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Posted by Lorraine
KZYX & Z General Manager since January 2016. Former News Director at KZYX. Former Station Manager KFPR-Redding...
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on Thursday, 16 April 2015 in Public Affairs and Local News

The story of timber harvest practices and fire safety has been a big one for citizens of Mendocino County. Just yesterday (May 5th, 2015) the Board of Supervisors voted to update their county fire plan, and to create a study group to delve into the fire safety and timber harvest practices issues. A moratorium on the "hack 'n squirt" method of killing tan oaks was not instutituted, though requested by many citizens. The vote to pass the resolution was 4-1, on the second time the resolution came through the board chambers. The first round through the supervisors was championed by Supervisor Dan Hamburg, who ended up voting against the resolution. He wanted the moratorium included.

We have done a variety of coverage on this issue, and there will be more to come. This special on the KZYX News Department's public affairs show, MENDOCINO CURRENTS, solely looks at the timber harvesters point of view. Reporter Lorraine Dechter takes a walk on Masonite Road along the North Fork of the Navarro River with Mendocino Redwood Company's Chief Forester and President, Mike Jani. He explains the tan oak issue and the process they use to reduce their them numbers in the redwood forests. He also explains the decomposition of the tan oaks, and explains why he thinks the fire danger will be lowered in the long run via this process, even though after the injection of the tan oaks with Imazapyr, there are 2-3 years of increased fire danger.


KZYX & Z General Manager since January 2016. Former News Director at KZYX. Former Station Manager KFPR-Redding, Forrmer News Director KCHO-FM Chico & KFPR-Redding, at California State University, Chico.

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