Members of the Coalition to Save Jackson State Forest made an agendized presentation to the CA Board of Forestry and Fire Protection in Sacramento for over an hour on December 6, 2023, which was followed by extensive public comment in support of a new vision for JDSF.
The Coalition to Save Jackson State Forest, includes tribal representatives of the Yuki committee of the Round Valley Tribes and Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, conservationists, environmental justice advocates, mountain bikers, mushroom hunters and hikers of all ages.
CalFire has again put logging plans on the table.
After being stymied in communications with CalFire and the JAG, the Coalition to Save Jackson State Forest members are seeking accountability from the Board of Forestry, since they oversee CalFire.
“The bottom line responsibility for the actions and policies of CalFire and the JAG lies with the Board of Forestry, and that is why we have come here today,” explained Karen Pickett of the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters and member of the Jackson Forest Coalition. “After so many broken promises, and words without action, the buck stops here, with the Board of Forestry. There is too much at stake to ignore these issues.”
You can read a portion of the presentation in this written statement and watch video recordings of the Dec. 6th meeting (and Dec. 5th Management Committee Meeting). This file of supporting documents submitted to the Board is available to read as is our follow-up letter submitted Jan. 17th, 2024, demanding no new timber harvest on JDSF until all our concerns are addressed.