We’ve all heard about the current epidemic running wild through our local forests. Bark beetles have claimed numerous victims and the devastation continues with no sign of stopping. Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in our forests on October 30, 2015. CAL FIRE has issued Drought Mortality Exemptions that allow landowners to forgo the typical process of being approved for projects and undergoing environmental compliance checks and allows loggers and foresters to remove these dead and dying trees at their own discretion.
On a warm spring day 41 curious adolescents hiked hand-in-hand or were pushed in wheelchairs outside in the open air April 6 at Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Burton Homestead. Students from Nevada Union High School’s Special Education Department and boys and girls basketball teams were learning, exploring and all smiles.
Join Bear Yuba Land Trust, BriarPatch Co-op and E. Emmet Brady, creator and host of the Insect News Network (INN), for a full engaging day with tours and lectures learning about local pollinators on Tuesday, Sept. 15.