‘Ghost Forest’ lecture on redwood conservation

Written by Triplicate Staff June 06, 2014 05:02 pm

Del Norte residents will get a chance to hear from one of the leaders of efforts to save the redwoods from deforestation on Friday.

Greg King, a Humboldt County writer and photographer, will give a lecture at College of the Redwoods on historical efforts to save the redwood forests as well as the current state of the ecosystem, according to an announcement from Friends of Del Norte. His presentation, called “The Ghost Forest,” will explore the natural history of the redwood ecosystem as well as state, federal and corporate timber policy, featuring his own widely-published photos. King is currently working on a book of the same name, which will focus on the history of the redwood ecosystem, logging and protection efforts.

King moved to Humboldt County from Sonoma County in 1987 to fight the Maxxam Corporation. He played a critical role in protecting the Headwaters Forest near Eureka. In 1999 King founded the non-profit Smith River Project. He founded the Siskiyou Land Conservancy land trust in 2004.

The presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. in room 2435 at the College of the Redwoods-Del Norte Education Center. The event is free, but donations will be accepted to help support King’s speaking tour and book project.