Protesters stand at Monument Gate to prevent logging

MONUMENT RIDGE – Protesters gather to prevent the logging of the Monument Ridge area, West of Rio Dell. They believe logging of the area could cause harm to the Mattole River’s ancient forest.

The logging company plans to harvest 250 acres of non-old growth trees. Their mission is defining and protecting groves and individual old growth tress. But the protesters don’t want loggers to touch anything past the gate.

The Humboldt Redwood company told us they will take anyone on the property and show them what they have planned. They want it to be known they won’t be cutting down any old growth trees.

When we spoke to the Humboldt Redwood company they did not tell us what date they will begin logging at Monument Ridge.