Where We Are
State Forest Priorities
Timber Industry Influence
Big Timber in Control
Managing for Public Values
Jackson Economic Effects
CDF's Dismal Record
Internal CDF Docs
Mission & Benefits
Bill of Rights
Wag the Dog
Time to Restore
Remarks to BOF
We Are Today and Where We've Come From,
Vince Taylor, March 16, 2007
Documents Related to Alternative G
Negotiations. Documents written in the process of negotiating on
unresolved issues between the Mendocino Working Group and the state.
of the Mendocino Working Group,
November 30, 2006. The working group
consisted of six people in Mendocino County intimately involved with
Jackson State Forest, four from the timber industry, one from the Sierra
Club, and one from the Campaign to Restore Jackson State Forest. The report
presents the group's consensus recommendations on management principles for
Jackson Forest and on a two-phase process for getting the forest back into
Priorities for California State Forests,
Taylor, May 23, 2005. This paper was prepared for the
first meeting of the Demonstration State Forest Advisory Group, meeting in
Santa Rosa, California on May 25, 2005
Come the Timber Industry Controls California Timber Policy?,
Vince Taylor, May 2005
Actions Show Big Timber
in Control of the Governor,
Vince Taylor, September 16,
For the Record: CDF's
Attempts to Ignore and Evade Its Legal Responsibilities in the Management
of Jackson State Forest,
Vince Taylor, September 2004
Jackson State Forest For Public Values (PDF file, requires
Vince Taylor, May 2004. Addresses timber
industry arguments against management reform at Jackson State Forest and
explains how this public forest could best serve broad public interests.
Broadening the Vision for
Jackson State Forest --
a slide show on the Forest, its potentials,
and the failings of the Draft Management Plan. Originally presented at the
Jackson State Forest Town Hall Meeting, Fort Bragg, CA, September 25, 2001.
Effects of Jackson State Forest --
an economic analysis showing that shifting Jackson Forest from industrial
timber production to research, restoration, and education would cause a
much smaller reduction in timber-related employment than estimated by CDF,
while county income would likely be increased, Vince Taylor, July 2004.
Internal CDF Documents
(PDF file, requires
These memos by a senior CDF staff person at Jackson State Forest confirm
the inadequacy of the 1983 management plan and the refusal of CDF
Sacramento to devote the resources required to develop a new plan that
reflects current science and environmental concerns.
State Forest Background, by Jeremiah Siem ((PDF file, requires
Acrobat Reader). An
extensive collection of historical, current, and statistical information on
Jackson State Forest, Mendocino County, and the redwood timber industry.
This is important reading for anyone wanting in-depth context for
evaluating the best use for Jackson State Forest.
Rights for Jackson State Forest. The
Campaign's official statement of recommended management provisions for
Jackson State, with supporting reasons.
Proceedings of the Conference on the
Restoration and Management of Coast Redwood Forests: Jackson Demonstration
State Forest. (PDF file,
Papers presented at conference
on restoring Jackson State Forest, November 2000, in Fort Bragg,
California. Includes Ecology and Management of
Coast Redwood by
William Russell, Ph.D. and
Economic Effects of Restoring Jackson State
Redwood Forest: Dispelling the Myths by Vince Taylor, Ph.D.
The Best Environmental
Investment (PDF file, requires
Shows that the environmental and
recreational benefits are thousands of times as great as the cost of
investments in the Campaign.
The Case for Restoring
Jackson State Forest (PDF file, requires
Acrobat Reader). Documents the case for changing the
mission of Jackson State Forest from logging to restoration.
Will the Tail Wag the Dog?,
Published in the Fort Bragg Advocate News and Mendocino
Beacon, March 7, 2002.
Ten Reasons to Halt
Logging Now, Vince Taylor, June 19, 2000.
Time to Restore Jackson
State Forest, Vince Taylor. Published in Fort Bragg
Advocate and Mendocino Beacon, April 6, 2000 (edited).
Remarks to the Board of
Forestry, Vince Taylor, July 13, 2000.
Request to Our State
Government to Restore...: Newspaper ad appearing in the Fort
Bragg Advocate and Mendocino Beacon, signed by over 500 people, October 26,
2000. (PDF file, requires
Letter from Sierra Club to CDF
on scope of new management plan alternatives, Kathy Bailey (PDF