Public Land Trespass Grows

trespass1850millcreekpatch-620x410Environmentally damaging and destructive industrial-size marijuana grows are taking place on the National Forests and on private timberland. Some of the most destructive operations are in the most remote and ecologically sensitive areas. These operations have been associated with wholesale wildlife poisoning, use and dumping of fertilizers and pesticides, illegal water diversions and water pollution, logging and land disturbance, and severe problems with garbage and human waste.  Below are some of the correspondence letters between EPIC and U.S. Forest Service about analyzing cannabis impacts on federal lands.

Letter from EPIC to Mendocino National Forest Identifying Significant New Information – July 20, 2011

Mendocino National Forest Response Letter – August 24, 2011

Letter from EPIC to U.S. Forest Service Identifying Significant New Information – October 11, 2012

Forest Service Correspondence Letter – February 26, 2013

Here is a short video about “Marijuana and Restoration” from the U.S. Forest Service: