The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science has submitted a report to the Secretary of the Interior on the operations and partnerships of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and Climate Science Centers. In this report, the Committee offers nine recommendations regarding the co-production of actionable science, encouraging coordination and collaboration within DOI and with partners, engaging tribal and indigenous peoples, and program evaluation.There may be something in this report that would be useful in commenting on the BSWI and CY RMPs:
Not sure if you saw this recent story from KNOM on the Graphite One issue. It's interesting that they have both Joy Huntington and now Walter Sampson involved in "community engagement" -- they both served that role on the Ambler mining road issue. Lots of rhetoric and "let's play nice to figure out how to make this work for everyone" involved while driving the mining agenda.
Great quote in there from Cora!
LOS ANGELES — When Edmund G. Brown Sr. was governor of California, people were moving in at a pace of 1,000 a day. With a jubilant Mr. Brown officiating, California commemorated the moment it became the nation’s largest state, in 1962, with a church-bell-ringing, four-day celebration. He was the boom-boom governor for a boom-boom time: championing highways, universities and, most consequential, a sprawling water network to feed the explosion of agriculture and development in the dry reaches of central and Southern California.
For the past couple of years, I've been trying to think of the term for those who blame persons who have been attempting to prevent a crises primarily caused by the blamers. It goes beyond "scapegoating", "blaming the victim" or "shooting the messenger", because it specifically targets those who have been attempting to prevent the crises in the first place and is significant because history will show that this technique has been frequently used by those in power to oppress the masses. Anyway, here's a perfect example.
Yesterday, American River’s <https://act.myngp.com/el/2673959592387411968/-4356088047876440064> released its 2015 top ten list of our country’s most endangered rivers. The Chuitna is sixth on this list.
Tomorrow, April 9th, at 5 PM the window to comment on the future of the Chuitna River closes.
Early data show the snowpack is lower than any year since 1950, when record keeping began. Never before has the amount of water in the snow on April 1 dipped lower than 25% of the historical average for that day.
Gov. Jerry Brown, standing on a patch of brown grass in the Sierra Nevada that is usually covered with several feet of snow, on Wednesday announced the first mandatory water restrictions in California history.
--Require golf courses, cemeteries and other large landscaped spaces to reduce water consumption.
Last week, House Bill 77 was declared dead in the Senate, for the 2014 legislative session. The bill would have limited the ability of Alaska Native tribes and citizens to protect land and water resources in the face of a new natural resource permitting process for the Department of Natural Resources.