Gualala Redwood Timber has proposed two logging plans targeting redwood forest in the floodplain of the Gualala River and on steep slopes directly above ( THP 1-15-042-SON “Dogwood” and THP 1-15-033 SON “Apple,” respectively).
The plans fail to comply with state and federal laws protecting threatened and endangered species. Agencies which should be protecting those species (National Marine Fisheries Service, US Fish & Wildlife, CA Water Quality Control Board and CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife) have not yet commented on the flawed plans. Without pressure from the public, these plans may be approved as written.
Sign the petition
To protest these destructive logging plans, please sign this petition at Change.org:
Help protect the precious floodplain of the Gualala River from two terrible logging plans.
The petition was started by Rick & Jeanne Jackson. Ms. Jackson writes the popular weekly “Mendonoma Sightings” column in the Independent Coast Observer as well as the blog, MendonomaSightings.com. She is also the author of Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year: The Fascinating World of Nature on the Mendocino/Sonoma Coast, with photos by Craig Tooley.