Public Lands

Tule Elk to be sacrificed for dairy ranches

By SUSANNE RUST STAFF WRITER  APRIL 14, 2021 6 AM PT Tule elk are treasured creatures in California, and for years, animal rights groups have butted heads with the Point Reyes National Seashore over its practice of keeping elk fenced away from nearby cattle ranches. Amid a dry 2020, the groups tried to bring water to the creatures but …

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SoCo Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 1st Public Meeting: 2.25.21 @ 3:30 PM

SoCo Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 1 st Public Meeting: 2.25.21 @ 3:30 PM Spread the word …. we will live with the consequences of this for good or ill, and given climate change impacts – showing some foresight would be prudent.   If you have already taken the on-line Hazard Mitigation Plan survey, thank you.  …

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Biden’s new conservation corps stirs hopes of nature-focused hiring spree

The CCC also planted 3 billion trees.….”According to Biden’s website, projects will include working to mitigate wildfire risks, protect watershed health, and improve outdoor recreation access. Sprenkel thinks the effort could also include more activities at the community level, like urban agriculture projects and work retrofitting buildings to be more energy-efficient.” Biden’s new conservation corps …

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SoCo Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 1st Public Meeting: 2.25.21 @ 3:30 PM

SoCo Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 1 st Public Meeting: 2.25.21 @ 3:30 PM Spread the word …. we will live with the consequences of this for good or ill, and given climate change impacts – showing some foresight would be prudent.   If you have already taken the on-line Hazard Mitigation Plan survey, thank you.  …

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After months of border wall construction, a look at the damage done

Ecocide Crimes against nature: “..construction crews have been dynamiting, drilling, pumping, excavating and clear-cutting public land. In places like Guadalupe Canyon in far eastern Arizona, simply building roads to bring in construction equipment involved blasting mountainsides and sending the rubble down to clog drainages. Previously wide-open landscapes where wildlife and water could move freely have …

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Trump administration cuts size of Arctic land offered for oil auction

“President-elect Biden has said he wants to grant the refuge coastal plain permanent protection from oil development.” REUTERS: Trump administration cuts size of Arctic land offered for oil auction By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – In a last-minute change, the Trump administration cut about 30 percent of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge territory that it …

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