Protect Pomo Homelands and Redwood Forests!
A Petition to Governor Gavin Newsom and State Representatives
Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) is the largest state forest in California at nearly 50,000 acres. It is located in the unceded ancestral Northern Pomo and Coast Yuki territory of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians. Since its inception in 1947, the State has primarily managed this forest to cut it for profit, not preserve it. The Tribe, along with a statewide coalition of environmental justice advocates have joined together to protect and preserve the trees and ancestral cultural resources located throughout this forest. This state-owned forest is predominantly redwood, with remnant old-growth and some of the most significant large second-growth forest remaining in the State. Redwoods sequester and store more carbon than any other tree species, yet in the face of the current climate crisis, CalFire continues to log the forest for profit. Ongoing logging, road-building and herbicide use have seriously damaged the ancestral cultural resources of the Tribe and devastated this beautiful, bio-diverse ecosystem.
Whose Vision Do You Want?
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We advocate that the State of California:
The Time is Now!
We must join together to protect and preserve this Pomo Homelands forest for all people.
It is people like you who continue to make a difference for this incredible planet we call home. Thank you for declaring your support of the objectives of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and the Coalition to Save Jackson State Forest.
Please consider making a donation to help further our work protecting Jackson Demonstration State Forest, and share this petition with your friends and family to spread the word and promote protecting this Pomo Homelands forest for all people. Thank you for your action!