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We had a great day out at Smokey Bear Flat working with Girl Scout troops from Mammoth. We spent the morning using native materials to restore areas where vehicles had driven off-road — kind of like an ecological art project!
HR 2936 The deceptively named Resilient Federal Forests Act passed the House on Nov 1st (232-188). The bill will now move to the Senate for a vote where it is expected to receive increased scrutiny. Please contact your Senators to express your opposition to this bill. November update: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
ACTION ALERT: CONGLOMERATE MESA THREATENED BY GOLD MINING Conglomerate Mesa is, once again, under attack from mining interests. This is the first roadless area in California targeted for development under the Trump administration. We are not being alarmist when we say these exploratory drill sites are only the beginning. The ultimate land management goals of the current administration are explicitly extractive: mine the land until it stops making money, and then abandon it with as little regulation as possible. Conglomerate in a natural, wild state is precious and irreplaceable for the following reasons: • Conglomerate Mesa is a spectacular wilderness…