Sierra Club Home Page


Sonoma Group
Sierra Club Redwood Chapter

EXPLORE, ENJOY AND PROTECT THE PLANET

Home
Contact
News
Outings
Join/Give





Forest Protection Campaign

Option 3 (as it was meant to be)

For more information on our Chapter campaign, see our Forestland Conversions to Vineyards Campaign page.


Redwood Forest
Courtesy of National Park Service

Conversion of timber land is an important environmental problem in Sonoma County, but it tends to be overlooked because it generally happens in areas that most people don't see. (For example, it might happen in the Gualala River watershed, and that's far from the County's population centers.)

One fundamental problem is that the county and the state mostly look at timber as a crop to be harvested, rather than as something of ecological, (or even scenic), value. Nevertheless, the county is somewhat receptive to the idea that the "crop" of timber ought to be harvested in a way that is more sustainable rather than less. So the county is mildly uncomfortable with the idea of land being taken out of timber production, (i.e., "conversion" to nontimber use).

[ HOME ] [CONTACT ] [NEWS ] [OUTINGS ] [JOIN/GIVE ]
[ Webmaster ]