Please sign up as a
member of the Campaign and tell your friends. Every member we get
increases the chances of saving your redwood forest from the chainsaws.
Jackson State Forest is
50,000 acres of publicly owned redwood forest located in Mendocino
County, only three hours drive from San Francisco. Tragically, the
state views Jackson State Forest primarily as a
source of lumber and revenue. Each year, the California Department of
Forestry (CDF), which manages this public
forest, cuts out of it tens of thousands of redwood trees, over 28
million board feet of lumber.
ignores the fabulous recreation potential of this forest. Hiking, biking,
horseback riding, and camping have been
sacrificed whenever they have conflicted with timber production. The
state has equally ignored the pressing need for wildlife sanctuary
for species dependent on mature redwood forests and has refused to give
salmon habitat the protection that science recommends.
Legal action initiated by the Campaign to Restore Jackson State
Redwood Forest has halted new logging since 2001,
forcing the preparation of a new management plan and two Environmental Impact
Reports (EIRs). We are preparing to challenge the latest EIR.
We need to
force the state government to understand that we want the
public forest managed for the public benefit, not for the
benefit of the timber industry.
We will continue fighting until they get the message.
enough people speak out, the government has to listen.
Join us on this exciting and
empowering quest to save our redwood forest!, and
tell your friends to join, too.