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.
On Sunday July 12 North Group excom member Ned Forsyth led a moderate six mile hike into the Mt. Lassic Wilderness and Botanical Area in Six Rivers National Forest, a natural wonderland characterized by sweeping views, vernal pools, stark serpentine and peridotite barrens, and vegetation with character. To make things particularly exciting, an additional 1300 acres of wilderness has been proposed in this area as part of the Mountains and Rivers campaign– visit mountainsandrivers.org to learn more.
Redwood Chapter is excited to announce the recent publication of Bill Kortum: a Fifty Year History of Environmental Activism in Sonoma County. Written by the late John Crevelli, a retired SRJC history teacher, long-time Sierra Club member, and the co-founder with Kortum of COAAST (Californians Organized to Acquire Access to State Tidelands), the book documents most of the important victories (and some defeats) in environmental protection in Sonoma County over the past 50 years. It's a must-read both for those who lived through these events, and for those who did not.