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News and Discussion about the proposed Artesa Winery expansion in the Gualala area.

Starhawk: Nurturing the land or extracting profit?

Another excerpt of Starhawk‘s talk in Annapolis, contrasting the way the Pomo lived on the land with the plans of the giant corporation, Codorniu (which owns Artesa Winery), to extract profit from the land. Starhawk is author of many works celebrating the Goddess movement and Earth-based, feminist spirituality. She is a peace, environmental, and global justice activist and trainer, a …

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Starhawk speaks about proposed Artesa Winery deforestation

Starhawk is author of many works celebrating the Goddess movement and Earth-based, feminist spirituality. She is a peace, environmental, and global justice activist and trainer, a permaculture designer and teacher, a Pagan and Witch. She wrote the neo-pagan classic “The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess” and is a columnist for On Faith, the …

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Water Plant Operator Paul Chappell talks about Artesa proposed vineyard project

Water Plant Operator Paul Chappell talks about Artesa proposed vineyard project Paul Chappell, California Certified Water Plant Operator for the Kashia band of Pomo Indians, speaks about Artesa and their plan to clear cut over 150 acres of redwoods to put in vineyards. For additional information, see: Artesa Sonoma forest-to-vineyard conversion CAL FIRE has approved the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) …

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Interview with resident of Annapolis asking Artesa to stop!

Annapolis resident Nancy Dew talks about Artesa Winery, which is owned by the the giant Spanish wine corporation Codorníu, and which has permits in place right now to clear-cut coastal redwoods and put in a vineyard that would share a border with her property and destroy her water supply. For additional information, see: Artesa Sonoma forest-to-vineyard conversion CAL FIRE has …

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A Fight Over Vineyards Pits Redwoods Against Red Wine – October, 2013, NPR

by Alastair Bland October 18, 2013 NPR blog “The Salt” Environmental groups are fighting to stop the leveling of 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines. [excerpt:] In the California wine mecca of Sonoma County, climate change is pitting redwood lovers against red wine lovers. This Friday morning, a coalition of environmental groups are …

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Chainsaw Wine – October, 2013, North Bay Bohemian

Another winery wants to clearcut redwoods to plant vineyards—and this time, the courts might actually allow it by Alastair Bland October 16, 2013 North Bay Bohemian Redwood and manzanita at the fenced east end of the Artesa-Sonoma property in Annapolis. [excerpt:] There is no forest among the trees. That’s what state officials have said regarding a large stand of second-growth …

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Artesa & Preservation Ranch Vineyard Conversion Update

Sea Ranch Forum Saturday, November 3 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Del Mar Center The Sea Ranch Local environmental groups have raised concerns about two major vineyard conversion projects that could significantly impact Gualala River stream flows, water quality and habitat for wildlife, including endangered salmon and steelhead. Chris Poehlmann, right, with fellow environmentalist Peter Baye (Louis Sahagun / Los Angeles …

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Artesa (“Fairfax”) vineyard conversion

The Proposed Artesa Vineyard

Artesa-Sonoma Vineyard Conversion Sonoma County, California Destruction of Coastal Redwood Forest and Pomo Heritage Redwoods for Red Wine Eight minute video produced for the America Tonight news broadcast on Al Jazeera America. Court Rejects Plan to Clearcut Redwoods for Vineyard Sonoma County Superior Court rules that the environmental impact report for Artesa’s forest-to-vineyard conversion project violates the requirements of the …

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Vineyards: Letters

Friends of the Gualala River protects the Gualala River watershed in Northern California and the species living within it.

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