Feather River Action! is staging an event Nov. 13 to protest the Plumas National Forest’s Community Protection Project.
The 8:30 a.m. protest is designed to call attention to “the largest ever logging plan” on the Plumas Forest, said organizer Josh Hart, spokesperson for the Portola-based organization.
The Plumas Forest plan is to log near Eastside communities, Greater American Valley, Greater Mohawk Valley, and West Slope communities. It has been presented as a response to the climate-driven Dixie Fire, yet would emit 6 million tons of carbon dioxide and spray herbicides to “convert wild forest habitat to tree plantations that are more fire prone,” Hart said.
The Community Protection Project is one of the first logging projects in the region proposed under a new federal “emergency action” loophole that allows cutting of national forests without customary legal challenges by claiming extreme wildfire threat, said Hart. It includes logging on the Beckwourth, Feather River, and Mount Hough ranger districts in Plumas, Yuba, Butte, and Sierra counties.
Learn more about the Community Protection – Central and West Slope Project at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/plumas/?project=62873 and the Community Protection – Eastside Project at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/plumas/?project=62897.
Hart encouraged protesters to bring signs to the Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 159 Lawrence St. in Quincy. For further information contact Hart at email@example.com.
For more information about Feather River Action! and the group’s current endeavors, visit https://featherriveraction.org/.
Information submitted by Feather River Action!