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Patrick Higgins

Patrick Higgins Consulting Fisheries Biologist 791 Eighth Street, Suite N Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-9428 phiggins@humboldt1.com                                                                                                                         July17, 2004   Allen Robertson, Deputy Chief California Department ofForestry and Fire Protection P.O. Box 944246 Sacramento, CA 94244-2460   Re: Negative Declaration for Timber Harvest Plan (THP 1-04-059)/ Martin Timberland Conversion Permit (TCP 04-531)   Dear Mr. Robertson,   I am writing …

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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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We all live Downstream

We all live downstreamWhen it comes to water, we all live downstream. That’s why the vineyard development that is eliminating the redwood forests of Annapolis is so important to the lower reaches of the Gualala River and its estuary. Gualala River estuary, full to the brim after the rains begin copyright Friends of the Gualala River, October, 2004The Gualala River …

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Chainsaw wine

Guerneville, CA – Coastal forest activists from Sonoma County unveiled their own vintage product in front of the “Pinot on the River” gathering in Guerneville on Saturday, October 30, 2004. They called attention to the continued pressure for conversion of coastal redwood forests to vineyards by some “bad actors” in the wine industry. An eight-foot high wine bottle bearing the …

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Forest panel hears Haupt Creek appeal

This article was published in the Independent Coast Observer on January 9, 2004. By Julie VerranCourtesy Independent Coast Observer, Gualala, CA   The Board of Forestry, meeting in Sacramento on Tuesday, upheld the Department of Forestry’s denial of a timber harvest plan on Haupt Creek, inland from Stewarts Point. The board heard three hours of testimony from Registered Professional Forester …

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