Why The Rainbow Ridge Conservation Effort Is So Important
An Ancient Un-entered Forest with Complex Habitat Structure Critical to Biodiversity Already at Risk.
This “last of the last” unentered low elevation coastal Douglas-Fir forest is threatened by logging. Ranibow Ridge is part of a grassland/hardwood/fir forestland mosaic immediately adjacent to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Rockefeller Forest. Cutting down a primeval forest that sequesters more carbon than nearly any other forest on earth will accelerate Climate Change and endanger more species and ecotones. - Michael Evenson
Rainbow Ridge: An Irreplaceable Natural Treasure
Demand A Conservation Corridor: Keep The Lost Coast Wild
There is less than 5% of ancient stands remained in 1988. It’s now 2019 and Rainbow Ridge represents the last surviving untouched ancient forest in the Mattole Watershed.
It’s now or never to protect what will remain for future generations.
A Complex Habitat For Many Interdependent Species
Northern Spotted Owl is nesting in the area of logging for the first time in years and the tree which is being defended by Rook, a Tree Sitter is home to Sonoma Tree Voles, a species of concern because it is favored prey by Spotted Owls.
Global Issues Meet Local Issues
The Micro Climate of the Pacific North West Contribute to Regulating Global Temperatures.
Mattole River Salmon Runs Will Be Impacted. We can Learn From the Past.
Mattole Community Has Long History Working to Restore & Protect the Watershed
Restoration and Direct Action : Committed to Defending The Forests