Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Where I Live

is so important. It's a rural area, one of the few here with lots of trees, beaver dams and quiet, so I'm always distressed when anything threatens its survival.

Last year our water company became determined to log the watershed our small community abuts. We came together to fight and, thank heaven, we won. I love it when that happens. It reminds me of those old westerns when the good guys in the white hats ride off into the sunset.

We saved our habitat from ground skidding (aka drag trees down a steep ravine, increase erosion and destroy everything along the way) helicopter logging (large, noisy blade whirring overhead day after day), and the destruction of one of the last large stands of old growth redwoods (over a hundred years old).

Unfortunately, they're back, so we have to once again fight for something that is important and precious to us and to others who enjoy the peace of the forest.

Mountain Resources is doing a great job and needs support. I hope it gets it.

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