The Latest from FoGR

“Climbing Redwood Giants” on the National Geographic Channel

National Geographic EXPLORER Tuesday, September 29 at 10:00 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel “Climbing Redwood Giants” tells the story of the world’s tallest living trees. Humboldt State University’s Steve Sillett, the first researcher to explore the redwood canopy, is obsessed with monster redwoods. To say Sillett likes redwoods is like saying Edmund Hillary was keen on mountains or Jacques …

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Gualala River: Unauthorized diversion by the North Gualala Water Company

Settlement Agreement between State Water Resources Control Board and North Gualala Water Company Water Company will pay a fine of $11,600, avoid making new service connections until it has submitted a revised water supply contingency plan and a revised streamflow measurement plan, and petition for change in the existing bypass term or apply for additional water appropriation. The North Gualala …

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Rivers of a Lost Coast

A Documentary narrated by Tom Skerritt Rivers of a Lost Coast extended trailer Rivers of a Lost Coast is a new documentary that looks at our relationship to nature through the eyes of the most fabled angling community in American history. This surprisingly touching film was recently labeled a must see by the San Francisco Chronicle and Seattle Times. Monday, …

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2009 fundraising letter

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I’m writing to ask you to join our effort to protect the Gualala River and its wildlife by making a generous donation to Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR). Unfortunately, right now our watershed is facing imminent threats from several large-scale developments (details below). FoGR has assembled a scientific and legal team that is ready to …

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Gravel Mining in the Gualala River

Update, June, 2009: Sonoma County has issued a Notice of Determination for gravel extraction from 12 gravel bars in the South Fork and Wheatfield Fork of the Gualala River, installation of summer crossings to access the mining sites, processing gravel at a plant adjacent to the river, and maintenance of a diversion sump and the diversion of water from the …

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