Saturday, September 15, 2007

Recent Forest Defense Events (w/pictures)

Sept 3rd. Nanning Creek forest defenders send out alert that Maxxam/Pacific Lumber hired climbers have raided the unoccupied tree-village at Nanning Creek. Chainsaws were used in the canopy to cut off branches and slice platforms. Tree-sitters had vacated the grove during the protected nesting season of the endangered seabird Marbled Murrelets. Protected nesting season to end Sept. 15th.

Morning Sept. 4th- Tree-sitters have gotten back into the ancient trees and send out text message saying that Maxxam/PL employees are back, sending up climbers to cut traverse ropes that link trees and confiscated forest defenders gear that was still on the ground when they arrived.

Evening Sept.4th Humboldt Forest Defenders and supporters gather at the front gate to Nanning Creek and hold an all-night candle light vigil. Dodging late night traffic on the logging road, ground support mounts a successfull re-supply mission to replace confiscated gear.

Sept. 6th Forest Defense Action Camp sets up at Grizzly Creek Campground in the Redwoods.

Sept.7th-10th Trainings and Skillshares begin. Midnight Special Law Collective does Non-violent Direct Action Training and Know your rights workshop. Climbing Trainings and Backwoods Skillshare have large attendence. Around 50 people at the height of the camp.

Maxxam/PL continues frequent day and night visits and security presence on the ground at Nanning Creek. In order to safely and effectively bring food and supplies to the tree-village, throngs of forest defenders marched up the road and successfully escorted more tree-sitters and delivered much needed goods without incident.

Sept.15th Marbled Murrelet Protected Nesting Season ends. Maxxam/Pacific Lumber could now log again if it weren't for the tree-sitters. Everyone is on alert.


At 9/19/2007 07:26:00 AM, Anonymous Bolithio said...

One thing that is important to remember is: It is not PALCO or MAXXAM that is being prevented from logging. They do not log. PALCO operates the mill. SCOPAC is the forestry/wildlife etc.., and MAXXAM owns the company. All of the timber falling, logging, yarding, and hauling is done by private contractors and consultants.

So although the big monster corporation of MAXXAM may not be making money on those trees - the small contractors who bid on the job are taking the real loss.

At 9/19/2007 10:56:00 AM, Blogger John Doe #86 said...

I agree, it's important for people to keep that in mind. At the same time it important to forest defenders to keep these groves standing.

By the way, Forest Defender let the cat out of the bag about "Marin Dan".

At 9/19/2007 02:07:00 PM, Anonymous Bolithio said...

"By the way, Forest Defender let the cat out of the bag about "Marin Dan"."

The link appears to be dead...what happened?

At 9/19/2007 04:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 9/20/2007 08:15:00 AM, Blogger HUMBOLDT FOREST DEFENSE said...

This comment is not authorized by Humboldt Forest Defense or any of it's affinities. Please remove. Let's stay positive and focused on the real problems occurring in our depleted forests.

At 9/20/2007 08:52:00 AM, Blogger Marin Dan said...

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At 9/20/2007 08:58:00 AM, Blogger Marin Dan said...

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At 9/20/2007 12:50:00 PM, Blogger Forest Defender said...

I wonder what Marin Dan is going to think of all of this! Marin Dan is PALCO.

At 9/22/2007 05:30:00 PM, Blogger John Doe #86 said...

more than I needed to know and then some...


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