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An Update from the Folks Fighting to Protect the Headwaters of the Mattole

Humboldt Hot Mic | Wednesday, June 12

Ellen Taylor and Gabrielle Ward have been working to preserve the Mattole Headwaters for over thirty years. In fact, Ellen (now 77 years old) was arrested, along side other Septuagenarian friends, this past Monday when they attempted to block passage of logging trucks heading towards Rainbow Ridge. Gabreille and Ellen talk about Lost Coast League's efforts to re-define the Mattole Headwaters as a "High Conservation Value Forest." They also are challenging the interpretation of sustainable forestry practices to consider the impact and relationship to climate change.