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.
President Obama is committed to taking action to tackle climate change, and is asking us -- all the residents of this great country -- to tell him what natural spaces are dear to us, and what he should do to protect them. Let’s respond by asking him to take action on climate by designating the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a national monument.
In the third event in the Lake County Library’s “Know Lake County” lecture series, Redwood Chapter Chair Victoria Brandon has been invited to talk about the remarkable biodiversity of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region. Stretching more than 100 miles from the Snow Mountain Wilderness in the north to south of Lake Berryessa, BSM contains many distinct soil types and terrain, that in turn support amazingly diverse vegetation ranging from rare serpentine meadow wildflowers to towering red firs.
by Victoria Brandon, Redwood Chapter Chair
At our January meeting Chapter executive committee members were fascinated to receive a presentation on a dramatic new proposal to create 16 new federal Wilderness areas and 15 Wild and Scenic Rivers in the northern part of the Chapter. All of the newly protected areas would be situated in Jared Huffman’s Congressional District 2, with the bulk in Trinity County, others in Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties -- and far to the south, Olema Creek in Marin.