FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2010
Contact: Kristina Johnson
***MEDIA ADVISORY for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22***
Citizens Urge Forest Service to Protect Giant Sequoia National Monument from Logging
San Francisco - One of California's most treasured landscapes, the Giant Sequoia National Monument, is under threat. The Forest Service has released new management plans for the Monument that include heavy logging of giant sequoia trees. The Sierra Club has proposed an alternative plan in which the ancient forest is recognized for its tourist, recreational, and ecological value and is managed in a similar fashion to a national park. Sierra Club is reaching out to thousands of Bay Area citizens and asking them to attend this hearing and send comments to the Forest Service in order to help save Giant Sequoia National Monument for future generations.
WHAT: Public hearing to determine the future of Giant Sequoia National Monument
WHO: Bay Area citizens, Forest Service officials
WHERE: Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, Pacific Concourse
WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
*** Visuals include activists with signs and buttons. Sierra Club leaders and volunteers will be available for interviews.