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Gualala planning council members take a tour of working forests

A version of this article was published in the Independent Coast Observer on September 2, 2005. By Julie Verran Courtesy Independent Coast Observer, Gualala, CA Working timberlands producing redwood and Douglas fir are part of the coastal community here. On Tuesday, members of the Gualala River Watershed Council took members of the Gualala Municipal Advisory Council on a forest tour …

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FoGR sponsors Art in the Redwoods Festival award

Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) sponsored an award at the Art in the Redwoods festival in 2005, for the fourth year in a row.A cash prize of $100 contributed by the Friends of the Gualala River was given to the artist who best captured the ecology of the Sonoma-Mendocino coast, as determined by the festival judges. Congratulations to local …

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Campbell Vineyard Conversion – letter from Dennis Jackson

March 9, 2005 Attn: ForestPractice California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 135 RidgewayAvenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Re: THP 1-00-147 SON Dear Ms. Markham: The Friends of the Gualala River have asked me to commenton THP 1-00-147 SON Campbell. I was the Hydrologist for the Mendocino CountyWater Agency (MCWA) from May 1989 to November 1994. The Mendocino County Boardof …

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FoGR sponsors Art in the Redwoods Festival award

Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) sponsored an award at the Art in the Redwoods festival for the first time this year.The 41st annual Art in the Redwoods festival took place on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. The event featured more than 400 fine art entries and experienced record crowds. The artwork will remain on display at the …

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Hansen/Whistler Vineyard Conversion – letter from Patrick Higgins

Patrick Higgins Consulting Fisheries Biologist 791 Eighth Street, Suite N Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-9428 phiggins@humboldt1.com                                                                                                 December19, 2004 Ms. Leslie Markham, ForestPractice Division Chief California Department ofForestry and Fire Protection 135 Ridgeway Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Re: Response to Comments on Timber Harvest Permit THP 1-04-030 SON, Hansen/Whistler THP and Timberland Conversion Permit (TCP) #530 Dear Ms. Markham, …

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Stop Forestland Destruction

As reported by the Sierra Club Redwood Chapter: Peter Ashcroft Redwood Chapter Conservation Chair Private and corporate interests are targeting coastal redwood forestlands in Northern California for clear cutting to make way for extensive new vineyard projects. Once these redwood forests are destroyed, they will be lost forever. Conservation groups including the Redwood Chapter’s Vineyard Conversion Committee and Friends of …

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The pulp web

Eureka Times-Standard The pulp web By John Driscoll The Times-Standard Monday, November 29, 2004 – The Samoa pulp mill’s key investors and management have been recycled and replaced since it was bought from Louisiana-Pacific Corp. in 2001. Reorganized several times, each time unshouldering massive debt, the companies that have owned the mill have changed names, but many of the faces …

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Vineyard irrigation

Vineyard irrigation Estimates of water required November 2004 Every new vineyard conversion permit application filed in the Annapolis area within the past two years claims that they intend to dry farm their grapes. These new vineyards are planted at the intensive density rate of 1,100 grape plants per acre. According to several applications submitted by new vineyard developers in Annapolis, …

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Vineyard irrigation

Examples of riparian strips being maintained as a condition of approval for timber harvest plans adjacent to the riparian buffer of the Gualala River and its tributaries: THP 1-97-392 (Buckwheat): “Timber harvest plans in the recent past have not had trees removed from the WLPZs [watercourse and lake protection zone – essentially a riparian strip or buffer] where such removal …

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FoGR sponsors Art in the Redwoods Festival award

Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) sponsored an award at the Art in the Redwoods festival in 2004, for the third year in a row.A cash prize of $100 contributed by the Friends of the Gualala River was given to the artist who best captured the ecology of the Sonoma-Mendocino coast, as determined by the festival judges. Congratulations to local …

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