Sonoma County Drought a “Disaster”

It’s official folks, Sonoma County’s drought has been designated a “disaster”. HR ————————– Dear Sonoma County Farm Bureau, and Ranchers, Farmers, and Growers: I am writing to make you aware of USDA’s recent disaster designation following the ongoing drought in Sonoma County. The state requested a disaster designation for six California counties, and USDA followed … Continue reading “Sonoma County Drought a “Disaster””

Coastal Commission Goes Live!

Hey Folks, For those who are interested in tracking the workings of the Coastal Commission – have a look at this! Brock Hi All— Following Coastal Commission issues & actions just got easier!!! Beginning with the February 14 meeting in San Diego, all CCC meetings will be broadcast live over the internet. See the attached … Continue reading “Coastal Commission Goes Live!”

Compare Marin County’s Plan to Sonoma County’s

Take a look at how Marin County is addressing these important issues: Marin County is updating its Countywide Plan with the goal of completing the Plan by July 2007. In the next few weeks the Marin County Planning Commission is holding several hearings on parts of the draft Plan. On Monday, February 26, 2007 from … Continue reading “Compare Marin County’s Plan to Sonoma County’s”

Levine’s Water Law Talk from SRFC

Below – is a copy of my presentation at the Salmonid Restoration Federation Conference Bits and pieces of this presentation may be useful to some. COAST ACTION GROUP – P.O. BOX 215 – POINT ARENA, CA 95468 – (707) 542-4408 Presented by Alan Levine California Water Law Can Help Salmon – A Short “How To” … Continue reading “Levine’s Water Law Talk from SRFC”

First Western Forum on Energy & Water Sustainability

Hello Bob Goldstein of EPRI our co-chair has asked me to pass on this information. First Western Forum on Energy & Water Sustainability, at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California Santa Barbara, March 22, 2007. While the focus of the forum will be on the west, there are many issues … Continue reading “First Western Forum on Energy & Water Sustainability”

Supreme Court Rejects CDF Appeal

On December 13, 2006 the California Supreme Court rejected the California Department of Forestry’s appeal of the First District Court of Appeals ruling in the case of Joy Road Area Forest and Watershed Association vs. Harmony Forest & Land Company, LLC and California Department of Forestry. In addition, the Supreme Court rejected a request by … Continue reading “Supreme Court Rejects CDF Appeal”

Water Board’s Scoping Meeting on Streams and Wetlands Protection

Attached is the power point presentation that will be the outlined agenda for the Nov. 30th meeting in Sonoma County. As you know, Districts 1 & 2 have undertaken research to determine if a Basin Plan Amendment would be necessary and if so what it should include to protect water quality in streams and wetlands, … Continue reading “Water Board’s Scoping Meeting on Streams and Wetlands Protection”

Big Win for Joy Road THP Lawsuit

This case is a blast from the past – and on into the future. “Hey, Hey, My, My, Rock and Roll Will Never Die”. For many years the public and some Review Team Agency have complained that the CDF THP Review policy was did not comply with CEQA mandates. This case supports that position and … Continue reading “Big Win for Joy Road THP Lawsuit”

Victory for Water and Forest Issues

Dear all, The court of appeal has published the Joy Road decision  The Sierra Club filed an amicus with financial help from all of you and more. It is a big, big victory on a number of important issues.  For you, like Helen, who have complained for so long about CDF’s habit of changing the … Continue reading “Victory for Water and Forest Issues”