Willits CA— At 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in a show of nonviolent resistance to the threats and intimidation tactics used by CalFire and its subcontractors last week under the guise of “safety”, dozens of activists blocked two logging entrances to the Soda Gulch timber harvest plan (THP) 1-20-00041 MEN in Jackson State Demonstration Forest (JDSF), just off highway 20 in Mendocino County. Critics contend the plan is a poster child for poor management in this publicly owned, 50,000 acre mixed-use forest affectionately known as “The Jackson”.
A protestor stands next to a recently felled tree in the Jackson Demonstration State Forest [Picture provided by KZYX Program Direction Alicia Bales]
Oak Hill Advisors LP, which manages $52 billion and is best known as a big debt investor, is teaming up on the venture with Bluesource, a firm that creates and sells carbon credits. The companies said they expect to buy roughly one million acres of North American woodlands and manage the properties to generate so-called forest offsets.