By Kyle Keegan, Fools Farm Over a two-year period, two $10,000 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service grants were awarded to the Fool’s Farm in the Salmon Creek watershed, tributary of the South Fork Eel, to carry out local grassland reclamation. The project’s focus was to remove encroaching conifers on approximately 10 acres of historic grasslands.…

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By Kyle Keegan, Fools Farm As the days become longer and the storms of winter pass, each year brings the promise of an ancient ritual that has taken place on the North Coast for millennia—spring migration. Oak woodlands, forests, and meadows that were virtually silent during winter months come alive with the songs and antics…

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By Salmonid Restoration Federation Since 2013, Salmonid Restoration Federation has been conducting low-flow monitoring in Redwood Creek, a critical tributary to the South Fork Eel River. With funding from the Wildlife Conservation Board and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, SRF and Stillwater Sciences have been exploring the feasibility of various streamflow enhancement opportunities…

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Salmon Protection And Watershed Network The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) will manage another large-scale restoration project on the former San Geronimo golf course this summer to remove the highest-priority fish passage obstacle in central California, which currently limits the migration of endangered Coho Salmon and threatened Steelhead Trout and creates poor habitat conditions.…

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Unfortunately, due to the continued Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, Summer Camp is cancelled this year.  Field Activities for Kids in Southern Humboldt and Northern Mendocino Friends of the Lost Coast Summer Adventure Camp (SAC) is a science and nature day camp for children 4–13 years old. A program of Friends of the Lost Coast (formerly Lost…

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One Is an Old-Growth Timber Grab, The Other Is a Legitimate Plantation Thinning Project These days many Forest Service timber planners like to call everything they propose “restoration,” regardless of the impacts to wildlife and watersheds. So it’s always a good idea to get out on the ground and make sure that the agency rhetoric…

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1,284 Acres Spared from Logging Under Revised Plan Environmental Protection Information Center Another EPIC win: In response to criticism by the public, the Mendocino National Forest has drastically scaled back proposed logging in the “Green Flat Restoration Project.” Originally planned for 1,534 acres, the Forest Service is now proposing to cut 250 acres. The agency…

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The Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities is about to celebrate five years since our founding in 2015. In that time, we’ve accomplished a lot that we’re proud of on California’s North Coast. Browsing through the Reports & Analysis page on our website, you’ll find dozens of comment letters and research reports on all the significant…

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By Michael Evenson, Lost Coast League …And It’s Especially Impotent When It Comes to Emphasizing the Role That Forests Play in Combating Climate Chaos The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created when environmental, social justice, and wood-working groups came together in 1993 with a common goal. The sustainable certification scheme was intended to nudge the…

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