Cal Fire continues to approve logging plans during extreme climate disaster and  drought.

Click here for "Hot Air--Myths and Facts About Forests and Climate Change"

Mature diverse forests are needed to combat climate change. ​Deforestation
​is one of the leading sources of carbon emissions.


Warmest March in Global Recordkeeping; 2016 Roars Ahead of Pack here

Digger Butte fire lookout, Shasta and Tehama counties. (red circle)

Left: ​2010, after the first clearcut on its side. Above: 2022, post clearcutting,  fire, salvage logging.

 Scientific studies find that the temperature increases at least 5 to 10°
 in a clearcut, while the humidity drops

This changes the climate locally and  increases fire danger.

Sawmill with a mountain of wood chips near Burney, California in Shasta County.

It takes decades to centuries for carbon to accumulate in the "forest carbon bank".

Logging for biomass use is not “carbon neutral”:   The huge flaw in how Congress is approaching burning wood for energy  by Chelsea Harvey  here

The average daily temperature in the Battle Creek watershed has risen significantly between 2019 and 2021.

2021 was 7.6 degrees higher than 2019.

The 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) found that human-caused forest loss is responsible for about 10% of
global greenhouse gas emissions. Recent analyses show that global forest trends are working against efforts to address climate
change. The 2014 IPCC Report stated: "Carbon stored in the terrestrial biosphere is susceptible to ​loss to the atmosphere as a
​result of climate change, deforestation, and ecosystem degradation".

Above: Clear cut forest near Lassen Volcanic National Park.  
Mt. Lassen on the left. 

Rock Creek Rd.  Manton,  CA 96059