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New Water Permit for Dairies / North Group Sponsors Campers

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Water Board Adopts New Permit for Dairies At its August meeting in Santa Rosa, the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted a new clean water permit for dairies. The Waste Discharge Requirements permit...
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North Coast Water Board Comes to Eureka

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Residents speak up for Elk River & National Forest Water Quality Two salient items were on the agenda of the June 19 and 20 North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NC Water Board): proposed...
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Science Projects Receive Awards; Spring Chinook Endangered

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For the 13th year, North Group sponsored an award for the best project relating to environmental issues at the annual Humboldt County Science Fair in mid-March. (The projects were so competitive in 2019 that...
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Sierra Club: State Water Board Rebuke

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North Coast Water Board’s permits to control agricultural and forestry pollution are inadequate In recent years, I have personally filed numerous requests with the North Coast Water Quality Control Board asking them to control agricultural pollution...
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Sierra Club: Logging in Winter: Can Water Quality be Protected?

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Logging in Winter: Can Water Quality be Protected?  When I first began paying attention to logging in Northern California back in the late 1970s, operations (often called “shows” by the loggers) were completely shut down...
Green Diamond Resources (formerly Simpson Timber) is converting the North Coast forests it controls (this one is in Redwood Creek) into tree plantations. That increases the fire risk to nearby towns, including Hoopa, Weitchpec, Klamath and Trinidad. Photo: Felice Pace.

Sierra Club: Capitalizing on Disaster

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Capitalizing on Disaster: Why Recent State Legislation and Subsidies for Biomass Electric Generation are Very Bad Ideas  In the wake of wildfires that caused terrible devastation when they entered Northern California towns, politicians are ignoring the...
A typical Klamath Mountains forest burn mosaic. Notice that, except for some headwall swales, riparian areas typically burn at low intensity. Photo: Luke Ruediger.

Wildfire Shenanigans; North Group Underwrites Three Campers; Events

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Timber interests are once again attempting to use fear of wildfire as a means to increase logging and the Trump Administration, with Ryan Zinke in the lead, is pushing the timber industry’s agenda. Zinke...
Anneli and Mathilde Macdonald, 8th graders at Jacoby Creek School, stand in front of their first-place project about nitrogen isotopes in tree rings. Photo: courtesy of Sierra Club.

Science Projects Receive Awards; Events

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For the 12th year, North Group sponsored an award for the best project relating to environmental issues at the annual Humboldt County Science Fair held in mid March. (The projects were so competitive in...
Poorly managed grazing has resulted in bank and wetland trampling, water quality degradation and the removal of willow shade at Alex Hole, the headwaters of Elliot Creek below the Siskiyou Crest on the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest. Photo: Felice Pace.

Grazing Monitoring on the Six Rivers National Forest

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This spring, the North Group will join the Project to Reform Public Land Grazing in Northern California (www.grazingreform.org) to begin monitoring how grazing is managed on national forest land in the upper Mad River...