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Archive for November, 2009

Forest Pillaging - A long tradition continued by Green Diamond/Simpson

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Since the onset of commercial logging in the 1800’s, 98% of the Ancient Redwoods were cut down under the order of timber barons. Much of what grew back, the “second growth”, has been clear-cut as well. Green Diamond, formerly known as Simpson, continues the practice of clear-cutting to this day. We want to put this [...]

Timber Worker Cuts Tree-sit Rope and Steals Gear

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

In the tree-village today, an activist on the ground approached a recently lowered climbing rope to find it severed and a carabiner stolen off of the end of the rope. The thief/saboteur also took a rain poncho. There is strong reason believe it was a Green Diamond employee. This marks an increase in aggression by [...]

Green Diamond’s Latest Logging Proposals + More

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

All of these Timber Harvest Plans can be downloaded and viewed here at CDF’s THP library.

GD “K&K 600 Road THP”
40 Acres
North Fork Mad River
Newly filed, Under Review
This plan entails road building and logging the “Right of Way”. There are no units. As Green Diamond puts it, “This THP is only for the construction of [...]

Nov. 9th Update

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Wintery weather has set in. We are doing well and we’ve seen a slow but steady flow of people coming into the campaign. The tree-village is still growing and work in the forest canopy is ongoing. We are putting out the request for contributions of winter gear including rain jackets and pants, wool clothing (esp. [...]