Jun 14, 2017

Pipelines and Battle Lines

On a rainy weekday afternoon last November, about 20 people from Northern California joined a 200-person rally outside the Oregon capitol in Salem. They...
Feb 15, 2017


As a long-time resident of the Elk River basin, which drains the redwood-studded hills southeast of Eureka, Jesse Noell lives in fear of the...
Dec 14, 2016

Standing Together

On Sunday, Nov. 6, in Redwood Valley, one of two small Mendocino County towns where the Russian River's headwaters spill from the southern Mendocino...
Oct 26, 2016

The Spigot

Mill Valley's Shelterpoint Business Center occupies a narrow strip of asphalt between Richardson Bay and Highway 101, roughly five miles north of the Golden...
Jul 27, 2016

Last Stands

After an era of relative quiet compared to the so-called timber wars of the 1980s and '90s, conflict over logging in the forests of...
Jun 8, 2016

Crude Awakening

In recent years, oil corporations have intensified their push to make the San Francisco Bay Area and other areas of the West Coast into...
Feb 10, 2016

Sacred Ground

On the second day of 2016, I have gathered with Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria tribal councilmembers Lorelle Ross and Gene Buvelot to observe...
Oct 21, 2015

Forest for the Trees

The fight to save majestic coastal redwood groves in California has been waged for more than a century, starting with the campaign that created...