Ground truthing: the process of visiting an environment at stake (whether it be a timber sale, post fire harvest, or highway project) & looking for characteristics or inconsistencies between what the agency claims in their documents, and what you find in the field.
EPIC is a stakeholder on #lastchancegradeproject
& has actively ground truthed the various alternatives within the project to assess which have the least environmental impact.
Pictured here is Alternative A2, one of six routes that is being considered. Alternative A2 would reroute 3.2 miles of Highway 101, creating an 85 acre construction footprint, including 3 acres of old growth redwood in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park.
The old growth in #LastChanceGrove
within alternative A2 are irreplaceable. Therefore, it is EPIC's position that this alternative, if selected, would result in the largest environmental impact.
For more information on the #lastchancegradeproject
Photo credit: @jat_music @jatthephotographer
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