Although this article is about a land-use decision in Calaveras County, I think it is important to think about how this will impact the Calaveras River in Stockton – since it’s watershed is so extensive that it reaches all the way up to Calaveras Big Trees State Park! – Jeremy

Calaveras backs plan to revive timber industry

By Dana M. Nichols

Record Staff Writer

July 07, 2010

SAN ANDREAS – The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors gave its unanimous support Tuesday to a Sierra Nevada Conservancy plan designed to revive the timber industry and control the threat of wildfires by thinning overgrown forests.

The unanimous vote came despite lingering doubts expressed by several supervisors over whether the Sierra Nevada Forest and Community Initiative can really engineer a lasting peace between environmentalists and logging companies. That’s something all sides say is needed to break a legal deadlock that has left public forests largely neglected.

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