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  • California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional Report

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    As the State works to solve the water crisis in California, the potential for redirected impacts in the Mountain Counties Area is acute....

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  • California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters

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    California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Mountainous regions provide most of the state’s water supply. But major problems loom— from a growing risk of wildfires to a shrinking snowpack....

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  • Environmental Health Risks from Abandoned Mines in the Sierra Nevada

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    Environmental Health Risks from Abandoned Mines in the Sierra Nevada

    The Sierra Fund | June 9, 2014...
    Summary

    The widespread pollution from Gold Rush mining activities, including mercury, arsenic and lead, constitutes the oldest and longest neglected environmental justice problem in...

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  • Forest Management (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Forest Management (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
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    Forest lands in California, the majority of which are in the middle to high elevation foothills and mountains, produce a diverse array of...

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  • Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests

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    Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests

    Public Policy Institute of California | September 18, 2017...
    Summary

    California’s headwater forests are not thriving under current management practices, and changes are needed to make them more resilient to periodic drought and...

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  • Instream Flow Studies for the Protection of Public Trust Resources: A Prioritized Schedule and Estimate of Costs

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    Instream Flow Studies for the Protection of Public Trust Resources: A Prioritized Schedule and Estimate of Costs

    California State Water Resources Control Board | February 18, 2011...
    Summary

    Chapter 5 of the 2009-10 Seventh Extraordinary Session (SB X7 1, Simitian) directs the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to...

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  • Mining’s Toxic Legacy: An Initiative to Address Mining Toxins in the Sierra Nevada

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    Mining’s Toxic Legacy: An Initiative to Address Mining Toxins in the Sierra Nevada

    The Sierra Fund | March 1, 2008...
    Summary

    The purpose of this report is to present current information on the nature and extent of mining toxins in the Sierra, the problems...

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  • Native American use of fire (and its effects on water)

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    Native American use of fire (and its effects on water)

    | January 30, 2014...
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    Native Americans have a long history of traditional fire use on Mother Earth. Fire use promoted their desired ecological state of the environment....

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  • The State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests

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    The State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests

    Sierra Nevada Conservancy | October 2, 2014...
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    There is a growing understanding that many Sierra Nevada forests are not healthy and that overgrown forests are susceptible to disease and intense...

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  • Tribal-Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the Use of Fire

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    Tribal-Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the Use of Fire

    Department of Water Resources | September 9, 2014...
    Summary

    A memo written by Ron W. Goode, Tribal Chairman, North Fork Mono Tribe on Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the use of fire.  This...

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