President Obama designates Berryessa Snow Mountain region a national monument

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July 11, 2015, www.lakeconews.com | “On Friday President Barack Obama signed a proclamation giving the Berryessa Snow Mountain region national monument status, a designation that proponents say will aid the region’s economy through tourism and recreation opportunities.  The new national monument region covers approximately 330,780 acres managed by federal agencies across seven counties – Lake, Colusa, Glenn, Mendocino, Napa, Yolo and Solano – and extends from Berryessa Peak to the eastern boundary of the Yuki Wilderness in Mendocino County. It does not include Lake Berryessa itself.”

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3 New National Monuments Are Established by Obama

July 10, 2015, www.nytimes.com | “President Obama announced on Friday that he was designating new national monuments covering more than a million acres in California, Texas and Nevada, his latest use of executive power to preserve public land. Mr. Obama designated Berryessa Snow Mountain in California; a paleontological site in Texas known as Waco Mammoth; and the Basin and Range in Nevada, which includes rock art dating back 4,000 years, the White House said in a statement.”

New national monuments —
Republicans have criticized the president for using the law that allows the designation of such sites more than any of his predecessors.
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School goes green with solar panels and new programme

Forward thinking: Bure Park Primary School’s eco team, who have been working with Low Carbon Hub on the solar panel installation

June 11, 2015, www.oxfordmail.co.uk | “Hunderds of solar panels have been installed at a Bicester school in the biggest scheme of its kind at a primary in Oxfordshire.  Bure Park Primary School had 240 solar panels put in over the May half-term, enough to generate 53,200kWh a year and power more than 15 homes.  Pupils on the school’s eco team worked with social enterprise Low Carbon Hub to set up the scheme, which officially launched on Wednesday, June 3.”

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School goes green with solar panels and new programme
HUNDREDS of solar panels have been installed at a Bicester school in the biggest scheme of its kind at a primary in Oxfordshire.
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This amazing village in India plants 111 trees every time a girl is born

May 21, 2015, www.globalcitizen.org | “In a country that historically favors the birth of a son, Piplantri village in India has created a new tradition that not only celebrates the birth of a daughter, but also benefits the community and the planet. You see, every time a girl is born they plant 111 trees. That’s right, 111 trees!”

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A tradition that celebrates girls and benefits the community and planet.
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Hawaii Will Soon Get All Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

Hawaii has the highest solar penetration in the nation, with one out of every eight homes having 'gone solar.' May 7, 2015, thinkprogress.org | “Hawaii is on its way to having the greenest grid in the nation.  The state legislature sent a bill to the governor’s desk this week that moves the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) up to 100 percent by 2045 — which means that all electricity provided by the electric companies will have to come from renewable sources like solar and wind. Nationwide, electricity generation makes up about a third of all carbon emissions.”

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Hawaii’s grid could be a model for the nation and the world, supporters say.
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Black Mesa Water Coalition

April 30, 2015, www.blackmesawatercoalition.org | “Black Mesa Water Coalition is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mother Earth and the integrity of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures, with the vision of building sustainable and healthy communities. BMWC strives to empower young people while building sustainable communities.”

Thank you Louise Benally and friends!
Black Mesa Water Coalition is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mother Earth and the integrity of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures, with the vision of building…
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Trees Planted by Ruch Elem. Students

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February 12, 2015, www.kdrv.com | “Eighth graders in Ruch are taking learning outside the classroom. The students from Ruch Elementary planted trees near Lone Pine Creek in Medford.  The group partnered with the Lomakatsi Restoration Project to learn about the area. Organizers say the nearly 80 trees planted will help shade the fish bearing stream. The project was created to help students engage in hands-on outdoor activities.”

8th Graders Plant 80 Trees & Shrubs along Lone Pine Creek, Medford, OR
LOMAKATSI RESTORATION PROJECT

“Lomakatsi had a great time out at Lone Pine Creek in Medford this week leading students from Ruch Community School in hands-on riparian restoration. A total of 80 native trees and shrubs were planted along the creek, including ponderosa pine, Oregon ash, Oregon grape, incense cedar and big leaf maple, to provide habitat for fish and wildlife and improve water quality. The students also helped remove invasive parrot feather from the creek with guidance by a representative from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife…”
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Grant will help restore ‘legacy’ oak habitat in Southern Oregon and Northern California

Marko Bey, executive director of the Ashland-based Lomakatsi Restoration Project, checks out a large oak tree in the Colestin Valley. Mail Tribune / Jamie Lusch

January 16, 2015, www.mailtribune.com | “New grant will help Lomakatsi restore 3,000 acres of ‘legacy’ oak habitat.  For the vast majority of its 400-plus years, a mammoth black oak rising from a hill outside of the Colestin Valley has been a vibrant giver of life.  Oak titmice would nest in its cavities while everything from black-tailed deer, woodpeckers and even Native Americans feasted on its bountiful acorn crop, but 60 years of bad neighbors have inflicted a heavy price.”

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“We’re unearthing these treasures buried in here and bringing them back to life.” Read about how federal funding secured by Lomakatsi and our partners will support ongoing efforts to protect large, old oak trees and restore oak woodland habitat in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
For the vast majority of its 400-plus years, a mammoth black oak rising from a hill outside of the Colestin Valley has been a vibrant giver of life.
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ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION WITH THE PIT RIVER TRIBAL WORKFORCE

During the retreat, Lomakatsi’s staff and Board of Directors had an opportunity to visit with members of the Pit River Tribal workforce at the Hat Creek Restoration Project. In partnership with the Pit River Tribe and California Trout, Lomakatsi employed eight Pit River Tribal members during a 9-week ecosystem restoration workforce training intensive as part of the project.

January 15, 2015, www.facebook.com | “Lomakatsi Restoration Project Board members and staff met with Pit River Tribal Workforce members at the Hat Creek Riparian Restoration Project near Burney, CA.”

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ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION WITH THE PIT RIVER TRIBAL WORKFORCE
Lomakatsi Restoration Project Board members and staff met with Pit River Tribal Workforce members at the Hat Creek Riparian Restoration Project near Burney, CA.
It was great seeing how happy these young people were to be doing restoration work, and how glad this made the tribal elders who were helping out.
One of the elders told us that the original name for the Hat Creek area is YahNEEnah AHTwam — Mouse Valley.
That’s me in the center, leaning on my other two legs
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  • Robert Brothers ~ here’s some of the restoration happening . . . willow planting

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New Study: The Economic Benefits of Our Outdoor Adventures

New Study: The Economic Benefits of Our Outdoor Adventures January 8, 2015, www.wta.org | “Joy. Inspiration. Family. Fun. Fitness.  Those may be the reasons you hit Washington’s trails, but your outdoor adventures have serious benefits for the state, too. A new study out today shows that outdoor recreation is a vital economic driver in Washington, generating $21.6 billion a year and almost 200,000 jobs (more than either employers in information technology or the aerospace industry).”

“A new study out today shows that outdoor recreation is a vital economic driver in Washington, generating $21.6 billion a year and almost 200,000 jobs (more than either employers in information technology or the aerospace industry).”
Your outdoor adventures have serious benefits for the state, too. A new study out today shows that outdoor recreation is a vital economic driver in Washington,…
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