Colombia heads plan to create ‘ecological corridor’ and establish the world’s largest protected area

February 23, 2015, eyeonlatinamerica.wordpress.com | “Colombia has announced plans to lead a project that would see the creation of the world’s largest ‘ecological corridor’ across northern South America as part of the region’s contribution to the global fight against climate change. The reserve, which was proposed last week by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, would cover some 135 million hectares (1.35m km²), linking the Andes Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean via the northern Amazon Rainforest. It would become the largest protected area in the world, a title currently held by the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which covers 1.27m km².”

Colombia proposes an ambitious plan that would establish the world’s largest ‘ecological corridor’, protecting vast swathes of Amazon rainforest stretching from…
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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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Seeding Project Aims to Jumpstart Crucial Habitat

NDOW sagebrush seedingJanuary 9, 2015, m.elkodaily.com | “The 2013 Spring Peak Fire burned nearly 14,230 acres of crucial wildlife habitat. A majority of the area burned is designated as Preliminary Priority Habitat for sage grouse. This habitat represented high quality sage-grouse and winter mule deer habitat with a majority consisting of productive sagebrush, bitterbrush and perennial grass cover.”

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ELKO — The 2013 Spring Peak Fire burned nearly 14,230 acres of crucial wildlife habitat.
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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).”
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HUGE REDUCTION IN ANCIENT FOREST CLEARCUTTING

August 26, 2014, www.oregon.gov | “The reduction began in 1989 with our first court injunction against the clearcutting of ancient forests on public land, on behalf of the Northern Spotted Owl. Logging since then has been primarily in younger forests on corporate timber land.

HUGE REDUCTION IN ANCIENT FOREST CLEARCUTTING — in Oregon since 1989
The reduction began in 1989 with our first court injunction against the clearcutting of ancient forests on public land, on behalf of the Northern Spotted Owl. Logging since then has been primarily in younger forests on corporate timber land.
Twin lawsuits against the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management resulted in the Northwest Forest Plan of 1994. As this graph shows, the amount of timber harvest in Western Oregon dropped dramatically after that.
Source: Oregon Department of Forestry, http://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/resource_planning/2012timberharvestreport.aspx

Photo: HUGE REDUCTION IN ANCIENT FOREST CLEARCUTTING -- in Oregon since 1989
The reduction began in 1989 with our first court injunction against the clearcutting of ancient forests on public land, on behalf of the Northern Spotted Owl. Logging since then has been primarily in younger forests on corporate timber land.
Twin lawsuits against the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management resulted in the Northwest Forest Plan of 1994.  As this graph shows, the amount of timber harvest in Western Oregon dropped dramatically after that.
Source:  Oregon Department of Forestry, http://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/resource_planning/2012timberharvestreport.aspx

 

 

Norway puts $1.6B into rainforest conservation

August 19, 2014, news.mongabay.com | “Since 2008 Norway has been the single largest foreign donor to tropical forest conservation, putting more than 10 billion Norwegian Krone, or $1.6 billion, toward programs in several countries under its International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). But how effective have those funds been in actually protecting forests? A new assessment by the country’s Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) concludes that the program is indeed having an impact despite an inauspicious start.”

Norway puts $1.6B into rainforest conservation in Brazil, Indonesia +
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Kristi Wrigley says “no” to use of logging road

Activism by a long-time watershed defender — on the job every day
Kristi Wrigley saying NO to HRC Forester Tom Schultz, Don’t use this old logging road across her property. With 18% slopes, clay soils, the road will contribute sediment in addition to the timber harvest it will lead to. NO, in fact, to the entire McCloud-Shaw THP, nearly 600 acres, in 3 parts: one directly adjacent to Headwaters Reserve, one directly above a dozen or so South Fork residences, and this one that will drain into the main stem just above Elk River Court. It’s got something for everyone!
Photo: Kristi Wrigley saying NO to HRC Forester Tom Schultz, Don't use this old logging road across her property. With 18% slopes, clay soils, the road will contribute sediment in addition to the timber harvest it will lead to. NO, in fact, to the entire McCloud-Shaw THP, nearly 600 acres, in 3 parts: one directly adjacent to Headwaters Reserve, one directly above a dozen or so South Fork residences, and this one that will drain into the main stem just above Elk River Court. It's got something for everyone!
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Food Giant ConAgra* Agrees to Eliminate Suppliers Engaged in Deforestation for Palm Oil

sabah_aerial-300x200August 14, 2014, greencentury.com | “In response to a shareholder proposal filed by Green Century Capital Management, Inc. (Green Century) and the New York State Common Retirement Fund (the Fund), packaged food giant ConAgra Foods has agreed to eliminate any palm oil supplier engaged in deforestation by December 2015. Palm oil production is a leading driver of deforestation– the cause of 20% of greenhouse gas emissions.[i] As one of North America’s largest food manufacturers, ConAgra is estimated to be the fifteenth largest palm oil consumer globally, according to MSCI Analysis.”

GOOD NEWS FOR THE EARTH…FOOD GIANT ELIMINATES SUPPLIES THAT CUASE DEFORESTATION VIA PALM OIL EXTRACTION
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TRAINING YOUTH IN ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

TRAINING YOUTH IN ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION
Engaging youth in the field of natural resource stewardship has been a foundational element of Lomakatsi since our inception in 1995. This summer, Lomakatsi is providing youth from all over southern Oregon with workforce training and employment opportunities in ecosystem restoration. Pictured here, Lomakatsi workforce trainers recently led eight Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) participants in active restoration projects on Forest Service lands in the Tiller Ranger District. Beginning next week, two additional Lomakatsi programs, the Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program and the Klamath Tribal Youth Training and Employment Program, will provide local youth from the Rogue Valley and tribal youth from the Klamath Basin with hands-on educational experiences this summer designed to inspire exploration and interest in natural resource career paths.

Learn more at www.lomakatsi.org/youth-training-employment/