Your help is needed to save publicly owned Jackson State Forest from a resumption of industrial logging. Under current California law, Jackson Forest must be logged for maximum timber yield. If the forest is to be saved for our children, this must be changed.

You can help by going to


and writing a letter to the politicians in Sacramento.

Jackson State Forest is a 50,000-acre redwood forest located in Mendocino County, only a few hours drive from the Bay Area. It is owned by all the people of California. Until stopped by grassroots legal action several years ago, the state was intensively logging in Jackson Forest.

Last August Forests Forever and its ally The Campaign to Save Jackson State Redwood Forest won a major court victory forcing the California Dept. of Forestry to halt its logging plans until the agency's flawed environmental assessment is rewritten.

But while the chainsaws have been delayed, they will start up again, possibly as soon as the winter rains end. In the meantime, we have an opportunity to make sure the forest is safe from them forever.

Legislators will decide on what bills to introduce in the next two weeks. We need legislation that will change the purpose of Jackson State Forest from logging to restoration and preservation. After Jan. 28, no more bills can be introduced for this session. It is now or never.

Activists working to save Jackson State Forest have just launched "Ten Days to Rock Sacramento." Their goal is to deliver at least 1000 letters to each of two key legislators, the governor, and the new head of the Resources Department asking them to support legislation changing the mandate of Jackson State Forest from logging to forest restoration.

Please help by going to:

Sending letters is simple and easy. BUT ACT NOW. VERY LITTLE TIME REMAINS.
Do your part to Rock Sacramento! Send your letters now. Then forward this message to family and friends.
Let's show Sacramento that the people, not the timber industry, will determine the future of our redwood forests.

Thanks for your help.

PS: You can keep track of progress toward our goal of 1000 letters at


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Forests Forever:
Their Ecology, Restoration, and Protection
John J. Berger

from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places