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Take Action focuses on environmental issues and events of local interest in an on-going effort to educate the public and encourage participation in safeguarding the environment.

Chapter Campaigns

The Redwood Chapter is focusing its efforts on such areas of interest this year as:

Climate protection:

The Sierra Club (Loma Prieta, San Francisco Bay and Redwood Chapters) have initiated a campaign to encourage municipalities with excessive permit fees and application processing delays to implement changes that will facilitate the installation of solar power. The Sierra Club has formally contacted dozens of city officials about this and is encouraging them to review solar permit fees.

Wilderness:

The Sierra Club joins the California Wild Heritage Campaign coalition's goal of permanently protecting California's last wild lands and rivers. Volunteers are needed!

Water:

Insufficient flows in Northern California rivers and the lack of enforcement of illegal water diversions by the SWRCB are the Water Committee's main focus.

Forest Protection:

Efforts to save forests like Haupt and Jackson and the reforming of the State Board of Forestry.

Forestland Conversions to Vineyards:

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 Sierra Club and Friends of the Gualala River are working to protect existing forestland for the benefit of future generations. The Sierra Club's Sonoma Group also continues to focus on adoption of forestland protection amendments to Sonoma County's General Plan. These much needed amendments would serve as models for general plan updates in the surrounding counties.


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Pictures of Redwood Chapter members at the Sierra Club Summit, the Sierra Club's National Convention & Expo, September 8-11, 2005, The Moscone Center, San Francisco

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