Court Cases

CCFA and coho 2011: In which NMFS finally responds to the delisting petition

March 23, 2013

CCFA heard little substantive back from NMFS after we submitted our comments about their draft coho recovery plan. Homer T. (Bud) McCrary received the following response to his separate petition from NMFS, which rejected the points of the petition and added on a few more streams to the list for good measure.  Here is the […]

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Big win for Forestry in the Supreme Court

March 20, 2013

The forestry community across the country is buzzing with the news of the Supreme Court’s decision in Decker v. NEDC.  The Supreme Court voted 7-1 in favor of exempting forest roads from industrial runoff rules, as the EPA has done successfully for decades. This is a very big win for forestry.  NEDC has sued the […]

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Legislative Update, 3/18/2013 – CCFA supports legislation to repeal or amend the SRA fee

March 20, 2013

CCFA has sent letters of support for the following bills, all of which relate to the SRA fee or fire tax: AB 23, AB 124, SB 17 and SB 125.  AB 23, AB 124 and SB 17 all call for the repeal of the fee.  SB 125 exempts people who reside in a fire district […]

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Archived newsletters

March 20, 2013

This is a transitionsal action to reenter our archived newsletters. CCFA Volume 14, Issue 2-August 2014 CCFA Volume 14, Issue 1-June 2014ver2-5 CCFA Volume 13, Issue 1-July 2013  CCFA Volume 13, Issue 2-October 2013ver2  CCFA Volume 13, Issue3-February 2014-1  CCFA Volume 13, Issue 4-April 2014 CCFA Volume 12, Issue 1 Spring  CCFA Volume 12, Issue 2C Fall  CCFA Volume […]

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SRA Fees – Preparation for the Second Round of Billing has Commenced

March 12, 2013

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has advised us that CalFIRE is preparing the second round of billing for the State Responsibility Area Fee (the Fire Tax).  Even though the “fee” is being challenged by a lawsuit, CalFIRE will continue to bill every year until the class action lawsuit is resolved.  We can expect the lawsuit […]

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CCFA & Big Creek Lumber Co. vs County of Santa Cruz – a history

March 12, 2013

This dispute and the resultant lawsuit are the seminal forces that formed the Central Coast Forest Association and informed its purpose.  CCFA came together in 1998 to respond to predation on forestland owners by environmental activists using the Santa Cruz County government as their foil to enact ordinances to disable and eventually kill local timber […]

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CCFA and coho 2006: NMFS continues stonewalling while we publish our results

March 10, 2013

Complaint Regarding NMFS/NOAA Fisheries’ Failure to Comply with the Law by Reaching a Decision After 90 Days Concerning Our November 6, 2003 Petition James Buchal filed a complaint on Bud McCrary’s requiring NMFS to respond to his petition as required by law. Bud’s petition to delist the coho salmon south of San Francisco was received […]

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2005: CCFA and Big Creek Lumber Company vs. California Fish and Game Commission, Answer to Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Complaint for Declaratory Judgment

March 10, 2013

This response was submitted by California Fish and Game Commission 28 December 2005. ccfavcfgc28december2005

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2005: Letter to Russ Strach, Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Region

March 10, 2013

Letter submitted by James Buchal 5 December 2005. lettertostrach5dec05

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2005: Fax from Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project Big Creek (Kingfisher Flat) Hatchery manager, Dave Streig

March 10, 2013

This fax acknowledges some of the erroneous conclusions reached by Pete Adams, Fisheries Branch Chief, NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz Laboratory, regarding early coho populations south of San Francisco. 29 November 2005. faxfromstreig29nov05

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