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2014-07-28 13:12:56

ESA Before the colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land now called California, and many of their cultures manipulated fire to control the availability of plants they used for food, fuel, tools, and ritual. Contemporary tribes continue to use fire to maintain desired habitat and natural resources. Frank Lake, an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Station, will lead a field trip to the Stone Lake National Wildlife Refuge during the Ecological Society of...

2014-03-04 16:22:23

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) yesterday delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) work plans for the Army Civil Works program. President Obama on January 17 signed into law the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2014, Division D of Public Law 113-76, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, providing $5.467 billion in FY14 appropriations for the Army Civil Works program. The Act's accompanying Statement...

2011-06-02 13:05:00

Rep. Nunes' Bill Would Harm California Environment and Economy WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the legislative hearing today by the House Subcommittee on Water and Power on Rep. Nunes' "San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act" (H.R. 1837), nine conservation groups have sent a letter to subcommittee members, warning its passage would lead to disastrous results. The groups on the letter include: Environmental Defense Fund, American Rivers, California...

2011-05-13 15:12:00

NOVATO, Calif., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In his most outrageous performance yet, Congressman Devin Nunes, the southern San Joaquin Valley Republican lawmaker who accuses environmentalists of being Communists and attacks water officials who negotiate environmental agreements as sell-outs, has introduced a new bill that would eliminate or weaken most protections for the collapsing Bay-Delta ecosystem. HR 1837, the San Joaquin Valley Reliability Act, introduced on May 11, would...

2011-03-22 09:51:00

NOVATO, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spotlighting the San Joaquin River for World Water Day, The Bay Institute will host a special event at Aquarium of the Bay on Tuesday, March 22. Leaders from The Bay Institute will be joined by Assemblyman Jared Huffman and Take Me to the River authors Coke & Joell Hallowell for discussions of restoration work on the San Joaquin River, as well as its importance to the entire Bay-Delta ecosystem and the individuals and communities that rely...

2010-06-01 23:01:00

Report features 25 years of endangered rivers success stories WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Rivers today released its most anticipated report of the year, America's Most Endangered Rivers(TM) of 2010. The 25th anniversary edition of the report spotlights ten rivers facing the most urgent threats, and also features key endangered river success stories from the past two decades. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100218/DC56550LOGO) The number one river...

2010-03-30 07:43:00

NOVATO, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after President Obama signed landmark legislation to implement the restoration of the dewatered San Joaquin River, releases from Friant Dam have now reconnected the river - where significant stretches are dry in most years - to San Francisco Bay. The river flows, which began on February 1, 2010 and reached the lower river and the Bay-Delta earlier this month, were the second series of interim releases made pursuant to the 2006 restoration...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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