Should the YMCA be allowed to log Camp Jones Gulch in perpetuity, without further public review?
Original post made by Andrea Gemmet, Almanac staff writer, on Dec 8, 2006
Camp Jones Gulch is familiar to generations of San Mateo County schoolchildren as the location of the week-long Outdoor Education program.
Key issues in the debate over the logging plan are maintaining and restoring the land, reducing fire hazards, protecting the remaining groves of old-growth redwood trees, and protecting the marbled murrelet, an endangered sea bird that nests in old-growth and some second-growth forests.
The CDF is not expected to make a decision on the logging permit for several months.
The YMCA held a meeting on Dec. 3 to explain its position to a skeptical crowd. An Almanac story about the logging plan can be found here: Web Link