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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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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It seems we are in a time of “deep payback” on multiple scales. I have recollections of references during my life to “fire next time” connected to either biblical passages, or perhaps memory of a Malcolm X speech? Refreshing part of my memory, I was reminded that James Baldwin wrote a book with two powerful…

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Manifesting a Vision of Conservation By Galen Doherty, Sanctuary Forest Inc. An important milestone in the Van Arken Community Forest Project has been reached! On October 10th, 2019, Lost Coast Forestlands LLC (LCF), closed escrow and purchased the Van Arken Creek property (~1,320 acres) from Boyle Forests (i.e. the Barnum Family). This purchase was the…

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The High Ecological Toll of a Wind Factory on Bear River and Monument Ridges by Salmon ForeverTerra-Gen’s Humboldt Wind Energy Project proposal for Monument and Bear River Ridges is tearing our community apart and pitting environmentalists against one another. Yet the misguided proposal is also fostering a community appalled by the cultural, ecological, and financial…

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