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Ag Today Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Editorial: Water details become vital as drought worsens [Sacramento Bee] In time of drought, when leaders tell us every drop of water counts, Californians ought to be able to count every drop. The concept seems so simple, but because the issue is water, it’s not. For the third year running, Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, is pushing legislation to provide public access to otherwise confidential reports about groundwater wells….But opponents of public access to the information include many heavyweights of California agriculture: the Western Growers Association, the California Farm Bureau Federation, the California League of Food Processors, the California Chamber...

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Ag Today Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cannabis stream diversion study prompts legislation, enforcement [Eureka Times-Standard] After several years in the field assessing cannabis cultivation sites, counting plants from Google Earth views and calculating stream flows, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife team has released a comprehensive paper revealing the affects of marijuana cultivation on the North Coast’s watersheds….Awareness has been rising, pilot programs are in effect, enforcement has increased and legislation is on the way, but it may not be enough to prevent Humboldt County’s streams from going dry a second year in a row, lead author of the study, said Scott Bauer, senior environmental...

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Ag Today Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cannabis stream diversion study prompts legislation, enforcement [Eureka Times-Standard] After several years in the field assessing cannabis cultivation sites, counting plants from Google Earth views and calculating stream flows, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife team has released a comprehensive paper revealing the affects of marijuana cultivation on the North Coast’s watersheds….Awareness has been rising, pilot programs are in effect, enforcement has increased and legislation is on the way, but it may not be enough to prevent Humboldt County’s streams from going dry a second year in a row, lead author of the study, said Scott Bauer, senior environmental...

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Ag Today Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cannabis stream diversion study prompts legislation, enforcement [Eureka Times-Standard] After several years in the field assessing cannabis cultivation sites, counting plants from Google Earth views and calculating stream flows, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife team has released a comprehensive paper revealing the affects of marijuana cultivation on the North Coast’s watersheds….Awareness has been rising, pilot programs are in effect, enforcement has increased and legislation is on the way, but it may not be enough to prevent Humboldt County’s streams from going dry a second year in a row, lead author of the study, said Scott Bauer, senior environmental...

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Ag Today Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cannabis stream diversion study prompts legislation, enforcement [Eureka Times-Standard] After several years in the field assessing cannabis cultivation sites, counting plants from Google Earth views and calculating stream flows, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife team has released a comprehensive paper revealing the affects of marijuana cultivation on the North Coast’s watersheds….Awareness has been rising, pilot programs are in effect, enforcement has increased and legislation is on the way, but it may not be enough to prevent Humboldt County’s streams from going dry a second year in a row, lead author of the study, said Scott Bauer, senior environmental...

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Ag Today Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cannabis stream diversion study prompts legislation, enforcement [Eureka Times-Standard] After several years in the field assessing cannabis cultivation sites, counting plants from Google Earth views and calculating stream flows, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife team has released a comprehensive paper revealing the affects of marijuana cultivation on the North Coast’s watersheds….Awareness has been rising, pilot programs are in effect, enforcement has increased and legislation is on the way, but it may not be enough to prevent Humboldt County’s streams from going dry a second year in a row, lead author of the study, said Scott Bauer, senior environmental...

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Ag Today Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cannabis stream diversion study prompts legislation, enforcement [Eureka Times-Standard] After several years in the field assessing cannabis cultivation sites, counting plants from Google Earth views and calculating stream flows, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife team has released a comprehensive paper revealing the affects of marijuana cultivation on the North Coast’s watersheds….Awareness has been rising, pilot programs are in effect, enforcement has increased and legislation is on the way, but it may not be enough to prevent Humboldt County’s streams from going dry a second year in a row, lead author of the study, said Scott Bauer, senior environmental...

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Ag Today Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cannabis stream diversion study prompts legislation, enforcement [Eureka Times-Standard] After several years in the field assessing cannabis cultivation sites, counting plants from Google Earth views and calculating stream flows, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife team has released a comprehensive paper revealing the affects of marijuana cultivation on the North Coast’s watersheds….Awareness has been rising, pilot programs are in effect, enforcement has increased and legislation is on the way, but it may not be enough to prevent Humboldt County’s streams from going dry a second year in a row, lead author of the study, said Scott Bauer, senior environmental...

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Ag Today Monday, March 23, 2015

Conservationists say thinning Sierra forests may help state water supply [Sacramento Bee] With the state entering its fourth year of drought, some conservationists are looking at thinning Sierra forests to increase the amount of water that flows into area rivers. The Nature Conservancy issued a report Friday that argues that thinning forests on public lands can reduce wildfire risk in the Northern Sierra. The report also found that such action brings a bonus: water conservation. Thinning dense forests may lead to a 3 percent to 6 percent increase in mean annual stream flow to some watersheds, according to the report….On...

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Ag Today Monday, March 23, 2015

Conservationists say thinning Sierra forests may help state water supply [Sacramento Bee] With the state entering its fourth year of drought, some conservationists are looking at thinning Sierra forests to increase the amount of water that flows into area rivers. The Nature Conservancy issued a report Friday that argues that thinning forests on public lands can reduce wildfire risk in the Northern Sierra. The report also found that such action brings a bonus: water conservation. Thinning dense forests may lead to a 3 percent to 6 percent increase in mean annual stream flow to some watersheds, according to the report….On...

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