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Protect The Elliott State Forest – DEADLINE TOMORROW

via Doug Pollock / Friends of OSU Old Growth Creating a Positive Future for the Elliott State Research Forest (ESRF): It’s important to be aware of the history and shortcomings of both OSU’s forest management and the Elliott process so we can choose a more positive path going forward. I’ve provided an update on the … Continue reading Protect The Elliott State Forest – DEADLINE TOMORROW

Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Communal house of uncontacted Indians inside the Uru Eu Wau Wau territory, photographed in 2005. © Rogério Vargas Motta/IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources). Survival International / October 14, 2020 The survival of several uncontacted tribes is now at risk after fires were set inside their territories. Activists have described this year’s … Continue reading Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Police Raid Protest Camp In Capitol Forest

The Capitol State Forest, Washington — Early Wednesday afternoon just as the fog melted off, a convoy of trucks from at least four different law enforcement agencies parked on a logging road for an unannounced raid on a camp of forest protection activists, sweeping the camp away and leaving one man in the forest canopy … Continue reading Police Raid Protest Camp In Capitol Forest

How to Make Biomass Energy Sustainable Again

This piece from Low-Tech Magazine examines the practice of coppicing trees for firewood and other uses. The author argues that this practice offers a sustainable, low-tech, small-scale alternative to industrial logging, and doesn’t threaten to accelerate global warming. While we don’t agree with every element of this piece, it is a very important article. How … Continue reading How to Make Biomass Energy Sustainable Again

[Media Release] Forest Defenders launch blockade to stop logging of the ‘Chameleon’ Timber Sale

A blockade has been launched at the Capitol State Forest, Washington to stop clearcut logging. Learn more about the blockade. Forest Defenders today have launched a blockade to prevent the clear-cut logging of a 100-year-old forest west of Olympia on the traditional territory of the Chehalis people. The forest, part of the critically endangered Puget … Continue reading [Media Release] Forest Defenders launch blockade to stop logging of the ‘Chameleon’ Timber Sale

Forest Defenders Hold The Barricades As The BC Government Fails To Defer Road

An ongoing blockade to protect old-growth forests in western Canada has now lasted more than a month, but blockaders hopes that a government report would help protect the Fairy Creek Valley have been dashed. Forest Defenders Hold the Barricades as the BC Government Fails to Defer Road Building and Logging into the Fairy Creek Rainforest … Continue reading Forest Defenders Hold The Barricades As The BC Government Fails To Defer Road

Trump Administration Launches New Assault On Alaska’s Tongass Old-Growth Forest

Another Massive Clearcutting Proposal Threatens Southeast Alaska’s Economy, Wildlife, Carbon Stores JUNEAU, ALASKA (Tlingit: A’aakw Kwáan lands) — The Trump administration announced plans today for yet another massive timber sale that would destroy more than 5,100 acres of critical old-growth habitat in the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. “Shame on the Trump administration’s Forest … Continue reading Trump Administration Launches New Assault On Alaska’s Tongass Old-Growth Forest

[Media Release] Blockade To Protect The Unlogged Fairy Creek Headwaters

Forest Defenders are Occupying an Old Growth Forest to Prevent Imminent Logging in the Last Intact Watershed of the San Juan River System Victoria, B.C. 8/10/2020 An informal, grassroots collective of people from across Vancouver Island alerted to Teal Jones’s road building incursion into the headwaters of the unlogged Fairy Creek watershed are prepared to … Continue reading [Media Release] Blockade To Protect The Unlogged Fairy Creek Headwaters

“We’re Going to Be At This A While” — Hunger Strike Against Old-Growth Logging

This episode of The Green Flame features an interview with James Darling who is currently on the 8th day of a hunger strike against logging of old-growth forests in British Columbia, Canada (occupied First Nations territory). You can contact James at: (250) 816-4321, or at james0darling@gmail.com. In this interview, James talks about why he started … Continue reading “We’re Going to Be At This A While” — Hunger Strike Against Old-Growth Logging

Clearcuts and Poisoned Rivers with Will Falk and Joshua Wright

This podcast features two interviews. First, we speak with Joshua Wright about current logging of old-growth forest in the Mattole River Watershed, as well as on Vancouver Island and in Alaska. Second, we speak with Will Falk. Will is currently journeying the length of the Ohio River (the most polluted river in the United States) … Continue reading Clearcuts and Poisoned Rivers with Will Falk and Joshua Wright