Tomorrow! – Friends of Gualala River (FoGR) presents naturalist and Annapolis artist, Liam Ericson, in an online talk and slide show, “Preservation Ranch: A first look at the unseen interior of the Gualala River” on Sunday, June 7th at 4 pm via Zoom.
Liam has explored the wilds of Preservation Ranch (now known as “Buckeye Forest“), where 19,645 acres of forest, grassland, and riparian corridor combine to host countless species of plants and wildlife and provide critical habitat for the recovery of northern spotted owls and steelhead trout. These lands, shaped by a series of creeks, including the largest, Buckeye Creek, form a major part of the eastern Gualala River watershed, a remote area that few have seen.
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You *MUST* register to participate in this year’s blitzes:
Participants will review training materials online due to COVID-19. This training is required, as it covers COVID-19 safety instructions and new scientific information.
We will host Zoom drop-in meetings for participants to ask questions.
Participants may receive collection materials in packets in one of the following two ways:
1. *PREFERRED* Submit your address and we will mail them to you; For this, registration must be submitted by Friday, April 24, OR
2. Pick them up at a table outside our office during times listed below on Saturday, May 2 or Sunday May 3
Participants will return samples by mail using pre-addressed postage paid envelopes that are included in the packets. Sample envelopes must be postmarked to UC Berkeley before or on Tuesday, May 5.
UCCE Sonoma Office packet pick-up times:
- Saturday, May 2 from 10:30AM-12:30PM
- Sunday, May 3 from 10:30AM-12:30PM
The UCCE Sonoma office is located at 133 Aviation Blvd Suite 109, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Zoom Q&A meeting times:
- Saturday, May 2 from 9-10AM with SSU’s Galbreath Preserve Coordinator
- Sunday, May 3 from 9-10AM with SSU’s Osborn Outreach Coordinator and UCCE SOD Program Coordinator
- Sunday, May 3 from 1-2PM with a SOD Specialist Master Gardener
Rick Coates 707-632-6070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clearcuts and dead and dying trees pepper the landscape on the Lolo National Forest in western Montana.
By Laura Lundquist
The U.S. Forest Service is creating more ways to approve logging projects without providing environmental analysis or public oversight.
A recent analysis conducted by WildEarth Guardians shows the Forest Service is bypassing much of the public process in order to push through an increasing number of large forest projects throughout the West.
“The acres are just staggering. We’re seeing millions of acres excluded from sufficient analysis,” said WildEarth Guardians Missoula spokesman Adam Rissien.
Rissien used Forest Service postings to tally all the logging and/or burning projects proposed for the past quarter – January through March – where forest managers had applied a “categorical exclusion” to avoid the public process normally required by law.