Author: Lennie Roberts

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Ainsley Timber Harvest Plan Threatens Butano State Park

Lennie Roberts, CGF’s San Mateo Legislative Advocate, submitted these public comments on the proposed Timber Harvest Plan of the Ainsley Forest. January 23, 2006 Ms. Leslie MarkhamDeputy Chief, Forest PracticeCalifornia Department of Forestry and Fire Protection135 Ridgeway AvenueSanta Rosa, CA 95401 Re: THP 1-06-127 SMO, Ainsley Forest LLC Dear Ms. Markham, The Committee for Green...

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CGF Letter to YMCA Encouraging a Stewarship Approach to Camp Jones Gulch

Lennie Roberts, CGF’s San Mateo County Advocate, wrote this letter to the YMCA in December urging them to consider a more stewardship-based approach to managing the land at Camp Jones Gulch. The YMCA has now established a Stewardship Advisory Committee to review their timber harvesting plans and to help the camp develop alternatives to the...

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CGF Letter on Camp Jones Gulch County Use Permit Application

Lennie Roberts, CGF’s San Mateo County Representative, sent this letter to San Mateo County concerning the YMCA-Camp Jones Gulch’s application for a use permit. February 14, 2007 George Bergman, Zoning Hearing Officer455 County CenterRedwood City, CA 94062 Re: PLN 2003-00377 – Item #5 on ZHO Agenda, February 15, 2007 Dear Mr. Bergman, On behalf of...

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Commercial Timber Harvesting and Fire Hazards at YMCA Camp Jones Gulch

Lennie Roberts, CGF’s San Mateo County Legislative Advocate, attended yesterday’s hearing at Camp Jones Gulch about the YMCA’s plans to log part of the camp. One of the issues has been how best to reduce the threat of fire within the camp. Lennie presented this information about the qualities of a redwood forest that make...

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Two Good Decisions!

We have had two very encouraging decisions in the courts this week. First, San Mateo Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman upheld LAFCo and County Elections on their conduct of the protest process for the MROSD (Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District) coastal expansion. And today, the California Supreme Court rejected Big Creek Lumber’s petition for...

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