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imageLawsuit Aims to Protect Pacific Sea Turtles From Fishing Gear
by Center for Biological Diversity
Fishery’s Expansion Threatens Endangered Leatherback Habitat Off California...
Posted: Fri, Dec 29, 2023 9:28am PST
imageState Water Board Reverses Emergency Order As Feds Cancel Salmon Season Openers
by Dan Bacher
Fish advocates note that because of the poor management of Sacramento and Klamath rivers by the state and federal governments during the recent drought, fall-run Chinook, spring-run Chinook and Sacramento River winter-run Chinook populations have collapsed, prompting the closure of ocean and river salmon fisheries this year....
Posted: Tue, Mar 14, 2023 9:41am PDT
imageLawsuit Aims to Protect West Coast Fisher
by Center for Biological Diversity
Rare Forest Carnivore Threatened by Logging, Climate Change, Poison...
Posted: Thu, Sep 15, 2022 4:23pm PDT
textReport: 2,000 acres in Klamath National Forest are on the chopping block by Environment California
New report identifies ‘climate forests’ at risk...
Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 10:36am PDT
imageMetropolitan Water District Board Votes to Fund Sites Reservoir
by Dan Bacher
In response to the vote, Caty Wagner, Sierra Club California SoCal Water Organizer, stated, “We are disappointed that MWD decided to fund the next phase of Sites. This irresponsible decision directly harms Californians and increases Southern California’s dependence on the already-strained Bay-Delta."...
Posted: Tue, Apr 12, 2022 7:30pm PDT
imageCoastal California Sunflower Is Latest Endangered Species Act Success
by Center for Biological Diversity
EUREKA, Calif., March 30, 2022 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today changed the Endangered Species Act status of beach layia, a small sunflower that grows only in California’s coastal dunes, reclassifying it from endangered to threatened. The change is due to reduced impacts from offroad vehicles, grazing, and development throughout much of the species’ range....
Posted: Thu, Mar 31, 2022 1:45pm PDT
imageChallenging Colonialism s01e03 Full Episode (+p.iv)
by Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom
s01e03 Weapons of Mass Destruction Full Episode: Removing Dams and Restoring Salmon Duration 1:47:56 Challenging Colonialism amplifies Indigenous perspectives on issues of concern to native Californian communities....
Posted: Mon, Mar 7, 2022 9:28am PST
imageChallenging Colonialism Ep. 3 p.III
by Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom
In part 3 of a four-part episode, we continue to examine the negative environmental and cultural impact of dams, and the Indigenous-led movement to remove them. These dams, deemed as Weapons of Mass Destruction by Chief Caleen Sisk, have devastated Salmon populations and the communities whose histories have been in relationship with Salmon since time immemorial. Part III gives context to the larger water system--and its boosters, defenders, and profiteers....
Posted: Mon, Feb 21, 2022 8:50am PST
audioChallenging Colonialism s01e03: Weapons of Mass Destruction (p.I) (audio/mpeg 67.5MB) by Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom
Part I: Dams and Colonization In part one of a four part episode, we examine the negative environmental and cultural impact of dams, and the Indigenous-led movement to remove them. These dams, deemed Weapons of Mass Destruction by Chief Caleen Sisk, have devastated Salmon populations and the communities whose histories have been in relationship with Salmon since time immemorial. Part I explores the Indigenous-led movement to restore Salmon in California rivers through dam removal....
Posted: Fri, Feb 4, 2022 10:04pm PST
textCalifornia Delays Some Dungeness Crab Fishing to Protect Whales by Center for Biological Diversity
Announcement Comes After Humpback Entanglement in Crab Gear...
Posted: Tue, Nov 2, 2021 11:02am PDT
imageBiden Administration Approves More Commercial Ranching at Pt. Reyes National Seashore
by Opponents Appalled
Despite strong public opposition from park advocates, on September 14 the Biden administration approved a controversial National Park Service plan for continued commercial ranching at California’s Point Reyes National Seashore. Top Photo: Teresa Harlan, left, Advocate for Indigenous Access to Homelands on Public Lands...
Posted: Sun, Sep 19, 2021 3:32am PDT
imageSonoma County Protests Texas' Anti-Abortion Law
by Bans Off Our Bodies
Simply of Service members attended a quick response protest in Santa Rosa, California on September 4. They provided these photos. Simply of Service fights for justice and helps serve the people's needs in Monterey County. instagram @simplyofservice....
Posted: Sat, Sep 11, 2021 3:19am PDT
imageUC Davis Study Finds Dams Are Ineffective for Cold-Water Conservation for Salmon and Trout
by Dan Bacher
Ann Willis, the study’s lead author, says the solution to creating cold water habitat to stop the extinction of salmon and trout populations is to remove dams and restructure water management in California....
Posted: Sat, Aug 28, 2021 10:43am PDT
imageLawsuit Seeks Protection for Northern California’s Clear Lake Hitch
by Center for Biological Diversity
Trump Administration Denied Federal Protection to Imperiled Fish in 2020...
Posted: Tue, Aug 17, 2021 11:07am PDT
imageMajor Spike in Dead Juvenile Salmon on Klamath River Reported by Yurok Fisheries Department
by Dan Bacher
The Tribe said the disease is expected to eliminate an entire year class of fish, which will reduce the Klamath River’s already imperiled salmon runs for many years to come....
Posted: Sun, Jun 13, 2021 1:38pm PDT
imageAs massive Klamath fish kill continues, Karuk Tribe declares state of climate emergency
by Dan Bacher
“Our monitoring traps are full of dead juvenile salmon,” said Toz Soto, Fisheries Program Manager for the Karuk Tribe. “The few fish still alive are infected with disease. It’s a catastrophic blow to the fishery and Karuk culture.”...
Posted: Sun, Jun 13, 2021 1:34pm PDT
imageCatastrophic juvenile fish kill unfolds on Klamath River
by Dan Bacher
“Right now, the Klamath River is full of dead and dying fish on the Yurok Reservation,” said Frankie Myers, the Yurok Tribe’s Vice Chairman. “This disease will kill most of the baby salmon in the Klamath, which will impact fish runs for many years to come. For salmon people, a juvenile fish kill is an absolute worst-case scenario.”...
Posted: Sat, May 15, 2021 6:28pm PDT
imageCalifornia Tribal Members and Fishermen Call on Newsom to Provide Water for Salmon
by Save California Salmon
State of the Salmon address planned for April 28th, Day of Action May 4th Sacramento, California - California Tribes, fishermen, and environmental groups are calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to direct state agencies to take action to stop fish kills of California salmon runs that are nearing extinction and to protect water quality. Salmon and good water quality are key to the health of California’s Native people, economy and drinking water supplies. Without immediate action to scale down a...
Posted: Tue, Apr 27, 2021 1:25pm PDT
imageTraditional Ecological Knowledge, Science and Management Webinar Series to Focus on Tribally Led Environmental Management
by Save California Salmon
Save California Salmon and Humboldt State University’s Native American Studies Department announced they will be starting a new educational webinar series called Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Science and Management on Friday the 9th at 10:30am. The series will touch on subjects such as traditional fire and fisheries management along with Native American led oceans and estuary restoration and advocacy. “It is important to understand TEK not only through the lens of resource m...
Posted: Wed, Apr 7, 2021 11:53am PDT
imageKaruk Tribe Declares State of Emergency due to Deadly Slater Fire
by Dan Bacher
The Karuk Tribe today declared a state of emergency in the wake of the deadly Slater Fire that has burned many homes of Karuk Tribe members in the Klamath River community of Happy Camp....
Posted: Fri, Sep 18, 2020 1:34pm PDT
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