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In Napa Valley, Vineyards and Conservationists Battle for the Hills

http://e360.yale.edu/features/in-napa-valley-vineyards-take-a-bigger-bite-out-of-forests-and-biodiversity The steady expansion of vineyards in California’s premier wine-growing region is moving uphill into oak and other woodlands and is adversely affecting fish and wildlife. Other wine areas, from Oregon’s Willamette Valley to Mendoza in Argentina, are facing similar issues. By Alastair Bland • May 11, 2017 Kellie Anderson stands in the understory of a century-old forest …

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No. 1 story of 2016: Wine industry under fire

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/no-story-of-wine-industry-under-fire/article_21223b42-3c7c-5510-828f-200a9707075a.html TOP 10 STORIES OF 2016: NO. 1 No. 1 story of 2016: Wine industry under fire BARRY EBERLING beberling@napanews.com Updated 1 hr ago Napa County in 2016 saw heated growth wars involving not ever expanding subdivisions threatening to pave over the landscape, but multiplying wineries and vineyards. These are growth wars, Napa-style. They focus …

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Mendocino Group supports timber harvest lawsuit in Albion

“…. the war never ends. It just takes on different forms.” https://sierraclub.org/redwood/blog/2017/02/mendocino-group-supports-timber-harvest-lawsuit-albion By Shoshana Hebshi, Redwood Chapter Communications Coordinator Being an environmentalist on the North Coast can feel like standing in front of an armed tank in peaceful protest during a military battle. Sometimes there’s a standoff, sometimes there’s a peaceful retreat, and sometimes there’s destructive …

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Litigation Looming for Napa’s Walt Ranch Project-Update and meeting notice

mscott@biologicaldiversity.org You’re invited to a meeting of concerned citizens about a large vineyard development in the mountains east of Napa that will tear up over 300 acres of undisturbed riparian, oak and native grassland habitat and convert into vineyards sprawled across the 2,300-acre Walt Ranch property. This project will cut thousands of trees, destroy acres …

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CalFire chastised by Judge for not including cumulative impacts in EIR

Friends of Gualala River Forest Unlimited California Native Plant Society MEDIA RELEASE Date: January 28, 2017 The “Dogwood” Timber Harvest Plan (THP), an environmental review of the first major logging of the mature redwood forest on the sensitive floodplain of the Gualala River, has been sent back to CAL FIRE for a full revision. The …

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