Coalition to Save Jackson
The People’s Forest

Welcome to, the online hub for the campaign to save Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) from California Department of Forestry’s irresponsible and outdated management practices. We believe that in the midst of the ongoing climate, biodiversity, and aridification crises, California should be working hand in hand with First Nation Peoples, using Traditional Environmental Knowledge to restore our state forests. Logging is not a ‘Nature-Based Solution.’


Come Visit us at the Sacred Pomo Homelands Forest Fest at the Caspar Community Center on Saturday June 11th!

The Second Annual “Sacred Pomo Homelands Caspar Forest Fest” will take place on Saturday, June 11th at the Caspar Community Center from noon until 7pm. Music includes Mama Grows Funk, Gene Parsons with 2nd Hand Grass, Diane Patterson, Darryl Cherney, Holly Tannen, and more.Speakers will include Pomo Elder Priscilla Hunter, Sara Constance Rose and Ravel Gauthier of Mendocino County Youth for Climate.  There will be workshops in English and Espanol, kids activities, information booths, beer, wine, and food by Dalen and Her Crew. For a full description of the workshops, click here. Suggested donation $5-$20, all are welcome and no…

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Listen in and comment during the Board of Supervisors Meeting

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors (BOS) is meeting this morning (Tuesday April 19th) at 9:15am. Among other things, they will be hearing from the State regarding their resolution requesting scientific review of Jackson Demonstration State Forest. Join the Meeting via Zoom by using the Webinar ID located on the front page of the agenda. When Public Expression/Public Comment is called for by the Chair, use the “raise hand” feature (located at the bottom of your screen) if you’d like to comment on that item. If you are calling in to the Zoom meeting via telephone, you will need to…

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Pomo Landback Action Zap Tuesday March 22nd at 5pm

Join the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians’ Tribal Chairman Michael Hunter, Tribal Elder and Historic Preservation Officer Priscilla Hunter, and Movement Elder Polly Girvin to learn about the Pomo Land Back campaign and what you can do to support protection of their homelands and sacred sites, currently called Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) in Northern California. They are pushing hard right now for an immediate moratorium on logging and to officially co-manage their ancestral land in the redwood and tan-oak forest currently managed by CalFIRE, to protect Sacred Sites and the forest from industrial logging. The Coyote Valley Band of…

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McGuire Steps in With Us; We Must Push for More

On March 2, 2022, we took a major step forward in our campaign for tribal co-management and the preservation of JDSF.  State Senator Mike McGuire, at a town hall meeting broadcast live on KZYX FM, finally stated publicly that he is standing with us.  He came out: for an expedited rewrite of the 2016 Management Plan, one which will include genuine carbon sequestration and fire resilience strategies.  for an interim plan which we hope will include a moratoriumagainst the cutting of big trees To read the text of his statement, click here. We cannot overstate how important this is.  We cannot let this momentum…

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Collect Signatures to Petition Senator McGuire and Assembly Member Wood!

Do you live in California’s 2nd District? Help us send a message to Senator McGuire and Assembly Member Wood to support our cause! We need our representatives to demand an immediate moratorium on logging in the Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF). JDSF has more registered Native American sacred sites than any other State Forest in California. We demand that our 2nd District Representatives protect JDSF from industrial forestry and protect our Pomo and Coast Yuki sacred sites. Please print out a copy of this petition and collect signatures from your friends and neighbors. Petitions can be mailed to: Andy WellspringP.O.…

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Speak up against active logging in the Red Tail Timber Harvest Plan!

Today, logging crews reentered the Red Tail timber harvest plan (THP) in Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) to continue cutting large trees on public lands- despite a pending review of the management plan. Thanks to the brave forest defenders, logging has been start and stop all summer, and many trees have been saved. We need to urge our public officials to declare a moratorium on ALL LOGGING in JDSF until a full review of the JDSF Management plan, for Indigenous sovereignty and scientific . Call and write the Board of Forestry and tell them (nicely, as the person answering the…

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