Category: Habitat Clearance

How does the Forest Service define forest health?

By George Wuerthner The Forest Service justifies logging forests based on what it calls “forest health.” The agency claims logging will “restore” resiliency. But few ask what exactly constitutes a healthy forest ecosystem? The agency defines forest health as a lack of tree mortality,… Continue Reading “How does the Forest Service define forest health?”


A beautiful native landscape above Santa Barbara targeted for clearance by Cal Fire. This remarkable, old-growth ceanothus and manzanita chaparral stand decorates the mountain slopes above Santa Barbara, California. Such chaparral communities support the state’s rich biodiversity, biodiversity that Governor Newsom has claimed he… Continue Reading “CAL FIRE IS OUT OF CONTROL PART II”

Cal Fire is Out of Control

Last week (5/4), the California Senate discussed allocating $5 billion over 5 years to fund Cal Fire to log, clear, herbicide, or burn 500,000 acres of habitat per year throughout California. Under the approved Vegetation Treatment Program, the public will not be able to comment… Continue Reading “Cal Fire is Out of Control”