Jackson State Forest Update: CAL FIRE Poised to Restart Logging While Promises for Tribal Co-Management and Protection of Sacred Sites Go Unfulfilled

Activity in Jackson Forest in January of 2022 (Redtail plan) Photo by Chad Swimmer

Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters By Karen Pickett, Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH), Coalition to Save Jackson State Forest The good news is that quiet and calm settled into the Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) during the last year and a half, absent roaring chainsaws and falling redwoods. The bad news is that the…

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Remembering Dave Foreman, 1946–2022

Dave Foreman during the 1989 Earth First! Round River Rendezvous in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico.

Earth First! Co-Founder and Iconic “Redneck for Wilderness” Dave Foreman: Father of the Modern Environmental Movement By Darryl Cherney, Environmentally Sound Promotions Dave Foreman, one of Earth First!’s most visible spokespeople for nearly a decade from 1981 to 1990, passed away Sept. 19, 2022, just before he would have turned 75. While controversial, Dave, a…

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30 Years Ago: The Bombing of Earth First! Activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney

Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters On May 24, 1990, a pipe bomb planted in the car of Earth First! activist Judi Bari exploded, sending her and fellow activist Darryl Cherney to Highland Hospital in Oakland—Judi with life-threatening injuries. Despite the location of the bomb—hidden under her driver’s seat—the FBI proceeded to blame Judi and Darryl…

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The Resurgence:

The North American Forest and Climate Movement Convergence Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters In the summer Forest and River News, we announced the October 2019 Resurgence: the North American Forest and Climate Movement Convergence, planned for mid-October. We recently returned, and it proved to be a momentous event. The Convergence took place October 11 –…

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