Taking the Temperature of Salmon -Salish Sea Currents

Good overview of one of the most critical issues facing recovery of endangered salmon. Rising temperatures in streams.

In the Puget Sound region, elevated stream temperatures are believed to be one of the great downfalls for salmon, especially in areas where streamside vegetation has been removed by farming, forestry or development.


Dabob Bay Public Hearing – July 26, 2021

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has scheduled a public hearing to get your input about protecting the state forests of Dabob Bay!

Right now, DNR proposes to preserve 820 acres of state forestland within a portion of the Dabob Bay Natural Area that was expanded in 2016.

The legislature approved funding for this transaction in 2019 and the public comment period is the final step to permanently conserve the state forest as part of the Natural Area and reimburse the timber trusts.

Now is the critical moment to show support:

What:   Public Hearing (in person, masked/distanced)

When:  6:00 PM, Monday, July 26 (arrive early to sign in to speak)

Where: Quilcene School Multipurpose Room (gym)

Please come in person if you can, but a zoom webinar is available for those who wish to attend online. Register at:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

AND please also E-MAIL COMMENTS to DNR at exchanges@dnr.wa.gov(include “Dabob Bay” in the subject line) AND cc Jefferson County Commissioners at jeffbocc@co.jefferson.wa.us


Talking points for your email:

I support DNR’s proposed protection of state forestlands within the Dabob Bay Natural Area boundaries.
I request that School Trust parcels CS 6,7, 11, 12, and 13 on the Toandos Peninsula NOT be including in the exchange as these involve globally rare forest types that DNR is obligated to protect and which are proposed for conservation.

In memory of … Ticiang Diangson: A legacy of environmental justice – NW Asian Weekly

I know that there are many ex-Seattle people here on the Peninsula. Some of you may have worked with Ticiang, (another Chicago transplant), and not have known that she was ill. She accomplished a lot for the larger community. A small side note, I hear complaints by some people on an almost monthly basis about how Seattle  and the Pacific NW are ‘not like they used to be” because of the influx of ‘outsiders”. These are usually from people fortunate enough by the luck of birth to have been born here. Ticiang was a person who came to the Northwest and accomplished a lot to make it a better place. She spent more time living here and giving her energy to us than she did in her time living ‘where she came from’. Worth remembering the next time you hear someone moaning about ‘the people moving to the state.’ Perhaps it would be better to complain less and act more for our area, as Ticiang did in her life. We all have something to give.

A pioneer in the field of environmental justice, Ticiang Diangson died peacefully on Jan. 29 at her home on Beacon Hill.  The legacy of her work lives on in Seattle and in cities throughout the nation. (NW Asian Weekly)


Are you opposed to fracking? Then you might just be a terrorist – Guardian

I usually avoid stories like this, but the Guardian is one of the most independent news dailies on the planet. They broke the Snowden NSA story.The dirty truth about the NSA spying, is that in conjunction with corporate alliances with government, we are now seeing a new wave of propaganda and government eavesdropping created to paint environmental protestors as ‘terrorists”. This article by the Guardian is one of the first I’ve seen that is showing the actual linkage between the actors behind this. From Canada, to the UK and the US, this is not an isolated incident, but appears to be a newly emerging attack on peaceful protestors doing their best to slow the energy companies that are dominating politics on a global scale. To any of you protesting, my advice to you is to not communicate via electronic form without using encryption. The article also shows that they have targeted Occupy protestors  in this dragnet on behalf of large banks.

It’s time we all make a point with our elected officials, face to face, that this behavior is unacceptable in a democracy, and that we want them to work to stop it.  Why does it affect us here on the Peninsula? Because anyone that is acting in a role of environmentalist, may already be a target of this data gathering. It’s why the issue of metadata collection, as opposed to the actual call contents, is so crucial to stop. The assumptions and erroneous correlations that can be painted of a person, out of context, by having this data is what they want to be able to do. It can much more effectively silence or discredit a person than the actual contents of the call, text or email.

From North America to Europe, the ‘national security’ apparatus is being bought off by Big Oil to rout peaceful activism

Over the last year, a mass of shocking evidence has emerged on the close ties between Western government spy agencies and giant energy companies, and their mutual interests in criminalising anti-fracking activists


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