The Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Chapter

Sunrise at Yosemite © Dennis Sheridan




Sierra Club Yodeler
ISSN 8750-5681
Published bi-monthly by the
San Francisco Bay Chapter
Sierra Club

Conservation News

Keep powerlines out of our parks!
The Transmission Authority of Northern California (TANC) has proposed a system of new high-power, large-tower transmission lines stretching from Santa Clara to northern Lassen County.

Mokelumne River's Electra Run
Don't flood Middle Bar and Electra Run
EBMUD Water Plan threatens miles of the Mokelumne River.

Plan would coordinate east Alameda County conservation
The Sierra Club is taking part in the Eastern Alameda County Conservation Strategy (EACCS), a planning process intended to bring coordination to conservation efforts in eastern Alameda County.

Alameda initiative delayed to next year
SunCal has proposed thousands of new homes and up to 3,000,000 sq. ft. of retail and commercial space for Alameda Point.

Gathering signatures in support of a free Arboretum. Photo by Nancy McNally
No fees for Strybing Arboretum
Community organizing wins response from Supervisors.

Deteriorating trail at Twin Peaks. Photo courtesy RPD
San Francisco open-space updates
Natural Areas DEIR, Sharp Park, Trails program, Recreation and Open Space Element, RPD manager.

San Francisco lessingia. Photo by Will Elder
Presidio updates
Presidio proposals prompt opposition


Los Medanos Hills
Will LAFCO give Pittsburg developers free rein in Los Medanos Hills?
A vote scheduled by Contra Costa's obscure but powerful Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) may make it harder to ward development from the Los Medanos Hills between Pittsburg and Concord.

West Marin Coastal Plan is in trouble
Marin is in danger of losing the strong rules that have long protected our glorious coast.

Democracy requires majority rule

On June 2 the City Council formally adopted its Climate Action Plan (CAP).

El Cerrito has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help cut greenhouse gases and build a more sustainable community.

Sunset Reservoir
San Francisco will build the largest municipal solar project in the United States, and the largest photovoltaic array in California, thanks to a campaign by a blue-green coalition of environmental and workforce groups led by the Sierra Club.


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