|SIERRA NEVADA GROUP of the SIERRA CLUB|
CHAIR (and CONSERVATION CHAIR) Barbara Rivenes 530-477-7502
VICE CHAIR (and OUTINGS CHAIR) Rick Ramos 530-274-8678
Chapter Representative Chuck Kilmer
Chapter Alternate Rep Karen Cox
Treasurer Leslie Nolan
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Into the Woods Once More
Members of our Group had the opportunity to re-engage in October with the US Forest Service on parts of the Travel Management Plan which was partially completed several years ago, but this time on Subpart A. Subpart A is the minimum roads analysis for national forest roads, but was not considered before they tackled and completed Subpart B - much to environmentalists’ dismay. We have attended several meetings and are writing comments now. A group of other environmental organizations are also continuing on with the process. For the record, environmental groups did not legally challenge the Travel Management Plan even though it was not wholly satisfactory. One of the objections we had was that it did not do Subpart A first and rely on those findings before making management decisions without gathering all the information.
Congratulations to Sierra Club California
We have awesome lobbyists in Sacramento who managed with your help to bring some good environmental bills to the Governor’s desk and he signed them! Among the dozens he signed by the end of September were bills to reform California’s groundwater regulation, create more access to electric vehicles, begin to address short-lived climate pollutants, and ban distribution by grocery stores of disposable plastic shopping bags. Sierra Club California Executive Director, Kathryn Phillips, advises the following information the plastic bag ban:
“Sierra Club California has officially entered the battle to preserve the plastic bag ban signed into law by the Governor in September. That law is being challenged by out-of-state plastic bag makers who are circulating petitions for a referendum on the November 2016 ballot designed to overturn the new law. (Remember: If anyone asks you to sign a ballot petition on plastic bags, just say "NO" and then tell me about it.) We have joined a coalition that includes other enviro groups and grocers, among others. The coalition is called California vs. Big Plastic. “
Kristen Sorg-Overton is the winner of SNG's $1000 scholarship for 2014.
She is graduating from Bear River High School and will attend Cal Poly and major in Environmental Science.
Photo by Richard Thomas. L to R: Jim Olson (Chair, SNG Scholarship Committee), Kristen, Barbara Rivenes (SNG Chair)
Management Team meetings -- all SNG members welcome. Mondays (bi-monthly), 6 pm, Briarpatch Community Room.
Many wonderful activities at CTL, our "neighborhood" lodge
August fundraisers (the SNG has played a major role in organizing these events):
- rev. January 1, 2015 E. Malamud