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That Old Maxxam Band Again

That Old Maxxam Band Again

First came the “Dogwood” plan: a 320-acre timber harvest plan (THP) filed by Gualala Redwoods Timber (GRT) in 2015. It involves tractor-logging hundreds of stately second-growth redwoods that line the…

Local Impacts of Standing Rock

Local Impacts of Standing Rock

On Sunday, November 6, in Redwood Valley, several hundred people gathered to listen to activists report back from Standing Rock where they had stood in solidarity with Native American Tribes,…

On the Barricades at Standing Rock

On the Barricades at Standing Rock

North Dakota police officers wounded more than 150 people with concussion grenades and rubber bullets, and drenched hundreds more with high-powered hoses amid freezing temperatures, as part of a demonstration…

Willits Bypass Opens

Willits Bypass Opens

A parade of classic cars led the way last Thursday afternoon, November 4th, as CalTrans celebrated Opening Day of the Willits Bypass. A bulletin relased by Big Orange's legendary propaganda…

The Bay Area’s Money Pipeline to Dakota Access

The Bay Area’s Money Pipeline to Dakota Access

Mill Valley's Shelterpoint Business Park occupies a narrow strip of asphalt between Richardson Bay and Highway 101, roughly five miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. In the back of…

Mendo Support Caravan Heads to Oil Pipeline Stand-Off

Mendo Support Caravan Heads to Oil Pipeline Stand-Off

While Sierra Rose Alexander was growing up on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in southeastern Montana, several influential members of the tribe were keen on leasing reservation land to Arch Coal…

Mendo Protests The Fisher Family

On August 18th, about 30 Mendocino County residents came by van and bus to San Francisco to rally outside the office tower headquarters of Sansome Partners, the investment firm that…

North Coast Timber Conflict Flares Up—Again

North Coast Timber Conflict Flares Up—Again

In June, Mendocino County voters resoundingly passed Measure V, which declares intentionally killing and leaving standing dead trees a public nuisance under certain circumstances. The measure received 62% of the…

Timber Regulating Timber

The Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. (RFFI) seemed to have a sure-fire plan when it proposed to receive $19.5 million for its conservation of the 50,000-acre Usal Redwood Forest – northwestern…

The Fisher Octopus

The Fisher Octopus

The Fisher family's roughly $10 billion in assets are spread across an opaque web of globe-spanning investments. One of their main money vehicles is Sansome Partners, the San Francisco- and…

Cap & Trade: Selling Pollution

Cap & Trade: Selling Pollution

Across the last 160 years, the timber industry has leveled the largest trees in California's north coast counties in a burst of wealth that would be impossible to replicate for…

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