Santa Rosa Press Democrat
In response to the Bohemian Club President’s
1. No one opposes removal of dead hardwoods
from the Bohemian Grove to reduce fire hazard. This activity makes
good sense and does not require a permit from the state. The Bohemian
Club has embarked on such a program, and it is unrelated to the current
2. The Bohemian Club seeks to gain perpetual
rights to log 1.1 million board feet of redwood and fir annually.
Logging these trees will not reduce fire hazard. The Bohemian Club
is using fire as a scare tactic to justify heavy commercial logging.
3. The conveyance of a conservation
easement was never mentioned earlier. In fact, the Bohemian Club
originally failed to disclose the very existence of much of the 160
acres of old growth it now proposes to protect. The easement idea
only surfaced when the CA Department of Forestry determined that
the Bohemian Grove may be too large to qualify for an NTMP. The easement
is nothing more than a mechanism for the Bohemian Club to reduce
its overall acreage enough to qualify for an NTMP. The tactic can
accurately be called an “end run.”
Chair, Forestry Committee, Redwood Chapter, Sierra Club
17760 Old Monte Rio Rd.
Guerneville, CA 95446 707-869-3302
Bohemian Redwoods Rescue Club
PO Box 394 Point Arena, CA 95468 415-626-8880/707-882-3046