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Mendo Support Caravan Heads to Oil Pipeline Stand-Off

Mendo Support Caravan Heads to Oil Pipeline Stand-Off

While Sierra Rose Alexander was growing up on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in southeastern Montana, several influential members of the tribe were keen on leasing reservation land to Arch Coal…

Mendo Protests The Fisher Family

On August 18th, about 30 Mendocino County residents came by van and bus to San Francisco to rally outside the office tower headquarters of Sansome Partners, the investment firm that…

North Coast Timber Conflict Flares Up—Again

North Coast Timber Conflict Flares Up—Again

In June, Mendocino County voters resoundingly passed Measure V, which declares intentionally killing and leaving standing dead trees a public nuisance under certain circumstances. The measure received 62% of the…

Timber Regulating Timber

The Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. (RFFI) seemed to have a sure-fire plan when it proposed to receive $19.5 million for its conservation of the 50,000-acre Usal Redwood Forest – northwestern…

The Fisher Octopus

The Fisher Octopus

The Fisher family's roughly $10 billion in assets are spread across an opaque web of globe-spanning investments. One of their main money vehicles is Sansome Partners, the San Francisco- and…

Cap & Trade: Selling Pollution

Cap & Trade: Selling Pollution

Across the last 160 years, the timber industry has leveled the largest trees in California's north coast counties in a burst of wealth that would be impossible to replicate for…

The Russian River: Everybody Wants Some, But…

The Russian River, as we know it today, arises in the pine-studded hills surrounding Potter Valley, with an overwhelming infusion of Eel River water helping it on its way as…

Who Funds Mendo Politics?

The people who fund American politics are already breaking spending records in the 2016 election season, collectively pouring billions of dollars into national, state, and even some local contests as…

Chevron’s New Willits Investments

Chevron’s New Willits Investments

Chevron's Richmond oil refinery is a colossal system of pipes, towers, smokestacks, and storage tanks perched on a peninsula of low hills rising from the San Francisco Bay. According to…

Redwood Valley Water

In 1979, the federal Bureau of Reclamation made the first of two loans to the Redwood Valley County Water District for a network of pipes, valves, and pumps to draw…

The Imazapyr Alliance

The Imazapyr Alliance

On June 10th, 2015, the Albion-Little River Fire Protection District's board of directors considered a resolution at a public meeting to prohibit intentionally killing trees and leaving them standing dead.…

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