Redwoods Can Use Your Support

Rare, Ancient Noyo River Redwoods Need Protection

You can go to: http://savetheredwoods.org/protecting/NoyoRiverRedwoods.shtml for more information.  Thanks!

The last surviving old redwoods in an important Mendocino County, California, watershed face logging after April 1, 2011, so Save the Redwoods League needs your help to raise $7 million to purchase and protect the trees.

The 426-acre property contains 123 acres of ancient and old redwood and Douglas-fir forest — about 30 percent of all remaining old forest in the Noyo River watershed.

This region has the fewest ancient redwood stands in the coast redwood range, making its purchase a high priority according to our science-based Master Plan.

The League’s purchase of the property would protect these last survivors of an ancient forest and allow restoration of habitat for imperiled salmon in the Noyo River, which runs through the property. The Noyo River watershed drains west and is the source of drinking water for Fort Bragg and the surrounding area.

Protecting the redwoods also would safeguard the wide variety of animals that depend on this complex forest for their survival. In addition, this project could provide habitat for other imperiled species such as the northern spotted owl and marbled murrelet.

To protect the property permanently, the League would create a land preservation agreement and eventually transfer the acreage to a permanent steward such as a conservation organization or private party.

Current and future generations could see these remote, ancient redwoods from the Skunk Train, the 125-year-old railroad running between Willits and Fort Bragg.

We can’t afford to lose a single one of these living giants. A Timber Harvest Plan has been approved for the property, and trees are already marked for logging — which could begin as soon as the sale deadline passes if we don’t succeed.

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Published in: on October 24, 2010 at 11:39 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. What is wrong with people anyway? So much of our country has already been ravaged/raped because of man’s unending greed and self-interests. Why can’t “they” just keep their hands off these few remaining acres instead of forcing it to be bought by a group whose sole purpose lies in saving/protecting these magnificent trees?

  2. never ends another starfish, another this or that were’s respect for our elders they were here b4 us and should last way beyond us…but hey someone wants toothpicks, tiolet paper, and grocery sacks …thx for the reminder try getting this on at 11 much less 6:00 news =0 keep the happy thoughts really wish we had film from the late 60’s of this region.

  3. Is that desertification still going on? Does each of the 7.21946 billion human inhabitants need their own cukkie gutter house? What happened to those tallish dwellings? Indeed, eat broccoli, not trees.

  4. I can’t believe, or unfortunately I can believe, another rape of the earth once again. Are there any tree-sits going on there???

  5. Hi Amy,

    Epic (Environmental Protection Information Center) is a very good organization who will have all the latest information on this issue!

    Thanks,

    julia


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