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Yet another attack on the revered Antiquities Act and America's public lands has reared its head in the House.READ MORE...

  • S.B. 2354 — the Antiquities Act of 2018 — sends a powerful message that our public lands belong to all Americans. Only Congress has the authority to modify national monument designations.

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  • A bill that would destroy forest and wildlife protections has now moved to the U.S. Senate. H.R. 2936, the deceptively named "Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017," on Nov. 1 passed the House of Representatives on a vote of 232-188.

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  • Volunteers are needed to help fight for passage of Napa County's bold new initiative to protect its threatened water supply and the disappearing oak woodlands that keep that water clear, clean and abundant.

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The Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodlands Protection Initiative of 2018 has qualified and is now headed for the June 5 ballot.

Napa County is largely made up of the narrow valley that drains the Napa River to San Pablo Bay. The valley floor has long since been maxed out with vineyards, wineries, resorts, and other developments. Now unchecked growth is tearing up the steep, erosible hillsides and the oak woodlands that hold their soils. Read more...

Listen to Forests Forever Executive Director, Paul Hughes, on KPFA Terra Verde

Forests Forever Executive Director Paul Hughes on Terra Verde on Jan. 6, 2017— A weekly public affairs show that delivers news and views about the most critical environmental issues across California and globally.

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Listen to Forests Forever Advocate Richard Ginger on KMUD

KMUD Monday Morning Magazine with Forests Forever Advocate Richard Gienger broadcast June 29, 2015.

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  • Forests central to cap-and-trade— California’s landmark law to limit greenhouse-gas emissions, A.B. 32, is now being implemented as the state's Air Resources Board (ARB) puts in place rules and procedures (“protocols”) to meet the law's objectives.

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  • Writer Peter Berg and ecologist Raymond Dasmann, both affiliated with the San Francisco environmental organization Planet Drum Foundation, popularized the term "bioregion" in the 1970s.

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  • President George H. W. Bush said of the sequoias now in Giant Sequoia National Monument, "We should treat them like a great cathedral." President Bill Clinton established Giant Sequoia National Monument by presidential proclamation in 2000

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Our mission: To protect and enhance the forests and wildlife habitat of California through educational, legislative, and electoral activities.

Forests Forever:
Their Ecology, Restoration, and Protection
John J. Berger

from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places