Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters On May 24, 1990, a pipe bomb planted in the car of Earth First! activist Judi Bari exploded, sending her and fellow activist Darryl Cherney to Highland Hospital in Oakland—Judi with life-threatening injuries. Despite the location of the bomb—hidden under her driver’s seat—the FBI proceeded to blame Judi and Darryl…

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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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Eel River Recovery Program The recent county decision to reject the large-scale Terra-Gen wind project caused a lot of soul searching in the environmental community of Humboldt County, but it was the right thing to do from an environmental and social justice perspective. Discussion that surrounded the decision focused largely on one part of the…

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The North American Forest and Climate Movement Convergence Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters In the summer Forest and River News, we announced the October 2019 Resurgence: the North American Forest and Climate Movement Convergence, planned for mid-October. We recently returned, and it proved to be a momentous event. The Convergence took place October 11 –…

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