Campaign to Restore Jackson State Redwood Forest
To restore the 50,000 acres of publicly owned Jackson State redwood
timberland to a healthy and renewing forest for the benefit of future
Benefits of Restoration
- Provide recreation, solitude, and inspiration in a natural forest.
- Heal watersheds that provide critical habitat for endangered salmon
and steelhead, thereby helping to revive the once-thriving local
- Create a large, vital, contiguous sanctuary for species dependent
on mature redwood forests.
- Demonstrate the techniques needed to bring a logged redwood forest
into a healthy, sustained, balanced, life-supporting system.
- Provide research opportunities for scientists, professionals, and
students on all levels, from local to international communities.
Provide a source of clean water for Fort Bragg, Caspar and
- Provide a living laboratory for training students in ecology and
careers in conservation.
- Strengthen the local economy by encouraging compatible uses such as
recreation, education and eco-tourism.
To cut trees only to enhance restoration and recreation.
The California Department of Forestry is logging tens of thousands
of redwood trees every year out of Jackson Forest. The biggest trees
in the best parts of the forest are being cut first and clearcutting
continues. These devastating policies make future restoration more
difficult and need to be changed.
To halt CDF's plans to log the oldest, undisturbed stands
second-growth redwoods and those parts of the forest most used by
neighbors and the public.
To educate the public and the state legislature
about the benefits of restoring this publicly owned redwood forest.