Eel River Salmon Win Before FERC

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There’s a proposal to remove the fish-blocking Scott Dam on the Eel River but looming problems still remain. Cape Horn Dam, just downstream of Scott Dam, technically allows for fish passage through its fish...

Creature Feature: Red Tailed Hawks

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Creature Feature: Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo Jamaicensis) The Red-tailed Hawk is one of the most common hawks in North America. They are also one of the largest birds on the continent, with a large adult...

Solutions Summit

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by Michael D. Pulliam REWILDING CANADIAN FARMS Topsy Farms on Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada, has rededicated an acre of their sheep pasture to the wild plants and animals that used to live there. "Rewilding" is a growing...

Get on Board for the Climate: When Ammonia Smells Like Flowers

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by Martha Walden    One of the biggest climate-changing threats facing civilization flies under the radar for most people: refrigerants. Emissions from these man-made chemicals are so much more potent than carbon or methane that it...

Potter Valley Project: The Saga of Dam Removal

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By Caroline Griffith As anyone who has followed the decades-long efforts to take down Klamath Dams knows, dam removal is a complex process. Oftentimes far more complex than the process of erecting those dams in...

Eye On Washington: October 2021

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Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative Analyst Biden Nominates Indigenous Tribal Member to Lead the National Park Service The last administration found it increasingly difficult and embarrassing to get Senate confirmation of nominees who sometimes had obvious conflicts...

Community Creations: The Monster Project

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The Monster Project has been supporting collaborations between artists for over 6 years. The outcome of these collaborations have been the creation of large-scale canvas paintings, costume designs, songs, poetry, paintings on panels, ceramic...

Help a Legendary Photographer Complete His Dream

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by Ally Gran and Ted Humphrey Dave Van de Mark is a living legend at Redwood National & State Parks. He arrived in Northern California in 1963 as acres and acres of old-growth redwood forest,...

The NEC’s Collaborative Conservation Legacy

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By Chad Roberts, NEC Life Member   Conservation was a central focus of the countercultural upwelling in the North Coast in the late 1960s, more so than the civil rights movement or even the Viet Nam...

Another Caltrans Travesty

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by Elaine Weinreb    Westhaven has always been a quiet rural place with no downtown, no stores - at least in recent years - and no city government of any sort.  It is tree-lined with mature...

The Link Between Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Your Cheeseburger

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By Margaret Castro Climate change tends to evoke images of smokestacks, traffic jams, dry lake beds, melting polar ice caps, and numerous woebegone thoughts. These powerful images strike a chord with the general public; however,...
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Honored Zero Heroes Personify Zero Waste Values

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[email protected]         www.facebook.com/ZeroWasteHumboldt   Zero Waste Humboldt announced the 2021 Zero Heroes and hosted a virtual event to honor six businesses and one individual for their success in reducing waste and being inspiring models....
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CNPS Happenings — Oct. 2021

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Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes everyone.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Program   October 13, Wednesday. 7:30 p.m.  "Marvelous Mycoheterotrophs: The Beauty and Science of Floral-Fungal Freeloaders."  If you've ever been fascinated by a waxy, alien looking plant, you may...
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Celebrating Another Successful Bay Tour Season 

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By Jasmin Segura, Humboldt Baykeeper Bay Tours Coordinator As Bay Tours Coordinator, I have the privilege, through a grant from the California Coastal Conservancy, to play host to many members of our fine community by...

Forest Defense: A North Coast Tradition

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by Ellen E. Taylor Twenty-five years ago, Darryl Cherney remarked that he expected tree-sitting to become a national pastime. From his high perch in a fragment of the decimated coastal forests of the California northcoast,...
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Klamath Salmon in Peril:  State Water Board Poised to Curtail Irrigation in the...

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  By Felice Pace The Shasta and Scott Watersheds once produced the largest  number of salmon in the entire Klamath River Basin. The Shasta was particularly fine for Spring Chinook Salmon and the small streams and beaver...
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CAL FIRE Shirks Responsibilities by Delaying Surveys

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By Matt Simmons, EPIC Legal Fellow EPIC has noticed a disturbing trend in California’s private timber regulatory scheme. CAL FIRE has been approving timber harvest plans (THPs) prior to conducting necessary biological surveys for endangered,...

The End of the Line: A Spur Track to Nowhere

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By Caroline Griffith Here we go again. A Sept. 2 article in Lost Coast Outpost left many north coast residents wondering if they had been magically transported back to yesteryear: a shadowy LLC based in...

Letter to EcoNews: Police Reform and the Environment

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Police Reform and the Environment I recently read an interesting opinion piece in EcoNews from Matt Simmons, (Redwood Coalition for Climate and Environmental Responsibility), titled “The Link Between the Environment and Police Reform”.  It was...

Letter to EcoNews: Difficult Decisions

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Greetings Editor, As someone working in the grocery industry for over 25 years, ranging from working at tiny independent natural food stores and cooperatives to representing unionized grocery workers in both natural food cooperatives and...

OpEd: Distributed Solar Deserves a Closer Look

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by Ken Miller   Amidst the largely uncritical celebration of offshore wind (EcoNews, 9/21), Widespread Distributed Solar Photovoltaics (WDS) deserves an accurate representation.  WDS produces electricity from solar panels installed on the built environment where impacts have...

News From the Center

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by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully The staff here at the NEC couldn’t be happier about the way Coastal Cleanup Month went! With transitioning from a one-day mega event, to a month-long series of cleanups,...

Coastal Cleanup Month Week 1 Prize Basket

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Welcome to Coastal Cleanup Month! Our first cleanup is this Saturday at 11am at the Eureka Public Marina! Sign up at www.yournec.org/coastalcleanupmonth. All volunteers are entered to win a weekly prize basket!

Work Study: Office & Event Support

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Work Schedule: Flexible, must be available during some weekday hours for regularly scheduled meetings, and completing office-related tasks. Hours per Month: 20 hours per month Wage/Salary: $13.00 Wage/Salary Type: Hourly Employment Start Date: Negotiable Employment End Date: Last day of Work Study (December 22, 2021) POSITION...

Poem: Invitation to Interstellar Circus Lovers

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Invitation to Interstellar Circus Lovers by Ellen E. Taylor   The purple swamphen  charts the flow Of Taurus mountain’s melted snow Deaf to din of Shock and Awe Atop her roost of reeds and straw. Reflecting fireball and star  Euphrates flows through...