Help stop Lompico logging
Come to the hearing in November
Activists are needed to attend the Public Hearing for the Lompico
Creek Headwaters Logging Plan, long opposed by the Sierra Club. It
will tentatively be held on Wednesday, November 2 at the Zayante Volunteer
Fire House at 7700 East Zayante Rd. across from the Trout Farm Inn
in Felton. The hearing is likely to start at 7:00 p.m. The date and
time are still tentative. For updated information please contact Kevin
Collins, 335-8136 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 200 people attended the 2001 hearing, and their presence made
a big difference. The hearing in 2001 went down in the annals of
CDF history because the community was so overwhelmingly opposed
to the plan. The event was dramatic and fascinating. This first
logging plan was finally stopped in 2004 by the Board of Forestry
on Santa Cruz County appeal. The new logging plan has hardly changed
at all and presents the same threats to water quality and wildlife.
The area proposed for logging, the Islandia headwaters, is the
core watershed for the community of Lompico which has an over-allocated
water supply and is under state order not to release new water connections.
This area is a beautiful and currently undisturbed set of steep
complex canyons full of wildlife. Extensive efforts to purchase
the land for conservation protection have been thwarted by the landowner's
sky high price set far above its legitimate appraisal value.
Please come to the public hearing and help save this beautiful
For updated information visit www.lompicocreek.org.