national forests

Executive Director’s Report, Oct 2019
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director This month, CalWild planned to hold a board meeting in the Los Angeles region. We do our best to represent the entire state, so we…

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Executive Director’s Report, Sept 2019
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director This month, final public comments for the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests’ management plans are due. Accordingly, we are asking local residents and others who…

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Executive Director’s Report, August 2019
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By Chris Morrill, Executive Director The summer is a great time for getting out and escaping the demands of public life. For many of us, spending time in the solitude…

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Update on Mixed Sierra and Sequoia Plans
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Revised Forest Plans To Determine The Future Of Sequoia And Sierra National Forests The U.S. Forest Service has released for public comment the draft supplemental management plans for the Sequoia…

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VIDEO: Central Coast, NW, and San Gabriel bills all show movement in DC today
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It definitely makes our job easier when all of our bills move in concert with one another, and normally we’re not so lucky as we have been in 2019. Following…

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New Wilderness in Mendocino!
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Great news: Wilderness was just expanded in Mendocino County! Under the Wilderness Act the government is allowed to accept donations of property adjacent to designated wilderness and the donated land…

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Hydro Whack-A-Mole
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by Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Director Premier Energy has once again revised its Owens Valley Pumped Storage (OVPS) Project #1, possibly in response to public concerns about the previous project’s…

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“Renewable” Hydro Boom Threatens California’s Wild Places
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By Steve Evans UPDATE 5/29/19: Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected Premium Energy’s preliminary study permit application for the Owens Valley Pumped Storage project because it was “patently…

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Stop Proposed Snowmobile Use In Potential Carson-Iceberg and Emigrant Wilderness Additions
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The Forest Service has released its draft plan for the management of over-snow vehicles (OSVs) on the Stanislaus National Forest, and it’s not good for wild places. The agency’s preferred…

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A state safety net for federal wild and scenic rivers
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by Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Director AB 2975, the bill proposing a state safety net for federal wild and scenic rivers in California, passed the California Senate on August 9,…

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