SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

North Coast | Environment & Forest Defense | Front Page

Thu Aug 19 2010 (Updated 08/26/10) Forest Defenders Scale Rope Structures to Block Entrance of Humbolt Logging Road
Forest Activists Blockade Clear-cut Logging In Jacoby Creek! Early in the morning on August 17th, forest defenders set up a 60-foot high road blockade to stop the active clear-cutting operations of Green Diamond Resource Company in the redwoods near Jacoby Creek Road north of Eureka in Humboldt County. These clear-cut logging plans represent a fraction of the ongoing clear-cut logging operations in Northern California.

“We are not coming down voluntarily until the reckless logging in the Jacoby Creek watershed is stopped,” said Fly, one of the activists from atop the 60 ft. high hanging platform.

Citing concern for the local redwood ecosystem as well as global climate change, the activists scaled rope structures made to block the entrance of a logging road. The blockades were constructed so that if moved or damaged, the activists could fall from a considerable height. Several pickup trucks and a van full of workers had to turn back when they arrived. One of the workers from the van started cutting the rope before supporters on the ground could stop him.

EF! Humbolt update, 8/20/10: As of this 10:00 am today, the logging road is open and the highly destructive clear-cutting of the Redwoods within the Jacoby Creek watershed continues.

photoRead More | Jacoby Creek Action Update

01/20/15 Hundreds Protest Approval of Police Attack Vehicle Purchase at City Council Meeting   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/17/15 Cannabis Advocates Send Letters to Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors   Drug War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/16/15 Yellowstone National Park Initiates Bison Capture Operations   Environment & Forest Defense | Animal Liberation
01/16/15 DPR Recommendations Leave Schoolchildren, Rural Communities at Risk from Pesticides   Health, Housing, and Public Services | California
01/14/15 Statewide Tour Urges Governor Brown to Stop Fracking   Environment & Forest Defense | California
01/14/15 Bay Area Pulls Off 96 Hours of Action as Part of National Call to "Reclaim King’s Legacy"   Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | California
01/11/15 Environmentalists Couldn’t Stop the Slaughter at Idaho’s Annual Coyote and Wolf Derby   Environment & Forest Defense | Animal Liberation
01/10/15 Federal Government Releases Eric McDavid After Withholding Documents from Him at Trial   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
01/06/15 Santa Cruz Warming Center Program Provides Warmth and Shelter   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/06/15 Monarchs Decline By 90 Percent In Past 20 Years   Environment & Forest Defense | California
01/02/15 Fracking Regulations Released Six Months Before Studies Are Complete   Environment & Forest Defense | California | Government & Elections