-battle-creek.html to learn how clearcut logging is severely threatening the Battle Creek watershed’s salmon spawning grounds while over $100 million of public money is being spent to restore the watershed.
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Major new developments reward good forestry and logging

In the last few months several major companies announced they are choosing only Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood products to sell in their retail outlets.
Other less stringent certifications, identified as “greenwashing” by environmental organizations, allow clear cutting timber and other actions harmful to habitat and watersheds.
Those practices are unacceptable to achieve FSC certification.The organization’s standard for “green” products were developed by scientists independent of large timber corporations.

Companies and consumers that want wood products produced in an environmentally sound manner will not buy wood products from logging corporations that devastate habitat, watersheds, climate and wildlife. That means wood products from companies like Sierra Pacific Industry (SPI) no longer will be purchased by these corporations. Continue reading

What can you do to help protect healthy forests?

Everyone agrees that maintaining healthy forests in the Sierra Nevada is a good thing. It’s good for air quality, provides a base for healthy water, provides scenic beauty and recreational opportunities, and drives the economy of the foothill and mountain communities.

But not everyone understands that individuals can have a major impact on decisions regarding the future of the forests.

To often the public interest has not been supported by government and commercial decisions. Those decisions have had a major impact on the long-term health, and even potential survival, of the forest.

Damage has been done.

But that can change… Continue reading

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