Artesa Vineyards Planned Near Annapolis Shelved

Robert Digitales, Press Democrat June 3, 2014 The decision was hailed by environmentalists, who last year persuaded a Sonoma County judge to rule that the vineyard project’s environmental studies were flawed. “For us and the forest, it’s great news,” Friends of the Gualala River President Chris Poehlmann said of the winery’s decision. Artesa spokesman Sam … Continue reading “Artesa Vineyards Planned Near Annapolis Shelved”

Sonoma County OKs $1 Million for Coast Wildland Deal

Guy Kovner, Press Democrat May 20, 2014 Hikers are expected to gain access to a stunning Sonoma County coastal vista point through a $1 million public contribution to a wildland conservation deal approved by county supervisors on Tuesday. Supervisors gushed over the beauty of the 238-acre Pole Mountain property north of Jenner, which includes oak woodlands, … Continue reading “Sonoma County OKs $1 Million for Coast Wildland Deal”

Colorful Protest of Tunnels Under Ancient Trees

John Cruz Many friends of the ancient trees and their ecosystem visited Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve on Sunday, May 4 to protest the California Department of Parks and Recreation’s proposed water system developments there. After they learned of threats to the redwoods from new water wells, surface trenching, and underground tunneling among the trees in … Continue reading “Colorful Protest of Tunnels Under Ancient Trees”

River Watch Litigation Protects North Coast Wetland

Protection for Wetlands River Watch achieved substantial protection for a northcoast wetland, agreeing with Rouse Properties Inc. on a comprehensive set of steps to ensure maintenance of approximately 15 acres adjoining the Bayshore Mall in Eureka. River Watch filed litigation in 2012 alleging failure by the owners of the Mall to comply with its obligations … Continue reading “River Watch Litigation Protects North Coast Wetland”

Volunteer for Planting Redwoods near Forestville, CA

There is a volunteer opportunity this coming January for planting redwood seedlings. This January, Forest Unlimited will be planting approximately 1,500 one-year old redwood seedlings for reforestation and erosion control at Shone Farm—the agricultural extension of Santa Rosa Junior College.This event is very popular and provides opportunities for individuals and families to work together for … Continue reading “Volunteer for Planting Redwoods near Forestville, CA”

Water Recommendations for the Next President

Peter H. Gleick, Pacific Institute Dear Mr. President, Congratulations on winning approval from the American people to serve as leader of the United States for the next four years. We know you have a lot on your plate. But among the issues that deserve prompt attention from you and senior members of your administration is … Continue reading “Water Recommendations for the Next President”

Action Alert! Stop Eureka’s 101 Bypass Through Restored Coastal Marsh!

When: Tuesday, April 17, at 6 pm Where: Eureka Council Chambers, 2nd floor of Eureka City Hall, 531 “K” Street, Eureka The Coastal Commission has gone on record saying the project—a proposal to punch a new road through the Palco Marsh from Del Norte Street to Truesdale–cannot be approved because it is not consistent with either … Continue reading “Action Alert! Stop Eureka’s 101 Bypass Through Restored Coastal Marsh!”

Bohemia Ranch — A happy ending and a new beginning

January 31, 2012 After many years of dramatic twists and turns, the Sonoma Land Trust and LandPaths are delighted to announce today the creation of a 554-acre ecological preserve on Bohemia Ranch located between Occidental and Monte Rio, and known to locals as “Waterfall Park.” This magical landscape is home to rare serpentine plants, tributaries … Continue reading “Bohemia Ranch — A happy ending and a new beginning”