Oppose California Bill AB 2545!

Riverine Concerned folks Opposing these bills is critically important. AB AB 2545 – a Bill that can have serious consequences to our rivers and streams. Please take action to oppose this Bill. This Bill removes California Department of Fish and Wildlife authority to protect aquatic resources in Class III streams (streams with a bed and … Continue reading “Oppose California Bill AB 2545!”

Harmful Forestry Bill: AB 2889

AB 2889 I have submitted a letter to the Natural Resources Committee (attached) and added sections from the Forest Practice Act (the proposed leg. language makes the review team (interagency review process noted in the Act and the Forest Practice Rules)) process + plus public comment and Calfire review impossible). After re-reading #5 in the … Continue reading “Harmful Forestry Bill: AB 2889”

Areas of Conservation Emphasis (ACE), Mapping Tool by CDF&W

Areas of Conservation Emphasis (ACE) What is ACE? ACE is a CDFW effort to analyze large amounts of map-based data in a targeted, strategic way, and expressed visually, so decisions can be informed around important goals like conservation of biodiversity, habitat connectivity, and climate change resiliency. The ACE maps provide a coarse level view of information … Continue reading “Areas of Conservation Emphasis (ACE), Mapping Tool by CDF&W”

Land use strategies to mitigate climate change in carbon dense temperate forests

Greg (et al) As part of our ongoing discussion of what may, or may not, work to attain Green House Gas emission reduction via the State’s Cap and Trade program – please review this study. There are strategies and issues in the Cap and Trade program that need review and fixing. Please see my comments … Continue reading “Land use strategies to mitigate climate change in carbon dense temperate forests”

Celebrate Wild & Scenic Rivers @ River Rally

Celebrate Wild & Scenic Rivers @ River Rally 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Join us for these meetings, keynotes, and workshops. River Rally Apr 29-May 2, 2018 Learn more Wild & Scenic Rivers Pre-Meeting River Rally this year will include a focus on the Wild and Scenic Rivers … Continue reading “Celebrate Wild & Scenic Rivers @ River Rally”

Sanctuary Forests Recent Land & Water Stewardship Guides

Hi Watershed Workers, I just wanted to bring to your attention these two newish Land and Water Stewardship Guides published by Sanctuary Forest & written by Kyle Keegan with wonderful graphics rendered by his brother Evan Walbridge. http://www.sanctuaryforest.org/got-stewardship-guides/ <http://www.sanctuaryforest.org/got-stewardship-guides/> Land Stewardship Guide: Reducing Runoff and Increasing Infiltration in the Mediterranean Climate of Northen California http://www.sanctuaryforest.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Land-Stewardship-Guide-Booklet-Form.pdf … Continue reading “Sanctuary Forests Recent Land & Water Stewardship Guides”

March 1- Brock Dolman: Conserving and Restoring Watersheds

To All, March 1st, we have a true water wizard joining us: Brock Dolman of OAEC. Brock is a biologist who’s spend decades of his life researching and campaigning for restoring watersheds and beavers across California. He brings a true understanding of water dynamics, and will show how we can protect our watersheds, and restore … Continue reading “March 1- Brock Dolman: Conserving and Restoring Watersheds”

Action to Help Pesticide Contamination in the Smith River

Help Stop Pesticide Contamination in Smith River Estuary By Greg King, Siskiyou Land  Conservancy After many years the California North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has finally released a long awaited report that provides new and devastating data from the Smith River estuary: From 2013-15 state scientists found 17 highly toxic pesticides in surface … Continue reading “Action to Help Pesticide Contamination in the Smith River”

Questions for Water Fix Hearing, February 13th

To All, During the Water Fix hearing on February 8, 2018, the hearing officers directed the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) (collectively petitioners) to respond to the Natural Resources Defense Council, et al.’s February 7, 2018 Renewed Motion for Stay of Part 2 of the hearing as … Continue reading “Questions for Water Fix Hearing, February 13th”