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EFFECTS OF BARK BEETLE-CAUSED TREE MORTALITY ON WILDFIRE!

Below is a synopsis by biologist Gwen Starrett of an article by Hicke et al (2012) re beetle-killed trees and fire. Link to original article from Forest Ecology and Management: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1224&context=barkbeetles   What are the effects of bark beetle-caused tree … Continue reading

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New report on the low cost and low returns of removing forests for water in the Sierra

Environment Now just released a report examining the idea of using logging to increase water flows. This is an old idea, but it has received renewed attention in recent years. Therefore, EN commissioned hydrologist Jonathan Rhodes and fisheries scientist Christopher Frissell … Continue reading

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Pesticide use in Calaveras County forested watersheds

                Pesticides (including herbicides and poisons for rodents) are used by industrial logging companies in our forested watersheds throughout California.  These toxic chemicals primarily are used in clearcutting and industrial tree plantations vs. selection harvesting. … Continue reading

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MENLO PARK PASSES RESOLUTION TO BAN CLEARCUT LOGGING IN CALIFORNIA

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE, APRIL 7, 2015 CONTACT:  Karen Maki, Sierra Club, 650-346-0467, karenmaki@comcast.net MENLO PARK PASSES RESOLUTION TO BAN CLEARCUT LOGGING IN CALIFORNIA  Menlo Park, CA– On Tuesday April 7, 2015, Menlo Park’s City Council passed a resolution to call … Continue reading

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Request for aerial view of clearcutting in Calaveras

Recently someone asked for aerial views of clearcuts in Calaveras County. Here are a few including some around Big Trees State Park. Tons more – let us know what you want to see more of!  See old old oaks – … Continue reading

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Large new SPI clearcutting plan in Calaveras -Swiss Ranch

http://thptracker.blogspot.com/2014/03/sierra-pacific-industries-to-clearcut.html Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log near Arnold, CA (photo from CSERC of typical clearcut) THP 4-14-006 CAL (Swiss Ranch THP) Sierra Pacific Industries; 361acres; 72% clearcut, 25% no-harvest, 1% shelterwood, 1% selection, 1% roadside logging. Upper O’Neil Creek, … Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club urge California to get clearcutting out of cap and trade

Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club urge CARB to get clearcutting out of cap and trade

 http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-04-friends-of-the-earth-and-sierra-club-urge-carb-to-ge

Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club urge CARB to get clearcutting out of cap and trade
Groups give billionaire timber baron Red Emmerson mock “climate champion” award

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Today, a coalition of environmental groups including Sierra Club California and Friends of the Earth delivered a letter to California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols and Climate Action Reserve Chair Linda Adams urging them to fix a fundamental flaw in the cap and trade regulations implementing AB 32, the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act, that allows companies to sell offset credits for “even-age management” — a practice that involves clearcutting forests and replanting monoculture stands of uniform age.

The letter charges that California’s current forest protocol “undermines the credibility of California’s cap and trade system by incentivizing the destruction of old-growth forests,” and calls on CARB and CAR to adopt an immediate moratorium on registration of carbon credits from forest projects that entail clearcutting. See link for more…. http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-04-friends-of-the-earth-and-sierra-club-urge-carb-to-ge

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Is Sierra Pacific Industries “green” SFI certification “greenwashing”?

Is Sierra Pacific Industries’ clearcutting under the so called “green” SFI certification “greenwashing”?  You decide. Sierra Pacific Industries claims that their clearcut logging methods are environmentally friendly and sustainable and proudly stands behind their SFI forest certification.  Last week,  however, according … Continue reading

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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

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Check out video – forest animals demand end to clearcutting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=2ruRMJN50x0&feature=endscreen    

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