Logging

Logging Threat Averted – Save the Redwoods Agrees to Purchase Forest

Logging Threat Averted – Save the Redwoods Agrees to Purchase Forest View in Browser Guerneville Forest Coalition We did it! Save the Redwoods League agrees to purchase forest, removing logging threat. Our three year fight to protect 224 acres of redwood forest along the Russian River from logging has likely succeeded. We are delighted to […]

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Friends of Felta Creek Update on Hearing

UPDATE: Quick afternoon update to end your week on a high note. We have just returned from the Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting. Ken Bareilles was charged with violations and fines totaling $250,891 for discharging sediment into Felta Creek  and adjoining waterways. All as a result of negligent timber harvest practices. After presentations by

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Sierra Club: Conventional Biomass Incineration: A Dirty Response to an Overstated Problem

“Sonoma Biomass Business Competition” gift to loggers….Sierra Club responds with facts and science…..“The problem with these policies is that they encourage the use of a dirty energy source to solve a problem that is over-played. The vast majority of dead trees in California forests pose no threat to people or infrastructure and, according to recent

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Loggers come up with slick logging plan…..against current science…

Loggers marketing plan is WRONG WRONG WRONG for the forests and watersheds. Climate change exasperated by wine industry clearcutting for vineyards, sucking the aquifers dry and allowing more and more building is creating a perfect storm for fires. “The Sonoma County Biomass Business Competition is looking to invest in local entrepreneurs with two awards of

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As County refuses to be lead agency in forestry issues: Locals come together to oppose logging plan

Thanks you to all who signed on to our petition including major organizations. You can see comments here:  santarosapubliccomment@fire.ca.gov. “The Silver Estates land is already a mess of bio-fuels left behind from previous timber harvests. Even scarier, the land is dotted with homeless camps using illegal campfires. The landowner has failed to keep the land

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UPDATE: GOOD NEWS on Felta Creek Watershed Logging

Felta Creek Watershed Update Sorry for another email but we have breaking news. Late yesterday CalFire  DENIED Timber Harvest Plan 1-17-017 SON. This is certainly good news, coming at an intense time. We’re just not sure  how good it is. The plan submitter, Mr. Bareilles has a few options. He can appeal the decision to the State Board of

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