Request for Temperatures of the Russian River

SONOMA COUNTY (KPIX 5) — The Russian River Watershed Association is asking the public to help take the temperature of water in the Russian River and its tributaries. The watershed spanning more than 1,400 miles is a popular tourist destination as well as the habitat for dozens of species. The river has gotten warmer and … Continue reading “Request for Temperatures of the Russian River”

New from Maven: Groundwater Exchange

Dear Readers, I am pleased to announce the launch of a new platform, the Groundwater Exchange, the latest website in my growing library of online resources for the water sector in the west. I hope those of you working to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act will find this a useful resource. It has been … Continue reading “New from Maven: Groundwater Exchange”

Public Comment on “Water Fix”

To All, Here is an opportunity to comment on the environmental report called the “Water Fix”.  However, it may not “fix” the water now or in time of drought but be instead a give-away to large water purveyors beside impacting fisheries along with other environmental  harms. Read the document using the link below to learn … Continue reading “Public Comment on “Water Fix””

Last Wild Coho Salmon Creek in Russian River Watershed

Felta Creek Threatened By Aggressive Logging Plan [Note: A court hearing on this logging case will be heard Friday, August 17th at 3 pm in Rm 18, Empire Collge Annex, 3035 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA.  The public is invited to view the Hearing but seating is limited.] As wild Coho salmon have disappeared in … Continue reading “Last Wild Coho Salmon Creek in Russian River Watershed”

Action to Protect Land and Water Conservation Fund

What has been described as “America’s most-important conservation program” is set to expire Sept. 30. Established in 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has provided—at no cost to U.S. taxpayers—millions of dollars for conservation, land acquisition, park access, infrastructure improvements, and much more. But in December 2015 Congress struck a deal to reauthorize the LWCF … Continue reading “Action to Protect Land and Water Conservation Fund”

Declare Climate Change a Major Disaster before it’s too late!

Jorge Rebagliati started this petition to California Governor Despite Climate Change having been identified by scientists, leaders, analysts and people from all over the world as “the greatest threat to humanity and life on Earth”, actions taken to address it have been few in number and haphazard in design because Climate Change has not been … Continue reading “Declare Climate Change a Major Disaster before it’s too late!”

What has been described as “America’s most-important conservation program” is set to expire Sept. 30. Established in 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has provided—at no cost to U.S. taxpayers—millions of dollars for conservation, land acquisition, park access, infrastructure improvements, and much more. But in December 2015 Congress struck a deal to reauthorize … Continue reading “”

Protect Ocean Ecosystems and Threatened and Endangered Wildlife

Today we are filing our 100th lawsuit against the Trump Administration. This time it is to protect ocean ecosystems and threatened and endangered wildlife like the blue whale, manatee, and the giant manta ray from the continued risk of offshore oil drilling. Earthjustice is in court today because the Trump administration is putting local communities … Continue reading “Protect Ocean Ecosystems and Threatened and Endangered Wildlife”

Declare Climate Change a Major Disaster before it’s too late!

Jorge Rebagliati started this petition to California Governor Despite Climate Change having been identified by scientists, leaders, analysts and people from all over the world as “the greatest threat to humanity and life on Earth”, actions taken to address it have been few in number and haphazard in design because Climate Change has not been … Continue reading “Declare Climate Change a Major Disaster before it’s too late!”

House Farm Bill Collapses Amid Republican Disarray

To All, Thank you all for responding and sending in letters and comments in support of defeating the significantly egregious language and implications in the legislative attempt to pass a kind of Farm Bill. It may be coming back soon and not any better. Watch for it. Here is a link to the article describing … Continue reading “House Farm Bill Collapses Amid Republican Disarray”