Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ancient Redwoods in the News

German television correspondents recently visited the tree-sitters living in Old-Growth Redwoods slated for logging above Freshwater Creek. I had the pleasure of meeting them and guiding them into the woods. It's pretty rare these days to get coverage like that on the issue of Old-growth Redwood logging. Here's a link to the 6 minute 15 sec. story. In the first half they cover a 90 something year old man who has worked to protect the Giant Sequoias of the Sierra Mountains for most of his life. The second half covers the tree-sitters.

Then there's this story from Voice of America. It's pretty good but in my opinion understates the severity of the decline of Marbled Murrelets, the endangered seabird that nests only in very large trees.

4 Comments:

At 4/23/2008 03:04:00 PM, Blogger Forest Defender said...

I thought that the German television story was great! It's too bad that American television won't cover this story. Even the local Eureka station has never been out there or to any tree-sit, have they?

 
At 4/25/2008 08:05:00 AM, Anonymous Bolithio said...

Not since Redwood Summer....

 
At 4/28/2008 11:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Shunka scared them all away?

 
At 4/29/2008 03:03:00 PM, Blogger John Doe #86 said...

TV crews rarely visit tree-sits on private corporate land. Julia Butterfly was a big exception.

 

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