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Archive for March, 2009

Sierra Pacific Industries Renews Threat to Underwood Forest

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Notorious timber baron Red Emmerson of Sierra Pacific Industries has filed a new logging plan in the native forest of Underwood Mountain. Thier new plan aims to wipe out most of the remaining square quarter mile private inholding of forest land nestled in the public Underwood Roadless area. Last year, SPI built a much contested [...]

Flying Squirrel Discovers Tree-sitters

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

This Northern Flying Squirrel arrived at the tree-sits last week. It was the first of it’s species to be seen by activists living in the Redwood canopy since the first tree-sit went up in August of last year. The squirrels are nocturnal and are sometimes preyed upon by Spotted Owls. They mate in May and [...]

Alert- GD Employees In McKay Today

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Though logging hasn’t started, Green Diamond is frequently visiting the tree sits, sometimes bringing sherrifs along. Today, two activists were chased through the forest by loggers but safely got away. Ground support is on alert and tree-sitters are prepared to defend the tree-villages in the event that logging begins. If you want to be part [...]

Green Diamond Cuts Jobs and Slows Logging

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Green Diamond and their subsidiary, California Redwood Company, have announced they are eliminating 85 positions due to the continuing lack of demand for lumber. They also said that they are slowing their rate of logging. No exact numbers there.
The company could have begun logging in the McKay Tract on Feb 15th but has held off [...]

McKay 09 Update: No Logging Yet

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Tree-sitters are maintaining their vigilance as logging could begin any day. More trees have been added to the traverse rope networks, there are now over 20 Redwood and Sitka Spruce trees being defended. They range in age from 70 to over 100 years old. Tree-sitters are requesting camp stoves with re-usable fuel bottles, large tarps,  [...]