deforestation for vineyards

VESCO: Wine Industry tries to consolidate power with pro industry supervisors

Note: Only marginal lands are left to fill with water thirsty and pesticide ridden vineyards. Poor land use decision making has left us with dwindling water  supplies during a megadrought and dried up landscapes  that are fire prone. “The time to protect our watersheds, the climate, and our woodlands from highly destructive and speculative industry […]

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How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans – Raw Story

Sonoma County still has no modern tree ordinance and allows grape growers to devastate oak woodlands and forests during a megadrought and grape glut. Once again, we have been told the supervisors have postponed this important ordinance. How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans – Raw Story Published on June 25, 2020 By

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Chainsaw Wine: Permit Sonoma approving more tree removal for failing wine industry

Since I wrote my letter and the application has been approved piecemeal, as always, in stages by PRMD, some grading and tree removal has probably already occurred. The biologist’s full report has been completed and mistakes corrected, mitigations applied, and now a ministerial permit proposed unless a formal opposition is mounted to trigger a hearing.

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UPDATE on Tree Ordinance:More climate saving trees to be logged for more vineyards? This has to stop

Looks like we have three solid votes for updating Tree Ordinance. Thank you. Today at the Supes meeting Supervisors Zane, Gorin, and Hopkins said a couple of times each…it needs to be on the work plan! Solid support.  We submitted 480 signatures with your help. You all did it. Thank you to those who signed

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Forest Unlimited on Tree Ordinance

WWW supports no more loss of our forests and derstruction of the watershed for alcohol. Our trees clean the air, clean and store water, support wildlife and protect against erosion. The present ordinance protects special interests profits and is not resilient or regenerative.  Action request from Forest Unlimited:   Hello Forest Folks: In early April,

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Napa Valley tree-removal ballot proposal brings wine business, environmentalist clash

Water is money to the wine industry. Since drip irrigation began in 1970, yields have doubled and vineyards have sprouted in areas that are marginal at best. Along with the close to doubling of tons per acre by irrigation, prices have gone from mid $200 to $4,000 for prized varieties. With high cancer and asthma rates in the

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