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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
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
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
You can see what has already been clearcut on a satellite map made for EPFW at www.sierraforest.org. (For more information on the specific clearcutting logging projects mentioned here view this pdf.) Sierra Pacific Industries is currently clearcutting in the Tuolumne … Continue reading
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
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