Coho vs. Pinot

On the Russian River, grape growing and fish don’t mix BY WILL PARRISH Original Article Published in the Bohemian, Sept 2-8, 2015 In July, roughly 1,000 rural Sonoma County residents overflowed classrooms and small meeting chambers at five informational sessions convened by the State Water Resources Control Board. It would be hard to exaggerate many attendees’ outrage. …

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LA Times – Aug 31, 2015

Sonoma County residents’ battle with wineries is about more than water By Geoffrey Mohan These days, the redwood-shaded creek by Laura and Ray Waldbaum’s house is a bone-dry path of rocks and gravel, its occasional stagnant pools a somber reminder of the salmon that once thrived there. Fewer than 500 endangered coho now wend their …

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Preserve Rural Sonoma County

Preserve Rural Sonoma County

Preserve Rural Sonoma County works to protect the rural character of Sonoma County from the industrialization of agricultural lands caused by the encroachment of wine and spirits processing complexes/event centers. PRSC educates, advocates and organizes to protect our families and communities, watersheds and wildlife habitat, addressing traffic safety, noise impacts, infrastructure and other impacts on the …

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Wineries and Sustainability

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/4402735-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor?page=0 Wineries and sustainability EDITOR: Gabriel Froymovich, a wine industry financial adviser, cries “mendacious hyperbole” in response to winery critics (“Keeping the grape debate in perspective,” Close to home, Aug. 22). Let’s look at some facts. Sustainability? According to him, “roughly one-third” of wineries are sustainable. That leaves 66 percent that are not. How is …

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