Friday, July 13, 2007

Logging Planned on Scotia Bluffs

Maxxam-Pacific Lumber foresters are flagging boundaries on a large logging plan on the Scotia Bluffs, near the company owned town of Scotia and across the river from Rio Dell. Both a Rio Dell resident and a Forest Defender I talked too came to the same conclusion after visiting the area, if the company cuts those trees the hillsides are going to come down into the Eel River.

The pink flags stamped with "Timber Harvest Boundary" run parallel and near to the edges of cliffs and landslides in some places and along the railroad tracks in others.

"They usually try to hide things like that," said the Forest Defender. "this time it's blatantly close to the river."

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