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People Who Give Us Hope: Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail of Pie Ranch
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People Who Give Us Hope: Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail of Pie Ranch

Visionary, inclusive, equitable, and regenerative are just a few adjectives woven into the community that Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail have built at Pie Ranch over the past eighteen years. Now, in addition to COVID-19, they face tremendous new challenges due to destruction of some critical parts of the farm’s infrastructure, including the historic Steele Ranch...

From the Valley to the Coast: Setting the Table for the Future of Farming
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From the Valley to the Coast: Setting the Table for the Future of Farming

For over half a century, Green Foothills has worked to preserve farmland, because local, well managed farms are indispensable to our community’s resilience. Here in our region, our local farms not only offer us fresh healthy food, but they also provide us with open space, carbon sequestration, flood control, fire hazard mitigation, and wildlife habitat,...

Victory Over the Trump Administration!
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Victory Over the Trump Administration!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve won our lawsuit against the Trump administration over their decision to abandon Clean Water Act jurisdiction for the Cargill salt ponds. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled on Monday that the Trump administration ignored its own regulations and misapplied the law in its decision. Now the Trump administration will...

Ask the San Jose General Plan Task Force to Protect Coyote Valley
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Ask the San Jose General Plan Task Force to Protect Coyote Valley

On October 29, the San Jose General Plan Task Force will have the opportunity to choose a new future for Coyote Valley — a future that’s focused on nature, not industrial development. Please email the Task Force to tell them to protect Coyote Valley! A New Vision For Coyote Valley Last year, the City of...

Reflections on the CZU Fires: How Do We Plan for the Future?
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Reflections on the CZU Fires: How Do We Plan for the Future?

In the midst of this catastrophic wildfire season, we need to reassess our approach to fire risk reduction. We cannot rely only on removal of fuel through prescribed burns or forest thinning; instead, we must also restrict new building in fire-prone areas and ensure that existing homes are made fire-resilient. It’s up to us to...

Stop the Lehigh Expansion
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Stop the Lehigh Expansion

In the foothills just west of Cupertino, the Lehigh Permanente Quarry forms a 3500-acre scar in the otherwise green and undeveloped hillsides of the Santa Cruz Mountains. For decades, mining operations there have discharged toxic selenium into Permanente Creek and contributed to air pollution, noise, and dust in the region. Up until now, Lehigh’s mining...

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