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

North Coast | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Front Page

Mon Jan 31 2011 (Updated 02/10/11) Caltrans to Fell Dozens of Trees in Humboldt County Highway Expansion Project
Protest Planned as Caltrans Prepares to Widen US-101 Through Richardson Grove Caltrans plans to take down some 54 trees in the Richardson Grove, and pave over the roots of many old-growth trees, in order to widen and straighten US-101 in southern Humboldt County. Reported to contain the 9th largest tree of all remaining coast redwoods, local residents refer to the Richardson Grove as the edge of the "Redwood Curtain."

Studies show that removing redwoods from a grove can have adverse affects on the root systems of remaining massive old-growth redwoods, causing death to unintended trees and habitat. Local residents also say the highway expansion project will lead to unlimited commercial development in Humboldt County.

Under the banner "protect the forest and our future, resist invasion," preservation groups and community members against the project have called for a mass rally at Caltrans District 1 headquarters in Eureka on Monday, February 7th and over 200 came to demonstrate against the highway expansion. Twelve people were arrested.

Reports: 200+ Protest Road Widening Through Richardson Grove at CalTrans, 12 arrested | Jan. 23rd report from the grove

Previous Coverage: Groups Vow Legal Challenge Against Highway Widening Threatening Ancient Humboldt Redwoods

Photo credit: Caltrans

08/21/14 Longest Blockade of Israeli Ship in History — Zim Lines Ship​ Forced to Leave Oakland Port   Labor & Workers | Palestine
08/16/14 Sam Farr Votes Again and Again to Strengthen U.S.-Israel Military Ties   Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/16/14 WeCopwatch Reports on Protests and Police Abuses from Ferguson, Missouri   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
08/12/14 Youth Press Conference in San Francisco Calls Attention to Children at the Border   International | Americas | Immigrant Rights
08/09/14 Homeless Activists Urge ACLU to Take More Principled Stand on Criminalization of Sleep   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/09/14 Environmentalists, Farmers, Tribal Leaders Call for New Bay Delta Conservation Plan EIR   Environment & Forest Defense | California
08/09/14 Latino Activists Demonstrate in Solidarity with Children Detained by U.S., Killed in Gaza   Immigrant Rights
08/09/14 Community Calls for End to U.S. Funded, Seven-Year Siege by Israel's Military   Palestine
08/05/14 'Operation Chill' Provides Santa Cruz Police with New Weapon: Free Slurpees   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/04/14 Three-Time Killer Reinstated After Being Fired for Throwing CS Flash-Bang at Scott Olsen   Police State and Prisons
08/04/14 Angry Seniors, Teachers, Hotel Workers, Artists and Community Block Tech Buses in SF   Health, Housing, and Public Services