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Forest activists in Northern California recently sent an open letter to a timber corporation in Northern California while simultaneously putting up a new tree-sit in a threatened redwood forest. The company, Green Diamond Resource Co., is notorious for its bad logging practices. Despite their clearcutting and encroaching into habitat of threatened and endangered species, GDRC managed to get “sustainable” certification from the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. This forest lies just north of an area that has been protected from additional logging by tree-sitters since 2012.

False Biomass Energy Industry Claims Demand a Response

Arial shot of a forest with trees dying from pests, pathogens, and/or climate change. Photo Credit

As scientists with expertise in forest and fire ecology and climate change in California, we feel compelled to expose the many false claims from the biomass industry in your May 19 article (“In California, A Push Grows to Turn Dead Trees into Biomass Energy”). These claims fly in the face of the best available science. Creating effective forest, fire, and climate policy depends on getting the facts right.

Experts Discuss Dangers of Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Release

New York – December 5th, In advance of the public release of a petition requesting unprecedented USDA permission for the unregulated planting of the first genetically engineered plant into the wild, experts are calling attention to the risks and dangers of this plan.

In a series of short recorded presentations, five experts from the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered trees discuss risks of the proposed release of genetically engineered American chestnut trees into wild forests.