Ken Brower Discusses Point Reyes; Action Items You Can Do
‘Saving Point Reyes National Seashore’
Webinar & Discussion
Weds. June 24th
Kenneth Brower has authored numerous books about the environment, national parks, and natural places including the series “The Earth's Wild Places.” His most widely read book on Yosemite is in over 1,200 WorldCat libraries. Many of his books have been published by the National Geographic Society and several have been translated into other languages. Ken is the oldest son of the late environmentalist David R. Brower, founder of several organizations, such as Friends of the Earth and Earth Island Institute. David Brower also served as the first Executive Director of the Sierra Club and was instrumental in Kennedy signing National Seashore authorizing legislation. Today, Ken Brower continues to advocate for environmental conservation.
Ken joins a team of local activists, conservationists, biologists, film-makers and local leaders to discuss the fate of our backyard paradise and how it’s being threatened by pollution, habitat loss and giveaways to private industry. RSVP to join the conversation: https://form.jotform.com/201678311786966 Bring your questions and comments. And as always, thank you for caring enough to get informed, engaged and advocating for our National Seashore.
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POINT REYES: A WILDERNESS IN PERIL
Hello Everyone! We hope you enjoyed the presentations from Laura Cunningham and Skyler Thomas on last night's webinar. A big thank you to both of them for being so generous with their time in doing this. In case you missed it, Skyler showed one of his short videos of Laura in the field explaining how true carbon sequestration works. Laura then presented her presentation on the Myths of 'Conservation Grazing." You can watch the recording of the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr-YgS2iysM&feature=youtu.be
SAVE THE DATE! Next Weds. June 24th at 6pm on our webinar - Join Kenneth Brower in conversation on 'Saving Point Reyes National Seashore'
In the news, the NPS has delayed the release the Environmental Impact Statement until "early summer" according to Melanie Gunn, Outreach Coordinator, Point Reyes National Seashore. No further information has been made available. At this time, we continue to urge you to speak out to those who will decide the fate of our Seashore. Even if you've written before, please take a moment to contact these people! Send them your letters and let them know we are watching. ACTION ITEMS:
Keep the pressure on! Call/write Raul Grijalva (firstname.lastname@example.org). As the Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, Grijalva presides over this committee so it is vital that we reach out to him to protect what is truly our greatest natural resource in this area. More info here.
Write/Email: Woody Smeck (email@example.com), the new Regional Director in charge of ALL parks in NPS’s Western Region
VOLUNTEER / DONATE:
Laura Cunningham of Western Watersheds Project has made herself available to support the education and advocacy of PRNS. See here.
Skyler Thomas, local filmmaker, has spent years documenting threats to our National Seashore and providing free content to inform and educate the public. Skyler needs volunteers, donations and equipment to keep his important work going. See here.
Chance Cutrano of Resource Renewal Institute is on the front lines fighting for the restoration of PRNS. See here.
Curious about how grazing affects carbon sequestration? Follow the science. Read this new expanded paper by Laura Cunningham, CA Director of Western Watersheds Project THE IMPACTS OF LIVESTOCK GRAZING ON BIOLOGICAL SOIL CRUSTS (AND CLIMATE CHANGE)
Thank you all for your continued attention and action. We can and must save Point Reyes Seashore! Your letters and calls ARE making a difference! Please keep it up! Tell your friends, family members and other community leaders to bombard these folks with comments, questions, concerns over cattle grazing, shooting tule elk, degrading native plants and coastal prairies, making water quality pollution a human health concern. Tell them the public wants to restore native tule elk, wildlife, and recreational opportunities. Not subsidize a few private cattle ranchers. We are watching! Thank you!