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The Redwood Chapter contends with climate change, works for sustainable communities, and defends land, water and wildlife from the Bay Area to the Oregon border, while creating opportunities for the exploration and enjoyment of nature. MAP


Berryessa-Snow Mountain National Monument

Ask President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to permanently protect the amazing Berryessa Snow Mountain region by designating it a National Monument.

Permanent protection of the Berryessa-Snow Mountain region has been a top Redwood Chapter priority for a number of years.

Read more. Tired hikers (left) in the extreme south of the proposed National Monument get a glympse of Lake Berryessa. Photo courtesy of Tuleyome

Gray Wolf pups peek out from under a log

Great News for the Gray Wolf

At their meeting in Fortuna on June 4 the California Fish and Game Commission voted to protect the grey wolf under the California Endangered Species Act. Very unusually, this action was taken despite contrary recommendations by Commission staff.

Wolves were once common throughout California, but until several years ago had not been found here for many years. Then in the fall of 2011 a young radio-collared male officially known as OR-7 (and nicknamed “Journey” by his many admirers) was tracked moving diagonally across the state of Oregon and into northeastern California.

Read more in Needles. Two of Journey’s pups (right) peek out from under a log. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Wilderness 50

Celebrating Wilderness and Community in Vallejo!
From September 3 to September 6, the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will host Visions of the Wild, a festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with art exhibits, speakers, film screenings, music, and field trips. All events are free and open to the public. Read more in Needles.

Oppose the Rohnert Park Wal-Mart Supercenter

The Rohnert Park City Council approved the proposed expansion in 2010 but a Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the Sierra Club and Sonoma County Conservation Action in a suit claiming the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was flawed. Wal-Mart has now submitted a revised EIR that the planning commission will soon review. Read more in Needles.

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Changes Ahead for Redwood Needles Delivery
Starting with the October issue, all members who have provided their email addresses will begin to receive the Redwood Needles electronically rather than on paper. This shift offers several advantages: we can include live links to web-based information and email addresses, graphics can be offered in full color, and we’ll save a few trees and a little gas. It will also provide a significant financial benefit to the Chapter, allowing us to use more of our limited funds for the direct protection of the environment. If you really would rather continue to receive a paper copy of the newsletter through the mail, or have any comment, please contact:

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