Thursday, June 27, 2013

Opposition is growing toward the Crystal Spring development in Annapolis, many want the forest saved.

The Crystal Spring development plan

One of the trees in the Crystal Spring forest

Many people in Annapolis are speaking out to preserve a mature forest inside Annapolis city limits. Here is a quote from an article describing a meeting this week:

"The large church was packed, with people not only filling all seats but standing several rows deep around the outside of the hall. Parking spilled over into nearby athletic fields."

Here is the link to the full article:

Trees cannot protect themselves - only people who care can protect them.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Colorado forest for the Network

On Monday, June 24th at noon, an interesting group of tree lovers will gather at the Hermosa Creek trailhead north of Durango, Colorado, to dedicate the first Colorado forest into the Old-Growth Forest Network. The event was timed to coincide with the arrival of conservation explorer John Davis. Davis is 2,500 miles into his muscle-powered trek from northern Mexico to southern Canada to raise awareness of the need to protect critical wildlife corridors and core habitats. He also has a deep love for old-growth forests and speaks out for them whenever he has the opportunity.

 In the late 1980's, after Davis and friend Dave Foreman  mused that there must be some eastern old-growth forests left, but no one was tracking them, Davis convinced his mother Mary Byrd Davis to do the research. The result is her Old Growth in the East: A Survey -- a 273 page document which has been extremely useful.

In addition to John Davis (TrekWest) and myself (Old-Growth Forest Network), at Monday's meeting we will welcome representatives of  the Native Tree Society (Bob Leverett), the Great Old Broads for Wilderness, the San Juan Citizen's Alliance, and the U.S. Forest service. After sharing lunch together we will take a hike into the old growth. Please join us if you can.
Bob Davis, John Davis, and Joan Maloof at the Rivulet Forest in MA

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