to the Mendocino Group of California's Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club.
The Mendocino Group encompasses all Sierra Club members living in
News: October 2014
Mendocino Supervisors reconsider Little River Airport logging plan
Linda Perkins prevailed upon the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors to reconsider a vote to hire Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC) to log the property the county owns near the Little River Airport. Linda is concerned about a core of Old Growth, and that trees will be taken right up to the Old Growth, leaving no buffer zone and she fears that the old trees will not survive. She has been talking with conservation groups to get one of them to purchase the whole property, much of which is in pristine pygmy and Bishop Pine forest. Linda has taken lots of tour groups of local citizens as well as elected officials and conservation group reps out to the property.
Pygmy Forest Under Pressure
Mary Walsh sought assistance from the Sierra Club Parks Committee as regards the convoluted land swap which is part of the Solid Waste Transfer Station proposed to be sited in the pygmy forest on Highway 20 in Fort Bragg. The land swap sees Jackson State Demonstration Forest (JDSF), which owns the property the transfer station is to be sited upon, trading that property to the county, while Russian Gulch State Park will transfer 12.6 acres of protected recreational second growth to JDSF and Parks will get the old Caspar Dump and the current Transfer Station. The DEIR is due out Nov 6.
No hikes scheduled at this time.
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Box 522, Mendocino, CA 95460
Sierra Club members and the public are welcome at all ExCom meetings,
second Thursday of the odd numbered months, often at the Albion school.
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