Tonight I was talking with one of the brave women who sat down in front of a bulldozer on Monday, protesting the Caltrans bypass in Willits, CA. Her action resulted in Caltrans having to stop construction for the day. As she was getting ready to leave tonight she said, "Sitting in front of the bulldozer and risking arrest was easier than sitting at home the last 5 years watching and doing nothing."
Here is another excellent article written by Will Parrish...
Below is video taken from that day from Malakai of the Mendo Free Skool:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
|Jonathan Ley maps printed and ready to go|
|Spring is on the doorstep|
|ULA Catalyst Backpack|
|Shoes for the trail|
Monday, February 25, 2013
|Warbler and the Liberty Ponderosa|
|The sign says it all|
|Caltrans fence posts along East Hill Road.|
Sunday, February 24, 2013
|Douglas Fir: cbh 18 feet, 8 in|
|Douglas Fir: cbh 16 feet, 7 in|
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Rumor has it that Caltrans may attempt to fence off the Liberty Ponderosa this week in an attempt to cut off supplies to "Warbler," the young woman who is currently engaged in a tree sit at the Southern Interchange of the proposed bypass in Willits, California. Here's a recent interview with a man named Michael Hackleman, at the tree sit. Here are photos of the bootprint of the proposed Caltrans bypass, taken yesterday.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
|Double tree on left: 38 feet 7 in cbh/Tree on right: 39 feet, 3 in cbh|
|Douglas Fir 19 feet, 2 in cbh|
|46 feet, 9 in cbh (Double stem)|
|38 feet, 11 in cbh|
|48 feet, 1 in cbh (Double stem)|
|40 feet, 5 in cbh|
|41 feet, 2 in cbh|
|48 feet, 4 in cbh|
|40 feet, 9 in cbh|
|45 feet, 8 in cbh|
|45 feet, 6 in cbh|
|44 feet, 3 in cbh (Double Stem)|
|42 feet, 4 in cbh|
|40 feet, 11 in cbh|
I drove up to Humboldt Redwoods State Park on Saturday to do some more redwood tree hunting. I picked up where I left off last time, hoping to find the 40 foot circumference titans in the forest. Once again, I spent the whole day in one particular spot, rich with big trees. I was hoping to progress down the river, but probably covered no more than half a mile. I heard the whistle of the varied thrush while I was eating lunch. Didn't see a single person all day. The trail here was overgrown and looked like it doesn't get much use. Still blows me away that I can be in such a grand area and not see anyone. The rain seems to have stopped so far in 2013, after a very wet fall. The forest appeared to be drying up a bit as well. The wind started to pick up in the afternoon, and debris began falling out of the trees. Mostly the trees closest to the creek received the brunt of the wind.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
|Warbler and the Liberty Ponderosa Pine|
|Construction materials have already been brought in. The Bypass will head straight down this corridor.|
|Oak, ponderosa, madrone, manzanita scheduled to be destroyed.|
Caltrans plans to use for the bypass. I hope to hike the area more extensively soon, to get a closer, more intimate look.
|Caltrans bypass is scheduled to be built through this marshy field on the north end of Willits.|
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
|Warbler and the Liberty Ponderosa (February 6, 2013 Vigil)|
|Clouds and Oak trees.|
Here is a well written article by Will Parrish titled "The Warbler Tree Sit, Week 2...