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Feinstein’s Water Grab Would Threaten Salmon Population

Friday, February 19th, 2010

chinook tinyOver the last week, EPIC has been working with fishing and conservation groups across Northern California and the Pacific Northwest to build resistance to California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposal to suspend Endangered Species Act protections for endangered salmon and other wildlife in California’s Sacramento Delta. Senator Feinstein’s proposal would send more water from Northern California’s Trinity and Sacramento Rivers to the Westlands Water District, despite the harm to crashing salmon populations and the people and ecosystems that depend on healthy fisheries.

Del Norte County Encourages Illegal Off-Roading in State Park

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Cropcircle2It looks like the County of Del Norte likes to disregard the law and play by its own rules. A series of signs designating county roads as combined use—allowing both cars and off highway vehicles (OHVs)—have been placed within the Pacific Shores subdivision providing easy access to adjacent Tolowa Dunes State Park and the Lake Earl Wildlife Area north of Crescent City, California. The only problem is, the county needs a permit from the California Coastal Commission before any development or road designations can be made.

Redwood Run Biker Party Joins Save Richardson Grove Movement

Monday, January 25th, 2010

redwoodrunYou know something big is brewing when environmentalists and bikers are on the same wavelength. Redwood Run, which describes itself as the “Ultimate Old School Biker Party,” is an annual Harley-Davidson motorcycle run that ends in a big shindig at Riverview Ranch in Piercy every June. Well, it seems that bikers love Richardson Grove just as much as they love to ride and party. The Redwood Run website proclaims its opposition to Caltrans’s plans to widen Richardson Grove to accomodate large commercial trucks.

Marbled Murrelet Remains Threatened Under the ESA

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

bioMURRELETThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday, January 20, that the marbled murrelet will remain a threatened species and continue to receive protection under the Endangered Species Act. The announcement came in response to a petition filed by the American Forest Resource Council, a timber industry lobbying group. The announcement is welcomed news for the Environmental Protection Information Center, which has worked for years to protect the dwindling population of the small seabirds.