From: D Dilworth <>
Subject: Ecosystem Walk in Del Monte Forest June 1rst
| HOPE - Helping Our Peninsula's Environment |
| Box 1495, Carmel, CA 93921 - (831) 624-6500 |
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After 15 years, the giant Forest Destruction
Project by Clint Eastwood / Pebble Beach Company
is coming to the end of the political rope.

Save these two dates:
June 13 - Coastal Commission in Santa Rosa.
June 1: Monterey Pine Ecosystem Walk in Del Monte Forest


Ecosystem Walk in Del Monte Forest prompted by
Forest Destruction Project demanded by Clint
Eastwood / Pebble Beach Company.

Friday, June 1 at 10 am HOPE will lead a fun
ecosystem walk in Jeffers' Forest to educate our
community about the Monterey Pine Forest. This is in
part a call to action because the Pebble Beach Zoning
(the year 2000 Measure A) will be voted on by the
Coastal Commission on June 13th

"This project is a slow-motion ecological train
wreck." said HOPE's Executive Director David Dilworth.
"The project would destroy at least 17,000 trees in
our Peninsula's magnificent dark green iconic cloak,
our imperiled Monterey Pine Forest. It would
extinguish one quarter of our few remaining local
endangered orchids, and kill many of the now
imperiled frogs which made Mark Twain famous."

In all of Europe not a single acre of pristine native
forest remains. All their original forests have been
logged, grazed or built upon. Some have been
replanted, but none are undamaged.

Historians say that Spain's forest was so extensive
that a squirrel could jump from tree to tree from the
Mediterranean to the Atlantic without touching the
ground. Spain is now largely covered by an unvegetated
desert. The forest was lost to buildings, ship masts
and firewood.

Here on the Monterey Peninsula we still have a few
untouched, healthy native forest ecosystems of
Monterey pine - even though most of the original
forest has been lost to the development of the cities
of the Peninsula.

On our Monterey pine forests ecosystem walk, you will
get to see our peninsula's magnificent forests much as
they were when Europeans first landed here in 1603
finding abundant grizzly bears, jaguars (not a
misprint), mountain lions and condors.

You may see some of the wonderful, extremely rare and
imperiled animal and flower species living there
including Rein Orchid and the Great Horned Owl.

You can expect to learn about --
Ecosystem Species Interdependence, Edge Effect,
Biodiversity, Minimum Viable Populations, Wildlife
Corridors, the Imperiled situation of Monterey Pine
forests, why Fire is not natural in Monterey Pine
Forests, Local Imperiled Species, Local weather
patterns, and Local Invasive Species.

HOPE is also providing a public walk the next day,
on Saturday June 2 that you may read in the papers.

This special weekday walk is for friends of our
Monterey Pine forest ecosystem. You are welcome
to join either, this weekday one should be a
much smaller group.

We meet at Unitarian Church parking lot
on Aguajito Rd.

For more information

Call 624-6500,

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