Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Earth First! Direct Action Camp This September



from- the EF! Humboldt Website. Click on the flier to see the huge version.

Here's a report from last years Action Camp.

September 17th of this year will mark ten years since the death of David Gypsy Chain. Click here for last years Sept. 17th post.

(fixed the action camp link.)

3 Comments:

At 7/30/2008 11:32:00 PM, Blogger Rose said...

The land that time forgot.

 
At 7/31/2008 04:34:00 PM, Blogger John Doe #86 said...

Thats one way to put it.

 
At 9/12/2008 08:58:00 AM, Anonymous Bolithio said...

~ So this week I worked on a subcontract timber marking job. We drove up into the woods 1st thing - to meet the HRC forester who was going to get us all lined out on the job. The THP we were going to was one of numerous active THPs which were designed as clear-cut units. On the drive up me and my parter speculate on what exactly we will be doing - marking wise. We do know that there have been a rash of amendments filed on old PL plans changing the silviculture from CC to Selection.

Anyways - we meet the guy and are told to mark the plan to 125 sq ft of basal area. He said that is going to be a common target for now - as their main goal is to develop a quality un-even aged forest over the ownership. While gearing up for a more major selective harvest in 10-20 years. We were further instructed to go after damaged and defective trees first, patches of stagnating young fir for example, or trees with logging or bear damage. Absolutely no "old growth" - although none existed in the unit we were working in. We even were given black paint - to unmark trees which were part of the pre-harvest inspection sample mark in the creek zones. These areas were marked originally to 75 sq ft as a mitigation inside the CC units. Now, the entire unit will retain 125 (were it exists). **If you dont know thats 50 sq ft more than the usual stocking standard.**

The stand it self was some serious timber. Very fun to mark. I think the trees were around 60-70 years old. On my strips I took out allot of crappy fir residual from some thinning in the 80s - and marked some nice fat redwood too.

** Anyways - I have to say that from my on the ground experience - it looks like HRC is going to take their time, and procure stands of high quality redwood for future harvests. Im sure there will be some things that make some people uncomfortable - such as a large variable retention, or 40-50 inch redwoods coming out of a selection unit - but over all I am feeling upbeat about the whole thing.

~ Bolithio

 

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