Yes, you read that correctly . . . clearcutting about 85,000 trees with NO replanting. Instead, to make matter worse, they will be applying thousands of gallons of herbicides (including Roundup) to discourage re-sprouting and covering the area with two feet of wood chips. Those that know the Bay Area (and especially the East Bay) may know where Strawberry Canyon and Claremont Canyon are - that is where this travesty is planned
While I am well aware of the fire danger here in the hills (having lived here during the Oakland hills fire), this sounds like overdoing things and the dangers from erosion and slides will be bad too.
The whole story is here courtesy of California Progress Report. Looks like U.C is trying to pull a fast one here, but there is still time for public comment (links in the story). Sorry for the short diary, but I am on my way out the door and saw this and (following a check to see if otherwise diaried) decided I needed to get the word out.