It's been almost 20 years since Northern California's Timber Wars when Julia Butterfly Hill made a home in Luna, a 1,000 year-old redwood tree, for 736 days to protest redwood clear-cutting. The Timber Wars throughout the 1990s resulted in protections of many remaining old-growth trees and sweeping reforms of forest practice rules.
But the ecological fallout from years of logging still plagues the North Coast's forests and watersheds. Arguably, no place has felt this devastation as much as the Elk River which is the largest tributary to Humboldt Bay. Read about what we're doing to help the people and fish in the Elk River watershed.