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Tree-sit News

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Willits Bypass
In Little Lake Valley, the machines used to install drains into the wetlands, “Wick Drain Stitchers”, are nearing the tree-sit, bringing with them workers and highway patrol guards. Last week, a Calfire helicopter repeatedly circled the tree-sit and flew by slowly within 100 ft of the tree-tops. The-tree-sitters are doing well, other than the [...]

Willits Action Update

Monday, August 5th, 2013

People rallied this morning on the north end of town as festival goers headed south from Reggae on the River. Actions have continued as the town government dukes it out over allowing Caltrans contractors to use city streets for work vehicles. The wick stitchers draw nearer to the tree-sitters every day. Recently, two women locked [...]

Jailed Willits Tree-Sitter Needs Your Support

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Reign is a musician, traveler, and forest defender who is serving a 2.5 month sentence in jail for charges related to tree-sitting in protest of the Willits Bypass.
This is a great time to show your support for those putting their bodies and freedom and risk in defense of wild places.
Reign would LOVE:

Letters! You can send [...]

McKay Tract Tree-sits a Success!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

After 4 years of defending this forest, we are excited to announce that Green Diamond has ended the logging plan! They now intend to sell about 2,000 acres, including this 60 acres and the surround area to the Trust For Public Land to become a community forest. We are looking forward to some much needed [...]

“McKay 09″ Logging Permit Extended…

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The California Department of Deforestation has granted Green Diamond an extension on their plan to clear-cut the grove that we have been defending for three years. The plan is eligible for two one-year extensions including this one. The seasonal restrictions on destroying Northern Spotted Owl nesting zones will end once more on the 15th of [...]