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Stop Wineries from Destroying Redwoods

Friends of the Gualala River and supporters protested and presented the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors with an 18 foot long copy of the 90,000-signature petition opposing the giant redwood forest destroying vineyard conversion projects,Preservation Ranch and Artesa Winery / Annapolis, at the supervisors’ public meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. click to enlarge An 8 foot high walking “Chainsaw Wine” bottle …

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Preservation Ranch

Preservation Ranch saved in record deal A giant redwood forest in Sonoma County that was on the verge of being divvied up and plowed over into a patchwork of vineyards has been preserved by a public-private partnership that engineered what is being touted as the largest land conservation deal in California history. June, 2013, SF Chronicle Sonoma County redwood forest …

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Into the Woods

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

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Coalition asks CalPERS to withdraw Preservation Ranch proposal

Joseph Dear Chief Investment Officer, CalPERS George Diehr, Ph.D. Chair, CalPERS Investment Committee Vice President, CalPERS Board of Administration Janine Guillot Chief Operating Investment Officer, CalPERS CalPERS Board CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza North 400 Q Street Sacramento, CA 95811 SUBJECT: Preservation Ranch (former Premier Pacific Vineyards real estate investment portfolio): Reconsideration of investment prospects and alternatives To the Board of …

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2011 fundraising letter

December, 2011 Dear Friends, FoGR (Friends of the Gualala River) hit the media jackpot in 2011 by landing coverage of our local environmental issues in The LA Times, The New York Times, 250 outlets of The Associated Press, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Press Democrat, and the list goes on! Go to our website,, to read how …

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Conservation easement will protect 14,000 acres of Gualala River Forest


The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved the proposed $19M conservation easement for the Gualala River Forest at its meeting on September 13, 2011 in Sacramento. The easement will be held by The Conservation Fund, which already holds similar easements protecting large parcels in the nearby Garcia River, Big River & Salmon Creek watersheds and the Usal Redwood Forest. click to …

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