"This is where we get to the idea of cumulative effects - how do we ensure that the watershed remains capable of supporting salmon and steelhead and other species that we need and frankly have an obligation to." Scott Greacen, Conservation Director for Friends of the Eel River, hosts with guest Larry Glass, President of the Northcoast Environmental Center and Safe Alternatives for our Forest Environment (SAFE). They discuss SAFE's recent legal victory against California Department of Food and Agriculture's aerial spraying program that targeted schools and organic farms but lacked accurate baseline data and analysis of cumulative effects. Scott and Larry draw parallels to Humboldt County's Commercial Cannabis Ordinance EIR, which also lacks accurate baseline data and cumulative effects analysis. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is holding a vote to approve the ordinance at their meeting on February 6. Click here to read Mourad Gabriel's paper on the impacts of rodenticides on Northern Spotted and Barred owls.
Friends of the Eel River Executive Director Stephanie Tidwell and Conservation Director Scott Greacen discuss rising tides, climate change, and Friends of the Eel River's on-going legal battle with the North Coast Railroad Authority. Scott and Stephanie discuss the fight between state and federal law in the Trump era and the struggle to secure environmental protections at the state and local level.
Pacific Lamprey spawning in Eel River below Tomki Creek, April 18 2015. Footage by Dustin Revel.
Spencer Michaels of PBS NewsHour discusses low flows in the Eel River and the relationship with cannabis and grape farmers. Scott Greacen is interviewed and asked about the impact of low flows on fish and wildlife, May 2015.
2014 Eel River Symposium: Drought, Resilience & the North Coast Dr. Joshua Strange on Ecology and Community
2014 Eel River Symposium: Drought, Resilience & the North Coast Eli Asarian on North Coast Stream Flow Decline
2014 Eel River Symposium: Drought, Resilience & the North Coast Dr. Bill Trush - What Do Fish Need?
2014 Eel River Symposium: Drought, Resilience & the North Coast Darren Mierau on Understanding Stream Flow and Managing Diversions
2014 Eel River Symposium: Drought, Resilience & the North Coast Dana Stolzman on the SRF Redwood Creek Project
Dan Rather interviews Friends of the Eel River Executive Director Scott Greacen in this episode of Rather Reports titled "Gone to Pot", 10/21/2013. Download the full episode from itunes here.
TedX Humboldt 2012, Scott Greacen on Marijuana Cultivation Impacts