Comments and Appeals to Sequoia National Forest and other Agencies about Projects that Affect the Southern Sierra Nevada

Sequoia ForestKeeper assures environmentally sound compliance with the laws through participation in project-level planning, commenting, appealing, and when necessary litigating proposed projects that could negatively affect the ecosystems of the southern Sierra Nevada, including the Giant Sequoia National Monument and Forest (GSNM). Comments specifically about GSNM projects are found here. http://www.sequoiaforestkeeper.org/comments_and_appeals.aspx

Click on any of the links below to view our latest comments and appeals about projects in Sequoia National Forest and Southern Sierra Nevada lands.
 
Comments and Appeals
 
17 March 2017
 
15 March 2017
 
15 March 2017

27 February 2017
14 February 2017 - updated and corrected submission
In the previous January 17, 2017 submission by Wasteful Unreasonable Methane Uprising, Sequoia ForestKeeper a spreadsheet set concerning global GHG emissions and global surface temperature change values was submitted. A few minor errors concerning notes on Sheet 1, lines 57, 58, and 70 have been corrected, as well as a few other changes have been incorporated.
1. Recalculated Anthropogenic GHG Emissions Global Surface Temperature Change 1950-2016
 
Attachments
5.Producción de energía a partir de los gases rúminales del bovino (Energy production from bovine ruminant gases.)
 
12 January 2017
CARB Natural Working Lands Modeling comment on the urgent need to increase net carbon sequestration.
Find other comments posted about the CARB lands modeling here.
21 November 2016 
19 September 2016
13 September 2016

25 August 2016

17 August 2016 

26 May 2016
The California Air Resources Board is attempting to regulate carbon emission, yet they don't address the methane contribution of the livestock industry or the carbon emitted by burning biomass. Sequoia ForestKeeper: Ara Marderosian, Wasteful Unreasonable Methane Uprising: Todd Shuman, and Ventura County Climate Hub: Jan Dietrick outline their concerns in this comment letter. 
Attachments:
Climate impact of beef: an analysis considering multiple time scales and production methods without use of global warming potentials. RT Pierrehumbert {Grass fed vs feedlot Eshel Pierrehumbert 2015}
Letter from Center for Biological Diversity and Climate Change Law Foundation to CARB on their Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy and Draft
Environmental Analysis, May 26, 2016. {16 05 26 Final CBD SLCP Strategy comments}
New use of global warming potentials to compare cumulative and short-lived climate pollutants. Myles R. Allen, et al. {Allen et al on SLCP GWP 2016}
Offsetting methane emissions — An alternative to emission equivalence metrics.
A.R. Lauder, et al. {Lauder et al 2012}
Short-Lived Climate Pollution. R.T. Pierrehumbert {Pierrehumbert on SLCPs}

25 May 2016

May 23, 2016
Comment letter 1 on the Tobias Logging Project on the Western Divide District of Sequoia National Forest. The Forest Service is planning on logging green trees from a forest that has suffered a die-off of 90 million trees.

13 April 2016

March 31, 2016

March 15, 2016

March 3, 2016

February 4, 2016

(February first was a very busy day commenting on the Sequoia-Sierra National Forest Plan Revision Species of Concern (or lack of concern as evidenced by the Forest Service paying little heed to the Best Available Science))

February 1, 2016

SFK discusses in brief 25 species of concern that are missing from the Forest Service draft list.

February 1, 2016
Submitted general concerns about the approach and documentation for the determination of Species of Conservation Concern and comments related to the determinations for individual species.

February 1, 2016
These comments are submitted in addition to the comments submitted by Sierra Forest Legacy on behalf of multiple organizations on the Draft Proposed SCC lists for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. 

February 1, 2016

January 28, 2016


January 25, 2016
Attachment A - March 27, 2014
Attachment B - September 11, 2013
Attachment C - Zielinski e-mail to Voss  
Attachment E1 - Summit & Adjacent Projects 
Attachment E2 - Cumulative Projects

December 29, 2015

 
 
 

November 23, 2015
 

November 20, 2015
 

October 19, 2015
 

October 16, 2015
 

July 29, 2015
 
Please find more information in our letter to SWRCB (State Water Resources Control Board){http://sequoiaforestkeeper.org/pdfs/comment_letters/150706-4_SWRCB_comment_6-8-2015_TUCP_RE_4-6-2015_TUCO.pdf} and write your comment to SWRCB and email to Rick Satkowski.
Please address the petition by including the following subject heading:
RE: June 8, 2015 Temporary Urgency Change Petition Concerning SWP/CVP and Water Deliveries, in relation to the April 6, 2015 TUCO
 

July 6, 2015

These two pdfs contain the SFK and WURU objections that were submitted as an addendum to our previous complaints that current SWRCB orders, which enable water diversions to commercial industry, damage the environment without regard to impacts to wildlife or the public trust.


June 19, 2015

The use of irrigated water for livestock feed crop production is both wasteful and unreasonable during this time of drought in California; such use also conflicts with the “waste or unreasonable use” section of the California Constitution.


February 28, 2015

Tobias Project FEIS Scoping Comments for Sequoia ForestKeeper ®, Kern-Kaweah Chapter of the Sierra Club, & Western Watersheds Project


December 1, 2014


December 16, 2013

SFK Comments to USDA about USFS Ski Area Recreation Areas not becoming Amusement Parks



July 29, 2013


May 24, 2013


April 15, 2013


April 5, 2013


Mar. 22, 2013


Mar. 22, 2013


Feb. 28, 2013


Nov. 10, 2012


Sept. 17, 2012


Aug. 30, 2012


Aug. 8, 2012


May 21, 2012


May 21, 2012


May 11, 2012


Jan. 30, 2012


Nov. 18, 2011


Nov. 17, 2011


Oct. 27, 2011


Sept. 6, 2011


Aug. 11, 2011


Aug. 5, 2011


Apr. 28, 2011


Mar. 9, 2011


Aug. 2, 2010