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New oak woodlands destruction for more winegrapes, approved again…

Please let your supervisors know we are tired of the destruction for more winegrapes in the middle of a megadrought and grape glut. Half of the county has burnt in the last 5 years .  We urge the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to step up, be a true leader in the state, and protect […]

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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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Ireland Will Plant 440 Million Trees By 2040 To Combat Climate Change

Sonoma County residents have been waiting for 5 years for the supervisors to protect our trees from rampant destruction for vineyard growth. “Scientists have long touted the carbon-capturing abilities of trees. A study released in July found one of the most affordable ways to combat rampant greenhouse gas emissions — the prime driver of climate

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Napa, Giving Voice to the Environment: A New Watershed Initiative

Napa says yes we can while Sonoma County supervisors kick the can down the road ……”We celebrate this initiative, which is about water security. The new initiative closes two major loopholes in the Water Quality and Tree Protection Ordinance of 2019 passed by the Board of Supervisors last April: forest removal mitigation on steep slopes already

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Dear Supervisors, stop kicking the can down the road. We need a tree ordinance now

“With this letter, I am wondering, as my representatives, who do you support? Do you support companies looking to exploit the landscapes, we all know as home, to generate short-term profits for private interests? Or do you support me, and my generation, as we walk forward into a world of unprecedented environmental pressure — pressure

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Dear Supervisors: Mission of Regeneration or Irresponsible Land Management?

Update: At the supervisors retreat the tree ordinance was “kicked down the road” to 2021. “With this letter, I am wondering, as my representatives, who do you support? Do you support companies looking to exploit the landscapes, we all know as home, to generate short-term profits for private interests? Or do you support me, and

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