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The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation aims to enhance the ecological value of California rice fields to sustain waterbirds and other wildlife in the Sacramento Valley.

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Opinion: Why Save Farmland and Habitat in Natomas?

Former Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo, and Susan Herre of the Environmental Council of Sacramento, take issue with a recent SacBee article and reject plans for unbridled development in Natomas.

(May 9, 2022) → Read the full The Natomas Buzz report
Wilton Rancheria Tribal Leaders Discuss Sky River Casino

Chris Franklin, Wilton Rancheria’s executive director of economic development, and chief administrator Dahlton Brown, spoke at the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce’s April 29 luncheon.

(May 6, 2022) → Read the full Elk Grove Citizen report

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Image caption: SB 35 aims to make it easier for developers to build projects that include significant amounts of affordable housing units.
SB35, California’s Key Affordable Housing Law, Explained

SB 35 is one of California’s most important affordable housing laws. Here’s what it does, and a look at how well it’s working.

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Getting to Yes

In which we ponder how to make things better in a climate of no.

Image caption: Proponents of SB 9 and SB 10 hope the legislation will make it easier for California to increase its housing stock.
California Split

Two controversial bills finally pass, opening up at least the possibility that single-family lots could be used to provide more housing options.

Image caption: LAFCOs were created in part to rein in suburban sprawl.
LAFCOs Are No Joke: The Boards That Set Government Boundaries

What’s a LAFCO? That’s the odd-sounding acronym for the independent boards that get a grip on suburban sprawl and government inefficiency.

Image caption: A Senate bill to create zoning laws that promote affordable housing has been met with protest in Santa Cruz.
Bill to Allow More Housing Meets Protest in Santa Cruz

A State Senate bill would allow quick rezoning for multi-family housing, as a new research study reveals the high cost of single-family zoning laws.

Image caption: Participants in a recent board meeting of the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee discuss affordable housing in the wake of a pandemic-fueled boom in real estate prices.
Paradise Found

A pandemic-fueled real estate boom has exploded in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Mountain Housing Council is working to ensure that locals can keep their own little slices of heaven.

Image caption: Lighthouse Field in Santa Cruz, which might be a huge resort if not for the Coastal Commission.
The Public Shore Protectors

The future of 1,100 miles of spectacular coastline is in the hands of the California Coastal Commission, which is beloved by coastal environmentalists, notorious among those who favor development, and little-known in the inland parts of the state.

Image caption: Cal Fire personnel engaged in live fire training in Williams, California.
Fighting Fire With Fire

What is California’s Forest Management Task Force and what does it do?

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