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EcoNews Report

 First Thursday at 1:30 pm

KHSU 90.5 | KHSR 91.9 Crescent City-Brookings | KHSF 90.1 Ferndale-Fortuna | KHSG 89.9 Garberville | 99.7 Willow Creek
Thursday, December 1, 2016 Scott Greacen and David Keller, FOER’s Executive Director and Bay Area Director, discuss Sonoma County Water Agency’s Fish Flows Project – changing flows in the Russian River to better protect salmon & steelhead – and how flows in the Eel River could be affected. Click here to learn more and submit comments to Sonoma County Water Agency requesting Russian River flows be modeled without Eel River water
Thursday, November 3, 2016 (PART 4) Scott Greacen hosts a discussion of the stunning verdict for seven defendants from the armed occupation of Malheur Wildlife Refuge – what happened, why, what comes next, and what this may mean for US public lands & the people who manage and enjoy them. Joining the conversation are Dan Barton, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology at Humboldt State University; and Scott Bellows, Portland-based writer, mediator, and former trial lawyer & prosecutor.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Scott Greacen is joined Larry Glass, Executive Director of the Northcoast Environmental Center and Safe Alternative for our Forest Environment, for a discussion on the politics of cannabis legalization and regulation, particularly as they pertain to watershed and wildlife impacts.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 Scott Greacen interviews Konrad Fisher of Klamath Riverkeeper about efforts to protect and restore Klamath River flows and water quality, to protect salmonid fisheries, progress toward dam removal, and enforcement efforts.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 (PART 3) Scott Greacen and Dan Barton, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology at Humboldt State University, continue their discussion of the armed occupation of Malheur Wildlife Refuge in early 2016 with an update on some of the principal players involved.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 Scott Greacen talks with Erik Loomis, author and Professor of history at University of Rhode Island, about his new book Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and Pacific Northwest Forests. Learn more about Empire of Timber here.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 Scott Greacen interviews Noah Greenwald, Endangered Species Director at the Center for Biological Diversity, about a proposal to reintroduce Grizzly Bears to California. Some resources mentioned in this interview include BringBacktheBears.org; this multimedia article by Craig Miller, Move to Return Grizzly Bears to California Will be an Uphill Push; and this opinion piece by Jason Mark, It’s Time to Bring the Grizzly Bear Back to California.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 (PART 2) Scott Greacen and Dan Barton continue a discussion of the armed takeover at Malheur Wildlife Refuge. 
Thursday, March 3, 2016  (PART 1) Scott Greacen and guest Dan Barton, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology at Humboldt State University, discuss Malheur Wildlife Refuge; its significant history for first peoples, its importance as a bird sanctuary and the largest freshwater marsh in the continental US, and the armed occupation through most of January and February. They further discuss the ideologies and prior threats and acts of violence leading up to the armed occupation, as well as a history of wildlife conservation.

Dan is the author of a series of three essays about Malheur and the occupation – What Harney County and the Malheur Occupation Means (to Me), What Harney County and the Malheur Occupation Means (to Us), What Harney County and the Malheur Occupation Means (to Them).

Thursday, January 7, 2016 Scott Greacen discusses the demise of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement with guest Craig Tucker, Natural Resource Policy Advocate for the Karuk Tribe. On January 25 and 26 the State Water Board is holding Public scoping meetings to receive written and oral comments on the EIR for PacifiCorp’s water quality permit application, necessary for a license renewal from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.We urge members of the public to attend the meetings in Arcata, Orleans, or Yreka. More information about dates, times and locations available here.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 Scott Greacen is joined by Eli Asarian, principal hydrologist with Riverbend Sciences to discuss his latest report Long-Term Streamflow and Precipitation Trends in the Eel River Basin. Listen to learn why our watersheds appear to have been losing water over the past century and what low streamflow means for imperiled salmonids in the time of climate change.
Thursday, July 9 2015, Scott Greacen is joined by Steven Evans, Wild & Scenic Rivers Program Consultant for Friends of the River, for a discussion of water use legislation and associated habitat impacts. Tune in to learn about central valley land subsidence and why unregulated groundwater is a problem, why it is important to pay attention to the disappearance of the Delta Smelt, and details of problematic legislation HR 2898, which promises to take authority for natural resource management away from agencies staffed by field experts and give it to congress.
Thursday, May 7 2015, Scott Greacen is joined by Matt St. John, Executive Director of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCWQCB) and Cris Carrigan, Director of the State Water Board Office of Enforcement, for a discussion of marijuana impacts and the draft permit program proposed by the NCWQCB currently receiving public comment. The draft for public review is available here. The deadline to receive comments is June 8.
Thursday, April 9 2015, Scott Greacen interviews Tom Stokely, water policy analyst for California Water Impact Network (CWIN) about Governor Brown’s Delta Twin Tunnels project and how it poses a threat to the delta ecosystem and north coast water sources.
Thursday, March 5 2015, Scott Greacen and guest Dan Ehresman, executive director of the Northcoast Environmental Center, discuss the marijuana ordinance proposed by California Cannabis Voice Humboldt (CCVH). CCVH recently made a presentation to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors of their proposed ordinance. We are left wondering if the social and environmental issues of marijuana cultivation are actually being addressed by this ordinance, and whether it provides for the proper boost to infrastructure or resources to regulate and monitor increased cultivation activity.
Thursday, February 5 2015, Scott Greacen hosts a discussion of water use and the status of Coho salmon with guests Dana Stolzman, Executive Director of Salmonid Restoration Federation; Julie Weeder, North Central California Coast Recovery Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries; and Tom Hicks, attorney and author of Water Education Foundation’s Layperson’s Guide to Water Rights Law.
Thursday, November 6, 2014, Scott Greacen interviews Julie Weeder, Recovery Coordinator for the Northern California office of National Marine Fisheries Service, about the recently release final draft of the Coho Recovery Plan.
Thursday, October 9, 2014, Scott Greacen discusses the proposal to list the Pacific Fisher under the endangered species act with guests Mourad Gabriel of the Integral Ecology Research Center and Noah Greenwald of the Center for Biological Diversity. The Pacific Fisher has been under consideration for protection since 2004, listen to learn about the lengthy process and some of the factors contributing to decline of the species. Near the end of the program, Scott is joined by Theresa May, author of Salmon is Everything: Community-Based Theater in the Klamath Watershed, to chat about her book and upcoming signings.
Thursday, September 18, 2014, Dan Ehresman hosts with guest Scott Greacen. Dan and Scott discuss the severely low rivers, drought in the context of climate change, and how our collective choices and efforts towards change will make the greatest differences for the future of our planet. They also discuss two major river systems, the Klamath and the Eel, and compare their needs and the routes to recovery.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Dan Ehresman, Executive Director of the Northcoast Environmental Center, hosts with guest Scott Greacen. Dan and Scott discuss the severely low rivers, drought in the context of climate change, and how our collective choices and efforts towards change will make the greatest differences for the future of our planet. They also discuss two major river systems, the Klamath and the Eel, and compare their needs and the routes to recovery.
Thursday, September 4, 2014, Scott Greacen discusses the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act along with Ryan Henson, senior policy director for the California Wilderness Coalition. Tune in to learn about what Wilderness designation means, how it came about, and who manages our public land. Did you know that 45% of the land in California is managed by federal land management agencies? Wow – that’s a lot of wild land!
Thursday, June 26, 2014, Scott Greacen and guest Don McEnhill, Executive Director for Russian Riverkeeper, discuss how a recent ruling strengthens the public’s ability to control water diversions for wildlife protection.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Scott Greacen and guest Monte Merrick, co-director of the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center and Bird Ally X discuss the vulnerability of baby birds in the spring time, and how to watch out for our feathered friends.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 Scott Greacen is joined by guest Noah Greenwald, Endangered Species Director for the Center for Biological Diversity. They discuss a new paper published in Science – The Biodiversity of Species and Their Rates of Extinction, Distribution, and Protection. Listen for insights as to what species are most vulnerable, why, and what can be done.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Scott Greacen and guest Craig Tucker, Klamath Coordinator for the Karuk Tribe, discuss removal of four dams on the Klamath River.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 Scott Greacen and guest Mikal Jakubal discuss the new film Damnation, and Jakubal’s protest actions on the Elwha River Glines Canyon dam featured in the film.
Thursday, April 3 2014, Scott Greacen is joined by Hezekiah Allen, representing Humboldt County Conservation Action (HCCA), for a discussion about fracking in California. Listen and learn about scientific studies that reveal potential for concern, and the statewide political landscape around fracking.
Thursday, March 6 2014, Scott Greacen is interviewed by Jen Savage of the Northcoast Environmental Center about Friends of the Eel River’s upcoming symposium on drought and resilience.
Thursday, January 9 2014, Scott Greacen is joined by Mike Furniss for a discussion of climate change, drought, and the natural forces that create those conditions. Mike is a hydrologist, now retired, with the US forest service Redwood Sciences Lab who works on climate vulnerability assessment and watershed management around the globe. Transcript available here.
Thursday, November 7 2013, Scott Greacen interviews Doreen Hansen, watershed coordinator for the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District, about the recently completed Salt River project on the lower Eel River.
Thursday, October 3 2013, Scott Greacen is joined by Dr. Daniel Schindler for a discussion of the proposed pebble mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska – the world’s largest salmon fishery – and the associated environmental concerns.
Thursday, August 15 2013, Scott Greacen discusses the challenges of coho salmon survival in the Mattole, and new restoration projects with Sungnome Madrone of the Mattole Salmon Group.
Thursday, July 11 2013, Scott Greacen talks with Dana Stolzman of Salmonid Restoration Federation about water rights.

 

Environment Show

Third Tuesday at 7 pm

KMUD 91.1 Garberville | 88.1 Eureka | 90.3 Laytonville  | 99.5 Shelter Cove
Tuesday, June 9 2015, Host Scott Greacen is joined by several guests, including Dana Stoltzman of Salmonid Restoration Federation, Dan Ehresman of the Northcoast Environmental Center, and David Keller, bay-area director for Friends of the Eel River. Dana reminds us that SRF still provides technical assistance for managing water use, tools for calculating your use, and coordination of tributary associations and bulk water tank purchases. You can reach SRF at water@calsalmon.org or 707-923-7501. Dan and Scott talk about the public forum on marijuana legalization and regulation in Garberville at the end of May. Dan mentions that environmental issues were brushed over, and that there are harmful practices occurring both on trespass grows and private property. Finally, David and Scott talk about the proposed asphalt plan on Outlet Creek and the petition for environmental review, Friends of the Eel River’s case against the North Coast Railroad Authority, and recent approved variance for flows at the Potter Valley Project. Remember – you can contribute to Friends of Outlet Creek by sending a donation to the Willits Environmental Center, 630 South Main Street, Willits CA 95490. Specify that your donation is for Friends of Outlet Creek and that you are participating in the Friends of the Eel River matching donation. We will match up to $500!
Tuesday, May 12 2015, Scott Greacen and David Keller, Executive Director and Bay Area Director for Friends of the Eel River discuss a recent proposal that could reduce flows from the Potter Valley Project into the mainstem Eel River from roughly 100cfs to as little as 9cfs. Scott and David also discuss the rudimentary and crude review process by which the Mendocino Board of Supervisors approved development of an Asphalt plant in the Outlet Creek floodplain. Friends of Outlet Creek has filed a complaint in Mendocino Superior court, claiming the need for an EIR. If you are able, you can send support for this important cause to the Willits Environmental Center, 630 S. Main Street, Willits CA 95490 – mark your funds for Friends of Outlet Creek. Tom Wheeler, Program and Legal Coordinator for the EPIC joins near the end of the show to discuss the North Coast Water Quality Control Board’s proposed waiver for marijuana cultivation. A draft for public review is available here, comments are due June 8.
Tuesday, April 14 2015, Scott Greacen is joined by several guests. David Keller, Friends of the Eel River (FOER) Bay Area Director discusses The Russian River: All Rivers, The Value of an American Watershed, a film he was featured in that FOER and the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) are screening on April 16. David and Scott also discuss our lawsuit against the North Coast Railroad Authority, which will be heard by the CA Supreme Court this year. Dan Ehresman, Executive Director of the NEC joins the show and speaks about the recent Symposium on Marijuana and the Environment hosted by the Emerald Growers Association and the Drug Policy Alliance, and how to grow responsibly. Tom Wheeler, Program and Legal Coordinator for the Environmental Protection Information Center, joins near the end to discuss the denial of ESA listing for the Humboldt Marten.
Tuesday, March 10 2015, Scott Greacen outlines the dire condition of Coho in the South Fork of the Eel River – extinction is more likely than not. He is joined by Natalynne DeLapp, Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Information Center and Dan Ehresman, Executive Director of the Northcoast Environmental Center, to discuss some problems with California Cannabis Voice’s draft marijuana cultivation ordinance. Two major problems are the lack of mechanisms for environmental regulation or revenue generation.
Tuesday, February 10 2015, Scott Greacen hosts a discussion about the impacts of drought and diversions on coho salmon, as well as the importance of storing water with guests Bob Froehlich and Mikal Jakubal. Listen for Mikal’s testimony as a rain-water user, and learn tips about creating water storage for your property in small steps.
Tuesday, January 13 2015, Host Scott Greacen is joined by Dana Stolzman of Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) for a discussion of drought in California and lessons we can learn from Australia’s 12-year drought. Tasha McKee of Sanctuary Forest joins the discussion and provides an update on their storage and forbearance program in the Mattole – it is going well and keeping water in the creek! Julie Weeder joins in the second half of the show to discuss NOAA Fisheries’ recently released SONCC Coho Recovery Plan.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Host Scott Greacen is join by Friends of the Eel River’s Bay Area Director David Keller for a discussion about our lawsuit against the NCRA which the California Supreme Court just accepted for review. Later Dan Ehresman, Executive Director of the Northcoast Environmental Center, and Natalynne DeLapp, Executive Director of EPIC join Scott to talk about cannabis regulation  and environmental protection.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 In a discussion of our current drought, Scott Greacen highlights the significance of the combination of record heat and severe lack of rain and snowfall. It is this combination that makes the current situation so dire. Two resources he suggests for further research are the Palmer Drought Severity Index, and the California Water Blog. Scott is joined by Mike Furniss for a discussion of the conditions that lead to the 1964 flood, and events commemorating the 50th anniversary next month.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Scott Greacen hosts this episode and is joined by several guests including Hezekiah Allen of the Emerald Growers Association, Cris Carrigan of the State Water Board, Matt St. John of the Regional Water Board, and Diana Henrioulee, also from the Regional Water Board. Scott and his guests outline new permitting processes from the state and regional water boards regarding water diversion and use. At the end of this month the two agencies will be in the region conducting inspections, seeking opportunities to provide education about the new expectations, and providing compliance assistance.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Scott Greacen hosts a discussion of the recent disconnection of surface flows in the Eel River, climate change, and new groundwater legislation. He is joined by Felice Pace of Klamath Forest Alliance, who helps outline the new groundwater legislation and the significant input from the North Coast Stream Flow Coalition.
Tuesday, July 8 2014, Kelly Lincoln of KMUD and Tasha McKee of Sanctuary Forest host and are joined by Scott Greacen for a discussion of SB 861. Senate Bill 861 gives the Department of Fish and Wildlife the authority to issue civil penalties (or administrative fines) just like the regional water board, for violations of specific sections of the Fish and Wildlife Code in conjunction with cultivation of controlled substances. Those specific sections of the wildlife code include 1600 – Lake and Streambed Alteration, and 5650 – Water Pollution. The fines vary depending on whether the violation occurs on public or private land, and whether or not the landowner is aware of the cultivation activities.
Tuesday, June 17 2014, On what would have been the 40th birthday of David (Gypsy) Chain, Scott Greacen discusses Gypsy’s death during 1998 logging protests in the Headwaters Forest with David’s friends Farmer and Shawnee Alexandri of EPIC. Later he is joined by Hezekiah Allen for a discussion of marijuana and groundwater regulations. During the second half, Friends of the Eel River Bay Area Director David Keller calls in to discuss the recent ruling by the state court of appeals that state water officials do have the right to regulate riparian water use in the Russian River watershed – specifically water used for “frost protection”.
Tuesday, May 20 2014, Scott Greacen and guests Mikal Jakubal and Dana Stolzman of Salmonid Restoration Federation discuss citizen photo monitoring and the new small domestic use streamlined opportunity. Listen to learn about your opportunity, which may only be available this year, to get your water diversion and storage permitted without a site inspection. Learn more about Small Domestic Use streamlined opportunity.
Tuesday, April 15 2014, Scott Greacen and Bob Froehlich chat about climate change and how individuals can get involved, the new process of permitting water storage – with NO site inspection, marijuana impacts and legislative future, and in general how we can fulfill our responsibility to the landscape.
Tuesday, March 18 2014, Scott Greacen is joined by Bob Froehlich for a discussion of the General Plan Update, and the politics behind the the GPU and Planning Commission. Later, Jane Arnold from the Department of Fish and Wildlife joins Scott and Bob to discuss the recent changes to the Small Domestic Use Registration, simplifying the process of acquiring storage for diverted water.
Tuesday, February 18 2014, Scott Greacen interviews musician and activist Darryl Cherney about the anti-rodenticide campaign, including a benefit concert on February 22. Scott is joined later by David Keller, Bay Area Director for Friends of the Eel River for a discussion of the complicated relationship between the Eel and Russian Rivers.
Tuesday, January 21 2014, Scott Greacen is joined by guests Tom Stokley, formerly a natural resources planner for Trinity County and current spokesperson for the California Water Impact Network, and Seth Zuckerman, journalist with The Nation.
Tuesday, November 19 2013, Scott Greacen hosts and is joined by Darren Mierau of CalTrout to discuss last weekend’s Elk River Forum, and Dana Stoltzman of Salmonid Restoration Federation for a continuing conversation about water rights.
Tuesday, October 15 2013, Scott Greacen discusses Bernie Meyer’s farewell report to the NCRA and is joined by Bob Froehlich to discuss recent developments in Humboldt County’s General Plan Update. He is also joined by Dana Stolzman of Salmonid Restoration Fedeartion for an update on the Redwood Creek Streamflow Project.
Tuesday, September 17 2013, Scott Greacen discusses the drought of 2013 and the impact on local salmon populations. He is joined by David Keller, Friends of the Eel River Bay Area Director, to discuss water politics and determining flows.
Tuesday, August 20 2013, Scott Greacen speaks with several call-in guests about local water issues. Listen to learn more about the Hoopa Valley Tribal members’ protest to prevent a potential fish kill, county policy making, and bulk water deliveries.
Tuesday, July 16 2013, Scott Greacen hosts with guests Darren Mierau of CalTrout and Dana Stolzman of Salmonid Restoration Federation. They discuss CalTrout’s project to remove the fish barrier on Woodman creek, the water rights forum held July 11 in Briceland, and the status of Alex Stillman’s position on the North Coast Railroad Authority board of directors.
Tuesday, June 18 2013, Scott Greacen discusses letters received by some residents of SoHum from the California State Water Resources Control Board. He is joined by representatives from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Tuesday, May 21 2013, Scott Greacen interviews Michael Kauffman, author of Conifer Country about his new book Conifers of the Pacific Slope. Learn more about Michael’s books here. Scott is also joined by Dana Stolzman, Executive Director of Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) to discuss the upcoming dry summer and SRF’s Redwood Creek Water Conservation Project.
Tuesday, April 16 2013, Scott Greacen is joined by Tony Silvaggio, faculty research member of the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) to discuss HIIMR’s upcoming Earthday Symposium on Marijuana and the Environment.
Tuesday, March 19 2013, Scott Greacen is joined by Dana Stolzman, Executive Director of Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) to recap highlights of the recent SRF conference including reports from restorationists and  a lot of important new research.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, Scott Greacen is joined by Dana Stolzman of Salmonid Restoration Federation to discuss water storage and habitat protection, and David Keller of Friends of the Eel River to discuss Eel and Russian River issues.

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KQED Radio Humboldt’s Pot Economy Braces for Possibly Legalization
August 19, 2016 In November, Californians will vote on Proposition 64, which seeks to legalize marijuana use for adults age 21 and older. This could mean big changes in Humboldt County, where an estimated quarter of the county’s economy is marijuana-related. The illegal industry involves more than a fifth of county residents and funds everything from schools to fire truck. In this hour of Forum, our first in a series of shows dedicated to Prop. 64, we discuss how legalization would change Humboldt’s culture and economy.Guests:
Hezekiah Allen, executive director, California Growers Association; Scott Greacen, executive director, Friends of the Eel River; Hank Sims, editor, Lost Coast Outpost (Humboldt County news site); Fred Krissman, research associate, Humboldt State University’s anthropology department & Humboldt’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research; William Honsal, undersheriff, Humboldt County
Tuesday, January 21 2014Jefferson Public Radio’s Geoffrey Riley of The Jefferson Exchange discusses pot versus fish in California waters with Friends of the Eel River Executive Director Scott Greacen.
Monday, August 5, 2013, Host of KMUD’s Monday Morning Magazine Dennis Huber discusses water use and environmental impacts with Scott Greacen, Sara Schremmer of Salmonid Restoration Federation, and Tasha McKee of Sanctuary Forest.
KHSU’s Thursday Night Talk
Thursday, August 1, 2013, Host Paul Mann, Humboldt State University’s Senior News and Information Officer discusses environmental impacts and social issues associated with the marijuana industry in Northern California. He is joined by guests Scott Greacen; Gregg Gold, Professor of Psychology at Humboldt State University and Chair of the North Group Sierra Club; and Kevin Hoover, editor of The Arcata Eye.
KHSU’s Thursday Night Talk
Thursday, July 18 2013, Scott Greacen and KHSU’s Brenda Starr talk about the environmental impacts of marijuana cultivation and potential solutions.
December 27 2012, KQED show hosted by Dave Iverson with guests Anthony Silvaggio, environmental sociologist with Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research; Charley Custer, marijuana grower and co-founder of the Tea House Collective; Mike Jakubal, documentary filmmaker and environmental activist; Scott Bauer, environmental scientist for California Department of Fish and Wildlife; and Scott Greacen, executive director of Friends of the Eel River.
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