The Invisible Poisons: Where are They?

To All, Here is one of those serious issues that has not been adequately addressed due to the power of money in politics as well as being an invisible threat. It is past time that the issue of pesticides gets exposed, creates public outrage and forces the invisible poisons into containment. What’s on those vines? … Continue reading “The Invisible Poisons: Where are They?”

The Groundwater Resource Hub

To All, The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce the launch of the Groundwater Resource Hub, the go-to resource on Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems. Please visit https://groundwaterresourcehub.org/ for information on GDEs and for tools that can help you save time and money as you develop Groundwater Sustainability Plans. This website features: • The best available science … Continue reading “The Groundwater Resource Hub”

ACE: A California Department Of Fish And Wildlife Conservation Analysis Tool

Areas Of Conservation Emphasis (ACE) Version 3: A California Department Of Fish And Wildlife Conservation Analysis Tool All of state’s salt marshes are at risk of vanishing. Natural protectors are threatened along coast. Blame rising seas and humans, study says. Hundreds of species would be threatened; floods would worsen. By Rosanna Xia On one side, … Continue reading “ACE: A California Department Of Fish And Wildlife Conservation Analysis Tool”

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”