Billionaire Emmerson Destroys Spotted Owl Habitat


Archie Aldis “Red” Emerson


Archie Aldis “Red” Emmerson, a billionaire with a net worth of $2.5 billion, and his company, Sierra Pacific Industries, the largest private forestland owner in California, continue their onslaught of clearcutting northern spotted owl habitat.  Forbes ranks Red Emmerson at #153 amongst the wealthiest individuals in United States and #459 worldwide.  Operating in defiance of the law, Sierra Pacific stands as one of the last big logging companies in the State of California without an approved habitat conservation plan.