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Students learn about hydrology, wildlife, forests, climate and ecology

Calaveras Big Trees State Park in June graduated 25 students from its California Naturalist Program. Students completed 40 hours of class time, immersing themselves in the geology, hydrology, wildlife, forests, climate and ecology of California with a... Learn More

*New: Calaveras Board of Supervisor Meetings current and live streaming

For current and live streaming Board of Supervisors meeting videos, visit Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meetings page and look for Video links. For recent and archived BOS videos, visit Media Center for Board of Supervisor Meetings. For Planning... Learn More

Weekly ReCAP of Calaveras planning and land use news

Weekly ReCAP for July 14  Read More

New approach needed for small town housing

Here is an article from Center for Rural Affairs that discusses ideas for addressing housing affordability and supply in rural areas.  Read More

A New Service Comes to District 2

A NEW SERVICE IN DISTRICT 2 Begins in August. Thanks to the enthusiastic turn out at the Lunch and Learn Program by Mountain Ranch Resource Center and The Hive: a Butte Fire Recovery Center <>, Community... Learn More

Foothill Conservancy welcomes new executive director

Foothill Conservancy welcomes new Executive Director Amanda C. Nelson The 27-year old, Jackson-based Foothill Conservancy is pleased to announce that Amanda C. Nelson has joined the organization as its new executive director. Amanda comes to the local,... Learn More

Legal Planet Energy & Climate Are Hot News

Some of it is bad news — but despite Trump, there are many positive signs. Read Article in Legal Planet  Read More

Video: Toxic Taps: Why Small California Communities Face Unsafe Water

In the first video of  “Toxic Taps” series,  hear from the people who are running small water systems in the San Joaquin Valley and the challenges they face treating contaminated water with limited resources. Watch this video and more in Water... Learn More

Getting to the Roots of California’s Drinking Water Crisis

The epicenter of the state’s drinking water catastrophe is in the San Joaquin Valley, where 200,000 people have struggled to obtain clean, safe water for decades. Read Article in Water Deeply, July 10, 2017  Read More

Is Brown’s massive water project the right project right now?

“The costs estimated by the State are $17 billion, but nobody really thinks it’s going to be just $17 billion,” says Peter Gleick, the president emeritus of the Pacific Institute . Read  Article in California Magazine, UC Berkeley, June 19  Read More

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