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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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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By Cheryl Lisin, Friends of Lost Coast Did you know that there are many succulents native to California? My favorite is broadleaved stonecrop, a lovely little plant with rosettes of gray-green, waxy leaves that become tinged with red due to stress, such as from drought or freezing weather. Like many succulents, broadleaved stonecrop roots easily…

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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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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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By Cheryl Lisin, Lost Coast Interpretive Association The toyon is beautiful this time of year, with its bright red berries adorning the shrubs in fall and early winter. Berries provide food for birds and bears, and eye candy for humans! Toyon is a large shrub or small tree with evergreen leaves that are sharply toothed,…

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Changing the Fire Culture: Let’s be Provocative This story originally appeared on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network blog. Type https://fireadaptednetwork. org/changing-the-fire-culture-lets-beprovocative/ into your browser to access the original post. To have stories like this delivered to your inbox weekly, visit bit.ly/ FACNetSubscribe. By Lenya Quinn-Davidson I love words. I love flowery, superfluous words; I…

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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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