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Our New McKay Position Paper

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Earth First! Humboldt’s Position on the “McKay 09” Logging Plan

By Jeremy “Farmer” Jensen and Earth First! Humboldt 1/24/12

Forest Description
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The 7,200 acre McKay Tract has been heavily logged over the past century leaving very few mature stands of trees. The largest contiguous grove of old forest over 70 years old is found [...]

Radio Update from the Tree-Village

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Stormy weather is really setting in, but we’re hanging in there.
A few scenes to imagine from the past few days- tree-sitters barely staying dry through quick thinking, rags, jackets, cordage and ingenuity as rain attempts to penetrate every small gap in our shelters, huddled under our tarps in relative dark using headlamps to read during [...]

“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 [...]

Update: We’re on alert, no cutting yet.

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

The weather is cool and calm, on a recent night a Spotted Owl was heard in the tree-village. Tree-dwellers are alert and ready for action as we near year three of the defense of this forest.
Its been over ten days since Green Diamond filed “start-up” on the McKay 09 logging plan, signaling the potential start [...]

Tree-sit music video

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011