4x4Voice - Covering recreation and environmental issues
The Spotted Owl of decades past pretty much shut down logging and closed thousands of miles of trails and roads in the Pacific Northwest. Now, the sage grouse is trying to do that to 47 million acres across 11 western states. Some like Carolyn Dufurrena reporting for Range Magazine (Spring 2014 issue) say it’s not about habitat or the birds themselves or wildfire or invasive species or anything like that. She reports that it’s about money and politics, as well as control of the land, public and private. Whatever your take is on this bird, it cannot be ignored and we have to do something about it or we will lose access to the unnecessary listing and protection of this critter.
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The Forest Service is hosting public workshops to offer information about the forest plan revision process, explain the key themes of each forest plan to be revised, explore the unique roles and contributions of each national forest, and gather public feedback on the preliminary Need to Change. The public is welcome at any of the upcoming workshops:
California State Parks will conduct two public workshops, December 28, 2013 and January 12, 2014, as part of the comprehensive public involvement program for the Ocotillo Wells SVRA General Plan and EIR. The format of both workshops will be identical.
These are Open House events – drop by anytime, and stay as long as you’d like!
California State Parks will host an open house to review the Carnegie SVRA General Plan draft preferred concepts.
Carnegie SVRA General Plan draft preferred concept at two public meetings at the following times and locations:
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Amador Valley High School
1155 Santa Rita Road
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Saturday, November 16, 2013
18600 Corral Hollow Road
The California Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to a 'User Appreciation Day' on Saturday, Nov 2nd.
The Clay Pit is located behind Oroville Airport on Larkin Road. Larkin runs south from Oro-Dam West between State Highways 70 and 99. Oro-Dam West is also known as State Highway 162.