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Rutherford Dust Society

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A group of Napa Valley winemakers and grape growers that, among other things, formed the Rutherford Dust Restoration Team (RDRT or "our dirt") to help restore the Napa River.

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Friends of the Napa River

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Friends of the Napa River is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to the restoration, protection and celebration of the Napa River and its watershed. Their home is in the old Sawyer Tannery at 68 Coombs St. They are a diverse group, providing the community's voice for a healthy river that has been neglected too long.

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The River Through Time

July 13, 2012 by Robin Grossinger

There's a lot more to the Napa Valley than wineries and fancy food. Look closely and the landscape reveals clues to a past full of greater ecological complexity, from beaver ponds to vast freshwater marshes. New research into that history may point the way to a more biodiverse future.

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Big Plans for Wild Lands

April 01, 2011 by Glen Martin

When it comes to the challenge of preserving biodiversity in the face of climate change, population growth, and other pressures, you have to think big. A new regional plan does just that with a proposal for a comprehensive Conservation Lands Network whose implementation would help ensure the preservation of diverse habitats essential for the survival of healthy populations of native species.

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Valley of Water and Wine

January 01, 2007 by Glen Martin

The Napa Valley was once a place of enormous natural bounty, fed by a vibrant, healthy river teeming with salmon and steelhead. Today, the valley is more famous for its managed bounty of grapes and fine wine. The river, hemmed in by vineyards, has too often been relegated to the status of a waste canal. But now a unique alliance of growers and scientists has come together to give the Napa's upper reach a chance to regain some of its wildness.

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Looking Ahead on the Napa River

January 01, 2007 by Dan Rademacher

In our January-March 2007 feature, “Valley of Water and Wine,” we highlight the innovative work of landowners along the Napa ...

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Book Review: The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable

October 01, 2002 by Tatiana Siegel

by Gretchen C. Daily and Katherine Ellison Island Press, 2002 260 pages, $25 Hell hath no fury like a pent-up ...

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