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|SF: Save The Sierra|
|Date||Saturday December 02|
|Time||10:30 AM - 4:30 PM|
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|Yosemite Room of the Sierra Club Office, (85 Second Street, San Francisco)|
|sierra [at] forestethics.org|
|Phone||415-863-4563 x. 328|
|Address||85 Second Street, San Francisco|
Did you know that rampant clearcutting is still destroying the forests of the Sierra Nevada and that most of this wood is being consumed by the U.S. Homebuilding Industry?
Over the past fifteen years, literally tens of thousands of acres of Sierra forests have been irreparably destroyed through “clearcutting” by Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI). Clearcutting has a number of impacts on the Sierra: species such as the Pacific Fisher lose valuable habitat; biodiversity is decreased as huge swaths of land are cleared and replaced with tree plantations; and fire risks are even increased as tree canopy cover is removed which encourages the growth of flammable brush.
The homebuilding industry consumes the vast majority of this wood as well as wood from endangered forests around the world. To stop this destruction, they must adopt a comprehensive policy that does not give preference to clearcut Sierra Nevada wood.
If you want to learn more about the issue and receive concrete trainings on the way you can help in this important effort, come to a meeting on December 2nd, from 10:30 to 4:45 at the Yosemite Room of the Sierra Club Office, (85 Second Street, San Francisco) co-sponsored by the Loma Prieta Chapter and ForestEthics. Lunch will be provided.
To attend, RSVP required by contacting 415-863-4563 x. 328 or e-mailing sierra [at] forestethics.org, and to learn more visit http://www.savethesierra.org.