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”

No Oil Rigs Off Our Coast! Action, Feb. 8th

Join the resistance – ride to the rally at the only California public meeting in the beautiful coastal city of Sacramento. Spread the word – this is not a drill (yup, I did say that) Take care, don’t give up. Rue No Oil Rigs Off Our Coast! Ride With the Resistance to Rally in Sacramento … Continue reading “No Oil Rigs Off Our Coast! Action, Feb. 8th”

Bills to Protect California Coast from Off Shore Oil Drilling

To All, Senator McGuire, along with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Senator Ricardo Lara introduced SB 834 and Assemblymember Monique Limon introduced AB 1775   identical bills that will help discourage offshore drilling by making it harder for offshore oil to be processed. See?  They do listen!  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov Rue

Talk on Geology and Water

To All, Dr. Jane Nielson will be discussing geology and how it relates to water that will have relevance to the statewide groundwater planning. Join us for repeat of Jane Nielson’s December 11 presentation to the Sebastopol City Council’s Water subcommittee about the problems posed by the City’s 2007 Water Supply Assessment (WSA). That report … Continue reading “Talk on Geology and Water”