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Challenging The Russian River Gravel Mining Plan

In December 2010, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors authorized the Syar Industries to extract up to 350,000 tons of gravel from a 6.5 mile stretch of the Russian River every year, for a period of 15 years. The county’s own analysis concluded that the river can only naturally replenish about 181,000 tons of gravel per year. The excessive mining would therefore have exceeded the natural

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Damaging Russian River Gravel Mining Plan Challenged

Jan 06, 2011 After exhausting all other remedies, Russian Riverkeeper (Riverkeeper) and the Redwood Empire Chapter of Trout Unlimited (RETU) filed a lawsuit today challenging the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors’ December 7, 2010 approval of a massive gravel mining operation called the Syar Alexander Valley Instream Mining Project.

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Damaging Russian River Gravel Mining Plan Challenged

Jan 06, 2011 HEALDSBURG, Calif. After exhausting all other remedies, Russian Riverkeeper (Riverkeeper) and the Redwood Empire Chapter of Trout Unlimited (RETU) filed a lawsuit today challenging the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors' December 7, 2010 approval of a massive gravel mining operation called the Syar Alexander Valley Instream Mining Project.

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gravel-mining-hearing North Bay Report. Gravel mining hearing You could hardly ask for a more beautiful battleground than the middle reach of the Russian River, seen from above with the Town of Windsor on the right. One of the leading opponents of the Syar gravel mining extension is the Russian

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Gravel Mining Russian Riverkeeper

Gravel mining has played a significant role in the degradation of the Russian River’s water quality and biological habitat as well as damage to infrastructure due to mining lowering the riverbed. The gravels of the Russian River are highly valuable due to the need for durable hard rock needed for making strong earthquake resistant concrete

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Gravel Mining in the Russian River YouTube

Sep 10, 2010 Gravel mining along the Russian River, Sonoma County, CA. Help us put an end to gravel mining in the Russian River...go to russianriverkeeper for mor...

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County sued in attempt to halt Syar mining plans News

A legal challenge to the Syar gravel company’s Russian River mining plans arrived last week when environmental groups filed a lawsuit in Sonoma County Superior Court.

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Plan to mine gravel in Russian River draws fire SFGate

A lawsuit was filed Thursday challenging a plan to resume gravel mining in the Russian River through the picturesque Alexander Valley, the first project of its kind in a decade. The

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aggregate mining in russia ellul.nl

Sonoma County Gazette: Gravel Mining in the Russian River · Russian River at RiskYet Again Continued Gravel Mining Threatens Our River Valley Aquifer September 16 Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Hearing In a state where water is our most precious commodity and rivers are few and far between and aggregate can be mined from land

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HYDROLOGIC IMPACTS OF GRAVEL MINING ON TE RUSSIAN

HYDROLOGIC IMPACTS OF GRAVEL MINING ON TE RUSSIAN RIVER Simons, Li 8c Asociates, Inc. Prepared for: SONOMA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING . FINAL REPORT HYDROLOG IC IMPACTS OF GRAVEL MINING ON THE RUSSIAN RIVER Prepared for: Sonoma County Department of Planning Plan. The adopted plan consists of three parts. The aggregate mining plan

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Russian River Gravel Mining Settlement Lessens

The Russian River was once a world-famous fishing river. Damage from in-stream gravel mining to salmon and steelhead is well-documented. (Ingrid Taylar) Under the settlement, the mining company

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Gravel Mining Russian Riverkeeper Gravel Mining and the Russian River. Gravel extraction from the Russian River’s channel, gravel bars and floodplains has occurred since 1900 to supply aggregate needed for asphalt and Portland Cement Concrete for construction locally

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Inspiring the Community to Protect the Russian River Forever

entitled, “The Russian River in Peril”. Over three hundred people attended and a petition was sent to the Governor requesting a “Comprehensive Management Plan for the Russian River”. Over the next ten years battles over the approval of gravel mining projects, the listing of

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Damaging Russian River Gravel Mining Plan Challenged After exhausting all other remedies, Russian Riverkeeper (Riverkeeper) and the Redwood Empire Chapter of Trout Unlimited (RETU) filed a lawsuit today challenging the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors' December 7, 2010 approval of a massive gravel mining operation called the Syar Alexander

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Russian Riverkeeper Archives Enviro Updates

Among those challenging the wisdom of the proposed changes is the Russian Riverkeeper advocacy and stewardship group, whose leaders contend that even cutting the river flow will not be enough to keep the river estuary closed for young salmon in summer, given ocean dynamics that shift the sand bar at the river’s mouth so often.

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Water Archives Page 53 of 54 Enviro Updates

Two environmental groups have agreed to drop their lawsuit challenging a large, planned gravel mine in the Russian River in exchange for some near-term reductions in the level of instream mining and more input on annual operations. via Settlement OK’d ending lawsuit over Russian River gravel mining PressDemocrat.

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MetroActive News & Issues Russian River

A river ecosystem report. By Christopher Weir. Last month's listing of the Russian River steelhead trout as "threatened" under the federal Endangered Species Act may have generated more questions than answers, but it is the ugliest confirmation to date that Sonoma County is

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Activist's Corner Page 110 California River Watch

The announcement comes in response to a lawsuit filed by Earthjustice challenging the now discredited Bush logging plan. 2009 July 20, 2009 Categories Environmental Impacts, Food Agriculture Impacting Water, Gravel Mining Impacting watershed The Sonoma County Water Agency will be hosting a tour of its Russian River water supply system

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Terrace Management sonomacounty.ca.gov

Terrace mining will only be allowed within the designated portion of the Middle Reach area, as shown on Figure 7-11, located south of the Town of Windsor wells east of the Russian River and generally north of the well locations west of the river. New mining requires the approval of MR overlay zoning, a use permit, and a reclamation plan.

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About Mr. Volker Law Offices of Stephan C. Volker

Stephan C. Volker is Proprietor of the Law Offices of Stephan C. Volker in Oakland, California. A 1974 graduate of Martin Luther King School of Law at the University of California at Davis, Mr. Volker is a member of the state and federal bars of California and Alaska and the United States Supreme Court bar.

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PAGE ONE -- Which Way for Russian River? / Economic and

To Griffin, gravel mining, together with the wastewater discharges from the line of communities reaching from Ukiah to Jenner at the Russian's estuary, punish the river's Middle Reach with a one

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CITY OF UKIAH v. FORD GRAVEL CO INC FindLaw

The City now appeals from the judgment. The county has also appealed challenging one aspect of the trial court's decision. DISCUSSION. I.Background. For years considerable controversy has existed in Mendocino County concerning the extraction of gravel from the Russian River—not only by Ford but other gravel companies as well.

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Judge’s decision could halt Russian River gravel mining

The group filed the suit last fall after the Board of Supervisors in October of 2008 voted 3-2 in favor of Syar Industries request to extend a terrace gravel mining deadline past April of 2006. The 1994 ARM plan (certified in 1996) required a 10-year limit and called for the end of mining on the west side of the Russian River.

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Lawsuit Filed on Sonoma County Water Agency’s Water Plan

Mar 21, 2007 Santa Rosa On Monday, March 19, a broad coalition of community organizations representing conservationists, farmers, ranchers, fishermen and recreationists filed a lawsuit in Sonoma County Superior Court challenging the Sonoma County Water Agency’s (SCWA’s) recently-adopted Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP).

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PAGE ONE -- Which Way for Russian River? / Economic and

To Griffin, gravel mining, together with the wastewater discharges from the line of communities reaching from Ukiah to Jenner at the Russian's estuary, punish the river's Middle Reach with a one

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CITY OF UKIAH v. FORD GRAVEL CO INC FindLaw

The City now appeals from the judgment. The county has also appealed challenging one aspect of the trial court's decision. DISCUSSION. I.Background. For years considerable controversy has existed in Mendocino County concerning the extraction of gravel from the Russian River—not only by Ford but other gravel companies as well.

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Judge’s decision could halt Russian River gravel mining

The group filed the suit last fall after the Board of Supervisors in October of 2008 voted 3-2 in favor of Syar Industries request to extend a terrace gravel mining deadline past April of 2006. The 1994 ARM plan (certified in 1996) required a 10-year limit and called for the end of mining on the west side of the Russian River.

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Tough Economic Times Lead BoDean Asphalt Down a

May 02, 2012 Home Asphalt Tough Times Lead BoDean Down a the Russian River, the ARM Plan called for reduced terrace and in-stream gravel mining within the Middle Reach of the Russian River

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CITY OF UKIAH v. COUNTY OF MENDOCINO cnra.ca.gov

The City now appeals from the judgment. The county has also appealed challenging one aspect of the trial court's decision. DISCUSSION I. Background For years considerable controversy has existed in Mendocino County concerning the extraction of gravel from the Russian River--not only by Ford but by other gravel companies as well.

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“Seal the Deal!” Bay Nature

Apr 01, 2011 DP: Did you know that he had leased the floodplain to a gravel mining firm? MG: I didn’t find that out until later when I had seen all the papers. There was a legal document that said he had leased 50 acres on both sides of the Russian River to this mining firm for 25 years to skim gravel off the gravel bar. But they went down 60 feet!

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City of Ukiah v. County of Mendocino (1987

The City now appeals from the judgment. The county has also appealed challenging one aspect of the trial court's decision. Discussion. I. Background. For years considerable controversy has existed in Mendocino County concerning the extraction of gravel from the Russian River -- not only by Ford but by other gravel companies as well.

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Lawsuit Filed on Sonoma County Water Agency’s Water Plan

Mar 21, 2007 Santa Rosa On Monday, March 19, a broad coalition of community organizations representing conservationists, farmers, ranchers, fishermen and recreationists filed a lawsuit in Sonoma County Superior Court challenging the Sonoma County Water Agency’s (SCWA’s) recently-adopted Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP).

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Sierra Club v. County of Sonoma (1992) :: :: California

Among the mining operations described in the ARM Plan was terrace mining, which is carried out on the flood plain terraces adjacent to a river [6 Cal. App. 4th 1314] channel. fn. 3 An area of approximately 2,000 acres in the Middle Reach of the Russian River basin was designated as eligible for terrace mining use permits. Loss of prime soils

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Disputed quarry project wins court fight petaluma360

Jul 31, 2014 All of those cases have now been dismissed or settled, and the other two projects — the Dutra Materials asphalt plant outside of Petaluma and a Syar Industries gravel mine on the Russian River

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Russian River Fly Fishers January 2016 Volume 43 Number 1

Unrestricted gravel mining in the main river combined with the loss of habitat above growth have made it a challenge to ever return to the previous abundance. Now for the Hope. It’s not too late for the Russian River watershed and there are a lot of people who Russian River Fly Fishers.

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Environmental planning in regulation and management of

Another state agency, the California Coastal Conservancy, has entered the debate over the management of gravel mining along the Russian River by proposing a conceptual plan for the restoration of riparian habitat and the enhancement of public access along mined portions of the channel (Marcus, 1992). 3. Shortcomings of existing management 3.1.

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Attachment 2. Project Narrative California

Attachment 2. Project Narrative Mill Creek Barrier Removal and Riparian Restoration Project in Talmage Mendocino County Resource Conservation District 5 level set by the Russian River. The riparian vegetation along Mill Creek grows high on its banks, where the recurring cycle of deposition and re‐cutting does not wash them out of the system.

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Sierra Club v. County of Sonoma cnra.ca.gov

Among the mining operations described in the ARM Plan was terrace mining, which is carried out on the flood plain terraces adjacent to a river channel. [FN3] An area of approximately 2,000 acres in the Middle Reach of the Russian River basin was designated as eligible for terrace mining use permits.

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