expansion of vineyards

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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Napa Sells its Soul to Developers

Same game play here in Sonoma County…..events are now “marketing” whether it’s weddings, business retreats or (you fill in blank)….supervisors just can’t say no. “….His main attention, though, goes to the gutting of the landmark agricultural preserve law that Napa County created in the 1960s. In Conaway’s tale, the law was undermined without a public hearing by

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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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