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Tree Sitters Occupy Humboldt Redwoods
by efhumboldt
Tuesday Dec 2nd, 2008 9:42 PM
Tree-sitters unfurled a large 30 ft. wide banner this morning on the edge of the great Redwood forest, east of Eureka, Ca. The banner reads “Hey Green Diamond, Stop Clear-cutting -Earth First!”. The sitters remain aloft and are occupying several large second growth trees that are slated for logging. We invite the public to come and see the threatened forest for themselves.

Tree-sitters unfurled a large 30 ft. wide banner this morning on the edge of the great Redwood forest, east of Eureka, Ca. The banner reads “Hey Green Diamond, Stop Clear-cutting -Earth First!”. The sitters remain aloft and are occupying several large second growth trees that are slated for logging. We invite the public to come and see the threatened forest for themselves. (Directions below).

The Green Diamond Resource Company plans to log 60 acres of large second growth and residual old growth Redwoods here in the near future. The two groves represent the oldest remaining forest and best habitat for old-growth dependent species like the Northern Spotted Owl. The owls are nesting in the other grove where trees over 1,000 years old still stand. Green Diamond has a permit to destroy the habitat of this endangered species. The Green Diamond land is located in the “McKay Tract” and totals 7,200 acres. Nearly the entire Tract (and the entire California Redwood range) has been clear-cut once already since the 1800’s and over half of the tract has been logged within the past 20 years. The McKay Tract encompasses the Ryan Creek watershed. Green Diamond also has plans for residential development here, threatening the health of the largest Coho Salmon population in the Humboldt Bay watershed. We’ll have more info and updates on this in the near future.

Directions:

From Arcata go South on 101.

Turn Left on Myrtle Ave.

Turn Right on Harrison.

Harrison turns into Manzanita.

Turn Left on Dolbeer St.

Turn Left onto Walnut Drive at 3 the way intersection.

Stay on Walnut and look for the big green watertanks.

Shortly after that turn Left onto Northridge rd.

The forest will be on your left and the big white banner is visible from the road.

Please be respectful to the neighbors, thanks.
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