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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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