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 Joseph Vaile, KS Wild While all of us are focused on the COVID-19 virus and the widespread impacts on our lives and communities, we know that fire season is looming on the horizon. While our lives feel at a total standstill, nature continues onward. Wildfire season will come this summer, and we will be…

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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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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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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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By Sproul Watershed Advocates Green Diamond recently acquired 9,400 acres in the Sproul Creek watershed, extending from near the Garberville airport to Ettersburg Junction to the ridges south of Whitethorn.  This land once belonged to Barnum Timber, which was infamous for phenoxy herbicide spraying in the 1970s. Sproul Watershed Advocates (SWA) was formed to keep…

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Sure gets tough making sense of so much all at once and over lifetimes. Right now we are in the beginning throes of dealing with a virus that already is affecting millions around the world with not just threat of sickness or death but the disruption of multiple layers, numbers, and types of relationships and…

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