Rainbow Ridge & LCL Support Letter, by David Simpson
"The company's plans for Rainbow Ridge include logging right up to the borders of Humboldt Redwood State Park, with no provisions for buffers around this national treasure. Logging these ridgelines would could further devastate the wildlife communities..."
Mattole Forests: Certification of Humboldt Redwood Company
... the Mattole Exception. The Mattole portion of HRC’s forests are unique... Any certification criteria for practices in the redwood region do not necessarily apply here. For one, there is no redwood. That is, the forest differs greatly. But more importantly, the underlying geology is more unstable, the slopes steeper, the soils unconsolidated. The potential for mass wasting is extreme.
Concerns relating to logging of this rare lowland Douglas Fir forest vary due to the sheer volume they propose to harvest this year alone. The harvesting is proposed on the most geologically unstable zones on the North Coast.