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Campaign to Restore Jackson State Redwood Forest

Mission Statement

To restore the 50,000 acres of publicly owned Jackson State redwood timberland to a healthy and renewing forest for the benefit of future generations.

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 fisheries industry.
  • 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 living laboratory for training students in ecology and careers in conservation.
  • Provide a source of clean water for Fort Bragg, Caspar and Mendocino.
  • Strengthen the local economy by encouraging compatible uses such as recreation, education and eco-tourism.

Key Objectives

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.

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