Fighting for Nature Never Gets Old

British Columbia (Northern Rockies) clearcut

The fight to protect native forests in the Northern Rockies region continues. After more than three decades of challenging US Forest Service-USDA timber sales, mining proposals, oil and gas leases and livestock grazing on federal public forests, we have still got a lot fight left in us. It’s nice to win a lawsuit in federal court. It keeps morale high and blues at a safe distance.

Two recent back-to-back court victories really fires up the troops. The “Gold Butterfly” project (the governments sick imitation of “Iron Butterfly”?) was withdrawn last week: https://bitterrootstar.com/2020/09/forest-withdraws-approval-of-massive-gold-butterfly-project/

The other project was a Bureau of Land Management project aimed at killing ancient juniper and limber pine for the livestock industry. They want more grass, less trees. https://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/blm-withdraws-court-halted-conifer-removal-in-elkhorns/article_2d31c696-9e8b-59a8-9559-e9456f120f81.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

One reason and one reason only underlies all such nonsense. Love of mammon. Mammon is not just money, but is a trust and valuation problem. Placing trust in the unreal, the legal fiction which opposes nature is the core belief in commodity production and ecological destruction. More specifically, mammon screws up one’s individual appreciation for reality, for all of (morally priceless) nature, replacing both with monetary valuation — and certain spiritual death. What wouldn’t these sociopaths not sell for a few shekels?

Still kicking. Growing old, but not sick of the fight to save a few patches of God’s country. If you can’t beat ’em, join with us. Never a dull moment.

Photo: Chessman Reservior; Helena, Montana’s water source.

13 thoughts on “Fighting for Nature Never Gets Old

  1. Before I began a landscaping project in my yard this summer, I briefly read somewhere that conifer trees interfere with wifi/4, 5G. When browsing the local nurseries, including Home Depot, looking for new trees to plant, I noticed that the options for conifer type trees were incredibly limited. Some places, like HD, nonexistent. And if they did sell them, they were very expensive. Maybe because everyone else was landscaping this year, due to the cv hoax, conifer trees were sold out? But I’m in the coastal northeast and pines especially, are native to the area. And then a few years ago, Verizon stripped the pine branches on my entire street, which I assumed was due to the wires, but the cedars and Maples were left alone.
    I have noticed large areas of vacant land nearby, where the pines have been completely stripped of their branches yet no construction in sight. Has anyone else read about conifers interfering with wifi?

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    1. DTOC369 – I recall Ian Crane in the UK talking a couple years ago about tree culling for the 5G rollout.

      We have seen the same in my area (northeast US), starting a couple years ago (mostly conifers as well). Conifers are more dense and retain their leaves, thereby also holding onto moisture (rain/snow). All of this is a hindrance to 5G emittance, where a clear line of sight is necessary to transmit the signal. https://salishseagazette.org/deforestation-and-5g
      Hope this helps a bit.

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        1. Thanks, Stephers. One more reason to STOP 5G. From the website above: “A Surrey University study implies that millions of trees would have to be cut down to ensure continuous signalling for self-driving buses, cars and trains.” Are you good folks taking this in? SELF-DRIVING vehicles cannot coexist with trees. Enough with the machines, already!

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      1. not to be a downer on Labor Day weekend, but this is criminal. Weird, shortly after the cv hoax went full throttle, the bucket trucks were out everywhere, 24/7 in my area for weeks.

        From the link;

        ‘Thanks to the FCC, under Ajit Pai, the big telecoms can do whatever they want to roll out 5G. There is literally NO land use policy. This means there is nothing to keep them from putting a small cell, or multiple small cells, outside of a child’s bedroom window. Much of this work is being done haphazardly, and even at night nationwide. There are no maps of planned 5G rollouts, and by the time the citizens put one together themselves, the unwanted gear is already installed, and the damage is done. What we will see is that many of the deforestation projects do indeed clear the way for line of sight transmissions for 5G tech. Sadly, our councils and mayor are not demanding any transparency from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or others as to where the equipment will be placed. This makes it impossible for concerned individuals to plan, or ask questions of the powerful groups and individuals behind this scheme’.

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        1. DTOC369 – Sadly, this IS criminal, and I have been fighting this fight for four years now. Even without the small cell towers, they can run the 5G over the existing power lines. https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/5g-airgig-what-is-it-and-should-you-be-worried/. That is why the trees around my area that exist beside the power lines have been culled (2/3 of them). They are not planning to install the small cell towers along the main road nearby, but rather utilize the existing power line (above ground) infrastructure.

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          1. During lockdown (at its peak), when most were cooped up in their homes, I drove around nearly every day, and the roads were empty (for about 8 weeks). Low and behold, there were still plenty of telecom trucks doing work daily on the power lines and installing new cell tower structures. Many others have reported the same – all over the country.

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