Endangered Species Act

Save the Monarch Butterfly from extinction

To: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Please sign the petition to protect our monarch butterflies! The monarch butterfly population has decreased more than 90% over the last 20 years and there is substantial evidence to show that this is due to the application of toxic herbicides sprayed on genetically engineered crops. The monarch butterfly is … Continue reading Save the Monarch Butterfly from extinction

Federal Fisheries Scientists Claim Censorship By Agency Manager

GRANTS PASS -- Seven federal fisheries scientists filed a complaint Monday claiming their supervisor censored their research into the water needs of threatened Klamath Basin salmon because it was viewed by others as biased, violating an Obama administration policy prohibiting political manipulation of science by the federal government. The whistleblower protection organization Public Employees for … Continue reading Federal Fisheries Scientists Claim Censorship By Agency Manager

Santa Cruz Action To Protect Our Forest

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The state's Court of Appeals tossed out the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared by the City of Santa Cruz for the extension of water for UCSC expansion into the Nature Reserve. LAFCO cannot approve the University's application for water service without a valid EIR. See the Sentinel article for details. This represents a … Continue reading Santa Cruz Action To Protect Our Forest

Got Fish? Steelhead And Salmon Have A Fighting Chance In Santa Cruz

Strong Turnout to Protect UCSC Upper Campus Prompts LAFCO to Delay Decision It was standing room only in the county government center for the Santa Cruz LAFCO meeting on June 6th, where over 50 community members spoke before the commission in support of protecting the forest and open space of the UC Santa Cruz upper … Continue reading Got Fish? Steelhead And Salmon Have A Fighting Chance In Santa Cruz

Water for Endangered Salmon Or UCSC Growth?

Economy vs. Environment? Historical Perpective The question of whether to allow the City of Santa Cruz to grant water service to an expanded UCSC campus has consequences for endangered salmon as well as for our local economy. A question with such consequences is not unique in our history. Our society is often confronted with what … Continue reading Water for Endangered Salmon Or UCSC Growth?