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Ancient Forest Action Alert

Ancient Forest Action Alert
The biggest unprotected trees in the US are
slated to fall by March 24, 2002

Please help Save the Last of the Redwoods--Ben White,
International Coordinator of Animal Welfare Institute
360-378-8755,  freedom@rockisland.com
Ancient Forest Action Alert
The biggest unprotected trees in the US are
slated to fall by March 24, 2002

Please help Save the Last of the Redwoods

Under the Headwaters deal, Charles Hurwitz' Pacific
Lumber (PALCO) was permitted to destroy habitat of the endangered marbled
murrelet. Murrelets only nest in old growth. Their numbers are plummeting
at 13% per year andcould be extinct in California in 6 years. Their
habitat is graded A through E. The E stands include the biggest trees and best
habitat. PALCO has already cut the A through D sections and has now asked
for final permission to begin falling the E sections. These are the crème
de la crème: trees 15' in diameter, some groves never entered- no stumps,
perfect: the forest primeval. All in all, the seven E sections comprise
6-700 acres of the finest redwoods on Earth.
PALCO wants to level them all over the next three months.

Please act now and write:

Amidee Brickey - US Fish and Wildlife:
1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, California, 95521
and
Don Koch- California Department of Fish and Game
601 Locust St. Redding, Ca. 96001

Ask them not to send out the final letters allowing
PALCO to cut the E stands.

The Habitat Conservation Plans that allow PALCO to
kill marbled murrelets are based on old data. Since the deal was struck,
unforeseen circumstances have arisen: two oil spills that killed marbled
murrelets. We are asking that all cutting stop until a new tally of abundance
is considered.

Ben White,
International Coordinator of Animal Welfare Institute
360-378-8755,  freedom@rockisland.com

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Tim Hermach
Native Forest Council
PO Box 2190
Eugene, OR 97402
541.688.2600; fax 689.9835 or 461.2156

web page:  http://www.forestcouncil.org
* Defending Liberty Through Education
* Saving What's Left And Recovering What's Lost Of
Our Forest,
* Protecting Land, Air, Soil & Water Is An Issue of
Liberty & National Security
* Working Together for Real Protection For PUBLICLY
OWNED Land, all 650 MILLION Acres

THE ANSWER? SAVE WHAT'S LEFT, ZERO CUT, ZERO
EXTRACTION, & FOREVER WILD

phone: phone: 360-378-8755