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Redwood Chapter is a geographically vast region and is composed of six local Groups, with more than ten thousand members. MAP

Pt Arena-Stornetta National Monument

Monumental News: The Point Arena-Stornetta National Monument
Permanent protection of the Point Arena-Stornetta area has long been one of the Redwood Chapter’s top conservation priorities.

On March 11, 2014 President Obama signed a proclamation adding the 1665-acre Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands to the California Coastal National Monument.

Read the story in Needles.

McGuire & Ed Shaking Hands

WILDERNESS 50 Celebration, and a Look Towards the Future
On January 31 more than 50 Chapter, Group and Outings leaders, other committed Sierra Club volunteers and some of our generous donors gathered at the Steele Lane community center in Santa Rosa for a convivial reception celebrating the publication of Redwood Chapter’s Guidebook to the 21 designated federal and state wilderness areas in our geographic area. Read more in Needles.

Jim Hench at Bull Island in the Napa River marshes, 2007

Jim Hench, Protector of the Napa River
After seven years of intermittent struggle with cancer, our friend and foremost friend of the Napa River, Jim Hench, died on February 28, 2014 in Napa, California.

Jim was always involved with outdoor sports and in 1970 he began canoeing on the Napa River and its marshes. The river was little known to residents, and Jim became its ambassador, introducing many to the lush growth and wildlife viewed from water level. As a leader of Napa-Solano Audubon Society, he helped write an atlas of local breeding birds.

Read more in Needles.



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Water Resource Issues in the Klamath Basin
In June, the Redwood Chapter was very proud to have played an instrumental role helping the Sierra Club craft a position paper on Klamath River issues, in time to submit it into the record of a Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee hearing held on June 20. The complete letter, which is impassioned, detailed, and authoritative, can be downloaded here.


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