California. September 12th marked the expiration of the Long Ridge timber harvest plan (THP) in the Mattole watershed. After 5 years of fierce direct action and multiple months-long road blockades, tree-sits, and tripods to save the Mattole forest, this day conjures both somber and celebratory emotions.Continue reading Mattole’s Ancient Forest: 5 years of resistance
Message from tree sitter Rook. Rook came down but protests and acts of civil disobedience are expected to continue.Continue reading Rainbow Ridge, #CA: After 60 days in the canopy, #Rook has returned to the ground…
California: Forest defenders report on continuing actions to defend the ancient Mattole forest. Recently, the Humboldt Redwood Company has attempted to forcefully remove a tree sitter.Continue reading #Mattole Forest: Office Demonstration Disrupts #Humboldt Redwood Co. Offices to Demand Safety for Treesitter
Mattole forest, California: Thoughts from Rook, the tree sitter on Long Ridge.Continue reading #Mattole’s Ancient Forest: Thoughts from Rook, the tree sitter on Long Ridge
Petrolia, CA (June 10, 2019) — For over 24 hours, security guards working for Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) have camped under an old-growth tree threatened with imminent destruction.Continue reading Conflict Intensifies in #MattoleForest as Tree Sit is Erected and Elders Are Arrested
California: Logging Crews and Security Showed up in a Contested Logging plan in the Mattole Forest, Ready to Cut in Legacy Forest and Threatened Habitat.Continue reading Mattole Alert: Forest Defenders Head to the Woods and Lost Coast League Cries Foul As Humb in #California
On November 16, Forest Defenders in Humboldt County took to the trees on forestland owned by Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), California’s most massive clear cutter and largest landowner. They are defending old growth and mature trees on a timber plan very close to where they have been defending forests on Humboldt Redwood Company land. The site is deep in the forest, and the activists are risking arrest to call attention to corporate logging of large, fire-resistant trees, damage to water quality, and other destructive environmental impacts.