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by Tom Hopkins
Sun May 01, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Keep Big Sur Wild!
Replies: 0
Views: 712

Keep Big Sur Wild!

Our local Congressman Sam Farr is holding a public meeting Saturday, June 18th, 2011 in Big Sur to discuss new legislation that would further protect public wild lands on the Big Sur coast and in the Ventana backcountry. The meeting will be held at The Big Sur Lodge conference room in Pfeiffer Big S...
by Tom Hopkins
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: New Attack on Wilderness
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: New Attack on Wilderness

The full text of McCarthy's Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011, HR 1581, is now posted on the Library of Congress website at: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.1581: If you value unspoiled wild public lands please take a stand on this issue and call your congressional repr...
by Tom Hopkins
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Big Sur Population Growth
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

Re: Big Sur Population Growth

CARMEL PINE CONE March 25, 2011 By Chris Counts Census Figures Cast Doubt On Familiar Land Use Complaints If the numbers in the new census are true, then the world is turning upside down in Big Sur and Carmel Valley. According to the 2010 census, Big Sur’s population has grown a staggering 45 percen...
by Tom Hopkins
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Judge Protects Los Padres NF From Forest Service
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Judge Protects Los Padres NF From Forest Service

Judge Protects Forest From Forest Service By SONYA ANGELICA DIEHN, COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE, March 10, 2011 SAN JOSE (CN) - A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction to protect imperiled species on the remaining 600 miles of a $1 million roadside-clearing project in Central California's Los P...
by Tom Hopkins
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Big Sur Population Growth
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

Big Sur Population Growth

An article in today’s Monterey County Herald reports a significant increase in Big Sur’s population based on recently released data from the 2010 Census. The Herald reports that: The Big Sur CCD [Census County Division], which was called the Coastal CCD in the previous census, had 1,710 residents in...
by Tom Hopkins
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Hearing Scheduled on Big Sur River
Replies: 6
Views: 1536

Re: Hearing Scheduled on Big Sur River

For a very clear explanation and analysis of El Sur Ranch’s water grab on the Big Sur River check out what the really smart folks at Xasauan Today have to say about it at: http://xasauantoday.com/2011/02/04/free-pass/
by Tom Hopkins
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: The Indians Area
Replies: 4
Views: 3239

Milpitas SIA Collaborative Management Plan

The Forest Service has released a draft Milpitas Special Interest Area Collaborative Management Plan which can be viewed on the LPNF web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gjAwhwtDDw9_AI8zPyhQoY6BdkOyoCAGixyPg!/?ss=110507&navtype=BROWSEBY...
by Tom Hopkins
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Hearing Scheduled on Big Sur River
Replies: 6
Views: 1536

Hearing Scheduled on Big Sur River Delayed

Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 12:03:38 -0800 From: PMurphey@waterboards.ca.gov Subject: Reschedule El Sur Ranch water right hearing Ladies and Gentlemen: The hearing officers have decided to move the hearing dates to Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17, 2011. Notices of Intent to Appear are now due on Th...
by Tom Hopkins
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Hearing Scheduled on Big Sur River
Replies: 6
Views: 1536

Re: Hearing Scheduled on Big Sur River

For background on this issue follow the link below to the State Water Board web page devoted to the El Sur Ranch application. The page includes the Draft Environmental Impact Report prepared by El Sur’s consultant. It also includes comment letters from over fifteen conservation organizations and sta...
by Tom Hopkins
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Big Sur History Books
Replies: 5
Views: 1462

Re: Big Sur History Books

Another history of Big Sur, still in print, is Jeff Norman’s Images of America: Big Sur now available on-line from the Henry Miller Memorial library at: http://store.henrymiller.org/index.php? ... cts_id=228