Pot growers have gashed thousands of illegal farms into the remote backcountry of national forests in Northern California. They have diverted streams, bulldozed trees and carved roads into erosive hillsides. To protect their plants from wildlife, growers place poison-laced bait that causes animals to bleed to death.
Pot growers have gashed thousands of illegal farms into the remote backcountry of national forests in Northern California. They have diverted streams, bulldozed trees and carved roads into erosive hillsides. To protect their plants from wildlife, growers place poison-laced bait that causes animals to bleed to death. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee file
Pot growers have gashed thousands of illegal farms into the remote backcountry of national forests in Northern California. They have diverted streams, bulldozed trees and carved roads into erosive hillsides. To protect their plants from wildlife, growers place poison-laced bait that causes animals to bleed to death. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee file

From fishers to foxes, illegal pot growers are poisoning wildlife in Northern California forests

May 07, 2017 6:00 AM

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