Headwaters Forest was the last large unprotected ancient redwood ecosystem left in the U.S. when Texas corporate raider Charles Hurwitz took over Pacific Lumber Company, raiding the company’s pension plan, selling off its assets, and doubling the logging in the forest so he could pay back his junk bonds debt.
What followed was over a decade of lawsuits, court injunctions, protests, treesits, arrests, and unprecedented violence in the forest against nonviolent activists bent on saving what little remains of the continent’s once great old-growth forests.
This site used to contain a vast archive of articles and photos about the struggle to save Headwaters. These will return in time. For now, please visit one of these sites for Headwaters-related info:
» Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters
» Trees Foundation
» North Coast Earth First!
» Headwaters Action Video Collective
» Judi Bari
|This site is no longer operated by or affiliated with Bay Area Action. But they still do very worthwhile work, under the name Acterra: Action for a Sustainable Earth. You should visit them at Acterra.org. Photos ©2003 Mark Bult.|