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New Clearcut Logging Plan Near Arnold, CA

Sierra Pacific Industries has filed yet another horrific clearcut logging plan.  Here are the details and an aerial overview of this forest area that will be severely clearcut. THP 4-12-030 CAL (Lookout THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 404 acres; 61% clearcut, … Continue reading

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New clearcut logging plan adjacent to Big Trees State Park

SPI has a new clearcutting logging plan near Arnold and Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Here is a summary of that plan from the THPtrackingcenter. The aerial view above shows how much complete forest removal has already occurred in this area. … Continue reading

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park Clearcuts PDF and Photo

Big Trees State Park various pictures poster revised (PDF)

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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

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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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Welcome to the NEW Site!

We hope you like what we’ve done with the new Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch website!  There are several features that we would like to bring to your attention: We have a new blog, under the Forest Watchers Blog menu item.  … Continue reading

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