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Archive for August, 2010

Trees fall near Sitter

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Press release taken from http://forestdefender.blogspot.com
Green Diamond Threatens Lives of Protesters
Century Old Timber Company Continues to Clear cut Redwoods
ARCATA- Tree sitters lives were threatened Tuesday morning, when they awoke to the sound of Green Diamond Resource Company (Simpson Timber) chainsaws roaring, while trees were felled directly adjacent to the non-violent protesters’ tree-top [...]

Action Update: 2 Tree-Sits erected

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Forest Defense activists erected two tree-sits last night. Green Diamond is planning to clear-cut this now-occupied area of second-growth Redwoods, with individuals in the stand up to 150 years old. The THP (01-08-145) is on the Jacoby Creek watershed, an area in which salmon still come to spawn, and has been devastated by rampant clear-cutting [...]

Update: Blockaders Evacuate

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

This is a statement from Fly, one of the road blockaders-
“Last night I was forced to evacuate the Skypod. Under a blanket of darkness, I evaded the security guard and walked away to safety. Because of the way Green Diamond and the Sherrifs had cut and retied my life-line, I was unable to see my [...]

Jacoby Creek Action Update

Friday, August 20th, 2010

As of this 10:00 am today, the logging road is open and the highly destructive clear-cutting of the Redwoods within the Jacoby Creek watershed continues. The brave forest defenders who blocked the road in the early morning two days ago still there, still refusing to come down from the trees. Green Diamond Resource Company has [...]

Breaking News- Jacoby Creek Clearcut Logging Blockaded

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

From an email this morning-
In addition to the information in this press release, we were also just told that Humboldt County Sherriffs cut the lifeline of the activist who is still dangling 60 feet in the air. In addition they arrested a support person to the action, to clear the road so Green Diamond Resource [...]