Uglification of Grass Valley |

Uglification of Grass Valley

One of the latest moves in the rapid uglification of Grass Valley: the proposed logging of 40 acres at the city limits from South Auburn/LaBarr Meadows Road right up against the fence of the Empire Mine State Park. Right in plain sight, from above and below. Go look.

All the ancient manzanita has been crushed, from a ridge down steep slopes and through several gullies. The owner, Chrisetta Company/Jack Flaherty, plans to burn it all, poison the ground, and start a tree plantation. Think he won’t eventually build something big and ugly, too?

The Timber Harvesting Plan hasn’t even been approved yet, and multiple agencies have to look at the project. California Department of Forestry will accept public comments until ten days after it receives and reviews answers to questions it has put to the hired forester.

If you object to soil erosion and to the pollution of the air, water, and earth, and to the loss of view, habitat, and ecosystem, write: CDF, 6105 Airport Road, Redding, CA 96002, re: THP 2-04-213-NEV (3), filed Christmas Day.

Carol Kuczora

Grass Valley

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