Forestry Task Force Chair Jodi Frediani has written an article debunking the myth
that coho salmon were not native south of San Francisco. This misinformation has
been propagated by the Central Coast Forest Assoc. which has petitioned to have
the Coho removed from the endangered species list for this area. Those interested
in reading the article may contact Jodi at 426-1697.
Millions of gallons of water are wasted in California each year because not all
municipalities meter water use. Residents of cities like Fresno and Sacramento
have no idea how much water they use because their water use is not measured.
In cities that don’t meter, the water use per capita is twice that of cities
that do meter.
To remedy this problem the Club is sponsoring AB 306 (Kehoe) in the state legislature.
Drowning a park
It’s hard to believe, but the Santa Clara Valley Water District has proposed
to build a dam and flood portions of Henry Coe State Park in order to create new
reservoirs. Is this the use intended for our State Parks? If Henry Coe can be
developed as a reservoir, what will happen to our other parks? Sierra Club is
opposed to this proposal. To get involved contact the Henry Coe Defense Committee
Chair, John Wilkinson, or visit
the Loma Prieta
Environmental groups are having to sue again to keep the government honest. In
December, the Department of Commerce decided that canned tuna could be labeled
as “dolphin safe” even if caught by encircling dolphins if observers
certify no dolphins were killed or seriously injured. Of course, observers can’t
see what happens below the water. The new standards are delayed pending the outcome
of a lawsuit.