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audio Audio: Voices of the Mattole Forest Defenders (audio/mpeg 19.1MB) by Alicia Littletree, Mendocino Earth First!
Total time 20:45. Hear the voices of the Mattole Forest Defenders, as they introduce themselves and describe the struggle to defend some of the last of the ancient Douglas Fir forests from plunder by Maxxam/ Pacific Lumber Company. The activists describe the area, confrontations with police and logging crews, pepper spray and arrests, and the complex blockades they have built twelve miles into PL company land to keep the trees standing, with contact information at the end. Community and Mi...
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2001 9:35PM
image Mattole Forest Defenders Brace for New Round of Attacks (Picture) 120_n20mattole1-29w.jpg by Mattole Defense
During a gate action beforer Christmas, Forest Defenders and local residents blocked the monument gate entrance to Rainbow Ridge, 14 miles distant. New rounds of attacks on Old Growth Douglas Fir, and activists defending them, are expected by Maxxam/Pacific Lumber loggers and Humboldt County Law Enforcement....
Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2000 2:28PM
image Forest Defenders Blockade Road to Rainbow Ridge (photo) 120_carlockdown-w.jpg by Duff
Forest defender in position to lock down at junked car blockade along logging road to Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole watershed. See associated print article for details....
Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2000 5:16PM
text 5 Arrested in Mattole by anonymous
Pacific Lumber Security know as the Humboldt Sheriffs Department Arrested 5 forest defenders today in the Mattole....
Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2000 10:29PM
image Mattole Update - 11/21 Picture 120_n20mattole1-3c.jpg by Mattole Forest Defenders
A image from the Monday(11/20) early morning blockade organized by the residents of the Mattole River Valley....
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 9:27PM
text Mattole Update - 11/21 article by Mattole Forest Dfenders
Maxxam/Pacific Lumber (PL) is trying to begin clearcutting the second largest intact stand of lowland old-growth Douglas Fir in California - Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed of the Lost Coast....
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 9:23PM
text Maxxam logging in the Mattole Update - 11-17-2000 by NCEF! alert list
Last Friday, we heard the news we've been anticipating for weeks. A truckload of Columbia Helicopter loggers showed up to clearcut one of the seven timber harvest plans (THP) on Rainbow Ridge,1-99-475....
Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2000 9:41AM
text Letter to Maxxam/Pacific Lumber by Mattole Forest Defenders
To follow up on our October 27, 2000 letter we are reiterating that Maxxam/Pacific Lumber Company must surely be aware that operating on such controversial plans as THP 1-99-475 is more than likely to result in public protest including non-violent direct action on site....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2000 3:45PM
text Statement from the Mattole Forest Defenders within the boundaries of THP 99-475 by NCTM
We as friends and residents of the Mattole River Watershed, calling ourselves the Mattole Forest Defenders, set out today to try to non-violently stop the logging of the controversial Timber Harvest Plan 99-475 (THP 475)....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2000 3:37PM
text MATTOLE LOGGING BEGINS!!! by NCTM
This morning we heard the news we've been anticipating for weeks. A truckload of loggers showed up to one of the seven timber harvest plans (THP) on Rainbow Ridge, 99-475....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2000 3:29PM
text Ruling on Rainbow Ridge THP 475 - Logging could begin... by NCTM
Judge Cissna ruled today against issuing a Preliminary Injunction to halt logging on THP 475 - (the 53-acre timber harvest plan on Rainbow Ridge to clearcut ancient forests on steep slopes above Allwardt Creek)....
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2000 10:12PM
text CDF to Approve Logging Plans in Mattole by douglas fir
On Friday morning, September 15, the California Department of Forestry (CDF) is set to approve the second of seven controversial logging plans in the ancient Douglas fir forests of Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole watershed of Humboldt County. This plan - 1-00-218HUM - allows Maxxam/Pacific Lumber (PL) to remove logs from the Sulphur Creek drainage cut illegally in 1998....
Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2000 12:45AM