Logging in the Jackson State Demonstration Forest is destroying mature redwoods and desecrating indigenous land. Learn about the threats—and how you can help—from Pomo Tribal Elder Priscilla Hunter and the Coalition to Save Jackson State Forest.
The logging is taking place even as the Pomo people are negotiating with the state based on Governor Newsom’s little-publicized directive to state agencies to co-manage lands with the tribes of California.
The Pomo struggle to stop logging and establish co-management has statewide implications for Tribal co-management in all of California. And they are necessary if California is to enact its stated goals of reconciliation with Tribal people and reach its 30×30 goal of preserving lands to slow climate change. Newsom established the 30 X 30 goal of protecting 30% of the state’s lands and waters by 2030. Scientists have advocated a similar global goal, in the face of accelerating climate change and declines in global biodiversity.
The Coyote Band of Pomo Indians is calling for “No More Broken Promises” because, after halting logging, road building, and pesticide operations for seven months during negotiations with the Tribe, CalFire and the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) are attempting to resume these operations before negotiations with the Tribe are complete.
“Redwood forests have amazing climate mitigation potential and management needs to maximize that potential,” said Sara Rose, a youth activist with Mendocino County Youth for Climate and member of the Coalition. “My generation will have to live with what the planet becomes if we don’t save it. We have to face the reality of climate change.”
Thursday, December 8, 6 PM
Online. Register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rfuCprDwuGNA4aVcd-e2bEfUHog9QeKGK
Ways to help
Sign this petition to support the campaign to end logging and create co-management in Jackson State Demonstration Forest
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Get your organization to write a letter of support for the Coyote Band of Pomo Indians and the Coalition to Save Jackson. Send your organization’s logo and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Showing Up for Racial Justice Mendocino Coast chapter if you’re interested in having a speaker on this struggle at your organization’s meeting: email@example.com