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Archive for the 'Threatened Wild Places' Category

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 [...]

Cascadia Forest Defenders Blockading Clear-cutting Attacked

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Forest defenders near the coast of Oregon were attacked with a bulldozer today after blockading logging roads leading to areas of forest under threat from clear-cutting.

More here on the bulldozer.
Read the original press release before the attack on the Cascadia Forest Defense blog.

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