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 killed by these operations.

Oaks are critical for food and cover by a large population of bird and mammal species. Productivity of deer and other species has been directly related to acorns.

Oaks provide structural habitat for concealment, resting, nesting, denning, and birthing. Their flowers provide nectar and pollen that are essential for the survival of countless species of butterflies, bees, and beetles

Take action now! Help EPFW end clearcutting and destruction of oaks in the Sierra.



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