coastal conservation

Love our coast: 16 years of Bodega highlights

“Join us for A Sense of Place – Jackie Sones of UC Davis’s Bodega Marine Reserve shares 16 years of photographic highlights to celebrate Bodega’ Heads natural history – inviting us to explore myriad ways of connecting with the landscapes and seascapes that surround us while developing a genuine sense of place.” Register here. https://bit.ly/3xdHUhR  

Protected Forever: Mill Bend Gualala River

Forest Unlimited Supporters, Here is some good environmental news. As you know, the best thing we can do to protect our natural resources in perpetuity is to purchase the land.  We thought you should know about the Mill Bend purchase. If any of you choose to support this, that would be great.  More information can …

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Another local speaks out on draft Local Coastal Plan …let’s do this right

“I urge the County to go back to the drawing board to rewrite the draft with the input from citizen advisory committees made up of local concerned citizens, scientist & experts, as they did with the existing LCP, to produce a draft that includes current issues facing our Coast. Only then will it be possible …

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‘Victory for our oceans’: US court upholds ruling on vast marine monument established by Obama – Raw Story

“Today’s decision is a clear victory for our oceans and for the Atlantic’s only marine national monument,” said Peter Shelley, Senior Counsel at CLF. “This decision upholds protections for one of the most fragile and scientifically important areas in the North Atlantic from destructive activities like oil drilling and industrial fishing. Safeguarding the Northeast Canyons …

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Local Coastal Plan (LCP) needs more time to review say locals

The LCP is 475 pages long and not an easy read. 6 weeks for public review before the couple of public workshops is NOT enough time. The first LCP had 95 people, 5 Technical Committees (scientific), 4 Citizen committees, and took 4 years . WHAT”‘S THE RUSH?   Subject: Fwd: If you care about the …

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Family’s legendary grove of old-growth redwoods preserved

“This is one of the most extraordinary conservation opportunities that we’ve seen in generations,” said Sam Hodder, president of the Redwoods League, as he stood one recent day next to a tree that forest biologists believe is the thickest and possibly the oldest of the 1,450 ancient trees in the grove: at 19 feet in …

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