Environmental Assessment (EA) documents

Environmental Assessment (EA) documents are being prepared as per requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Notice is hereby provided that the BIA on behalf of Indian beneficial owners of forested Indian Public Domain Allotments in northern and central California, Colusa Rancheria, and the Toyon Parcel, is […]

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Position Letter on Bay Delta Conservation Plan DEIR/DEIS

Subject: Bay Delta Conservation Plan DEIR/DEIS Dear Mr. Wulff: This letter provides comments in regards to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan DEIR/DEIS. Unfortunately due to the voluminous nature of this DEIR/DEIS we were unable to review the plan in its entirety; frankly, a public document of this length is prohibitive of public review and engagement, and […]

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Video simulation captures scale of Delta tunnel project

By Matt Weiser mweiser@sacbee.com Published: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 – 4:16 pm The water diversion tunnels that Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to build in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are so large that many policymakers and citizens have had difficulty grasping the project. The Delta Protection Commission set out to change that. Read more here: http://goo.gl/Tf9w4n  

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The Fate of California – Movie Trailer – Over Troubled Waters

http://overtroubledwaters.org “In California and in national media, the Delta has been brought to you by a politically powerful and well-financed PR machine. The people behind this machine don’t care about the long-term health of California’s water resources or the people who rely on them.”  

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Calling the water shots

News from Restore the Delta: 5/19/14 by STINA VA on MAY 19, 2014 Behind the scenes planning by the water contractors who want the twin tunnels is bearing fruit with the formation of two new Offices in the Department of Water Resources (DWR). One of them, a new Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Office in the Executive Division […]

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Public Notice

Public Notice As per requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), notice is hereby provided that the Central California Agency, Branch of Forestry on behalf of the Jackson Rancheria is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) document analyzing the environmental impacts of its proposed Forest Management Plan (FMP). The FMP will direct future management and […]

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2nd Northern California Tribal Water Gathering

2nd Northern California Tribal Water Gathering Location: Blue Lake Casino Hotel, 777 Casino Way, Blue Lake, CA May 13th, 2014  ● 10AM -3PM Meeting in the 2nd floor meeting room inside the hotel Hosted by: BLUE LAKE RANCHERIA, Blue Lake, CA Sponsored By: Sherwood Valley Rancheria and Pit River Tribe Who should attend: California Tribal Councilmembers, Tribal Environmental and cultural preservation staff, […]

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Bee Special Report: Continuing to pump, San Joaquin Valley irrigation districts selling surplus

Irrigation districts provide water that’s key to agricultural prosperity in the Northern San Joaquin Valley, but some of those districts also have been cashing in on the region’s water resources. They’ve sold nearly $140 million worth of water to out-of-district agencies during the past decade. At the same time, they’ve pumped nearly 1.5 million acre-feet of groundwater […]

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Drought hits harder in already parched Indian Country

by Kevin Taylor March 19, 2014 5:00AM ET Concerns rise over failing fish populations, meaningless water rights and pushback from other governments Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series examining how drought affects Native Americans and their communities. Drought maps this winter have shaded swaths of the American West in oranges and reds to signify […]

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WATER POLICY WATCH: HR3964

Rules Committee hearing on water law proposed amendments, to HR3964. Congressman John Garamendi says that this proposed amendment will upheave the entire economy of our state.   Congressman Garamendi Offers California Water Amendment to Address Drought & Establish a Responsible Water Plan WASHINGTON, DC – With the House of Representatives set to vote tomorrow on […]

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