Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Tree Poachers on Rd 409

Unauthorized tree cutting is a problem in JDSF. Poachers trash trails and reduce the beauty of the area. Most thieves are only after some firewood to sell or burn. Others are stealing logs for lumber milling. This site south of Rd 409 is one of the most blatant rip offs I have seen!

Old growth snag cut down by wood thieves!

Trees felled by wood poachers.

Marks left along thieves road.

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Anonymous said...

I think I ran into your poachers today.

I was on 408 about three miles south of hwy 20. These two guys, who looked more like Neanderthals than humans, were toting logs to their pickup. I smiled and said hi. But what they didn't know was the CDF guy was right behind me. He was busy picking up the garbage that the scumbags routinely just toss behind them. We had been talking a bit. So as I passed by, the CDF guy stopped and got out of his truck. I don't even know if it's ok to grab firewood or not. But from the look on the CDF guy's face, it isn't.

Hey, I'm curious how the Honeydew/Petrolia trail work went.

Chris Clutton said...

Hi Greg,
I have been told no wood cutting permits are being issued by JDSF. I personally don't have a problem with folks cutting trees that are on the ground for personal firewood. It makes me mad when some ass cuts down live trees or standing dead snags and sells the wood.
The King Range trail work was great! We had 18 folks show up to help. The trail along Kings Ridge Rd. is all rideable. Some more work is needed on the lower switchback to make it totally complete. The next area to work on will be along Paradise Ride Rd. This area is less accusable and will take awhile to complete.
Mendocino Coast Cyclists will be working on the new Caspar Trail this Saturday 5/19/07 starting at 10am. We will meet at the large turnout on Rd. 409 about 2.8 miles from Hwy 1. It would be great to get a chance to do some trail work with you! Hope to see you there!