WHEREAS critically endangered Coho Salmon struggle to survive in the Russian River basin but only in a few small streams one of which is a fragile watershed referred to as Felta Creek west of Healdsburg, California; and
WHEREAS logging can pose threats to the habitat that these rare and important specimen need to migrate, spawn, feed, shelter, and rear, and state Senator McGuire has written that, “ this no place for an aggressive logging operation and will set back restoration efforts;” and
WHEREAS, logging is proposed on a 160-acre property in the headwaters of Felta Creek,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Sonoma County Democratic Party opposes logging in the headwaters of Felta Creek and strongly supports a conservation solution through purchase of the property to protect this fragile and important area in perpetuity and urges CalFire to deny the logging proposed.
Resolution adopted by the Sonoma County Democratic Party on May 12, 2020