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To hear this interview with University of British Columbia Forest Ecology Professor, Suzanne Simard, about her work and her book, FINDING THE MOTHER TREE: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2021/05/04/suzanne-simard-finding-the-mother-tree-discovering-the-wisdom-of-the-forest/

It also includes the lyrics to Requiem for a Forest by Eric Funk & performed by Roots in the Sky

LITTLE RIVER, 4/30/21 -- The town of Mendocino is already at a stage three water shortage and eyeing a stage four, which would trigger mandatory 40% reductions in water allotments for all users, according to district superintendent Ryan Rhoades. The Mendocino Community Services District Board is holding a meeting May 3, at which they are expected to raise the drought level.

LITTLE RIVER, 4/30/21 -- The town of Mendocino is already at a stage three water shortage and eyeing a stage four, which would trigger mandatory 40% reductions in water allotments for all users, according to district superintendent Ryan Rhoades. The Mendocino Community Services District Board is holding a meeting May 3, at which they are expected to raise the drought level.

To hear this interview with vox.com legal journalist, Ian Millhiser, about his latest book, THE AGENDA: HOW A REPUBLICAN SUPREME COURT IS RESHAPING AMERICA, click on this link:  https://forthright.media/2021/04/22/ian-millhiser-the-agenda-how-a-republican-supreme-court-is-reshaping-america/

4/22/21 -- It’s no secret that our county, along with the entire state, is in a drought. Lake Mendocino is at a historic low, Fort Bragg’s main source of water is flowing at half its normal level, and Ukiah water manager reckons that parts of the Russian River may run dry towards the end of the drought year. But what will that mean for Mendocino County residents? 

LITTLE RIVER, 4/15/21 - Inland reservoirs have hit historic lows, the coast is preparing to rely on trucking water in from out of town, and dry, hot weather is on the horizon. On Monday, First District County Supervisor Glen McGourty held a "water workshop," where water leaders from around the region came together to discuss the drought and how it should be handled.

Jim Culp reports on the potential sale of The Woods, a senior living community in Little River, where residents are organizing to put in their own offer on the property. Established in the late 1960s by architect Paul Tay, The Woods is currently home to 166 residents in 109 manufactured houses spread over 37 acres. Residents pay from $682 to $956 per month for "land rent," and fear that these rents will rise if the property is sold to an outside investor.

Deep-sea Exploration

Apr 13, 2021

  Journey to the bottom of the sea with Dr. James Barry of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute as he describes their cutting-edge research using Remotely Operated Vehicles to examine the seafloor. Dr.

To hear this Forthright Radio interview with Rob Dunn about his latest book, DELICIOUS: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2021/04/07/rob-dunn-delicious-the-evolution-of-flavor-and-how-it-made-us-human/

Teresa and Scott Mercer looking for whales south of the Point Arena bluff on Friday, March 12.
Lana Cohen / KZYX

POINT ARENA, 3/26/21 - When the weather is favorable, Teresa (Tree) and Scott Mercer drive out to the end of the windy Point Arena bluff, right near the lighthouse, where they position themselves above the rocky shore line in two camping chairs pointing south, out to sea. Snacks at the ready and binoculars in hand, they settle in for a four to seven hour stint of whale watching. 

To hear this interview with award winning science writer, Carl Zimmer, about his latest book, LIFE’S EDGE: THE SEARCH FOR WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ALIVE, and to get links to articles cited, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2021/03/16/carl-zimmer-lifes-edge-the-search-for-what-it-means-to-be-alive/

Lana Cohen / KZYX

LITTLE RIVER, 3/13/2021 -- Teresa Sholars has lived on the Mendocino Coast for 50 years, studying the diverse ecosystems that make up our small corner of the planet. Yesterday, Sholars took me out to the headlands, the flat bluffs that overlook the pacific, to look at the wildflowers which are just starting to appear, marking the beginning of spring. 

 

Jim Culp talks to longtime members of the Mendocino County Network listserve, an unmoderated forum that attracts people countywide. Despite the trolls who take advantage of such an opportunity, members say the communication tool is worth it.

To hear this interview with Columbia U. Law Professor, John C. Coffee, Jr. about his book, CORPORATE CRIME & PUNISHMENT: The Crisis of Underenforcement, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2021/03/04/john-c-coffee-jr-corporate-crime-punishment-the-crisis-of-underenforcement/

Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Little River - At the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection’s eight-hour-long meeting Wednesday, Cal Fire directors discussed the upcoming 2021 fire season, timber harvest plan sales, fire safe regulations, and carbon sequestration.

 

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