Yesterday I was the guest speaker (about blogging) at a Rotary meeting at the Warfinger in Eureka. I had a great time, and I’ll type up some notes about it later on. But before and after my talk I was asked by two individuals to explain the environmental opposition to the proposed realignment. One of them said, “we’re talking about four trees, all of them deciduous.” I haven’t really followed the issue, so I couldn’t really comment. I promised that I’d post something to draw comments so that people up north could understand what the issue is.
Unfortunately, I’m not at all clear about it even after reading the Redwood Times article. Certainly I would hope that there would be some sort of scientific inquiry about the impact on the old growth root systems, if there is an intelligent concern. The article states that concerns are posted at the EPIC site, but I can’t find any mention of the proposal except for this old alert from which I’ve lifted the photo.
So in a thousand words or less, what’s the story?