For Immediate Release
October 26, 2018
Fresno, CA—On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted a long-negotiated vision statement on co-management. For almost a decade, the topic of co-management has been discussed and debated by California tribes and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) as a result of the Marine Life Protection Act’s unintended impacts to California Tribes.

In 2016, co-management gained considerably more attention after Assemblymember Wood,
working with the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, introduced Assembly Bill 1792, an act to amend Section
332 of the Fish and Game Code, relating to hunting. Although the bill was not successful in the
Assembly, the attention the bill received prompted further action on co-management within the
Tribal Committee of the California Fish & Game Commission.

The long-standing goal of tribes has been to receive the assurance that tribal governments are
afforded parity and recognition as the original and inherent stewards in the management of natural
and cultural resources. With that goal in mind, the Tribal Committee of the Commission has worked
closely with Tribes the last couple of years on developing a vision statement that would encompass
that history and responsibility of California’s tribes. The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation has spearheaded and
advanced the co-management vision statement initiative throughout numerous versions of the
vision statement. After three years of negotiation, the following language was presented to the

The vision of Tribes, the California Fish and Game Commission, and the California Department of Fish
and Wildlife is to engage in a collaborative effort between sovereigns to jointly achieve and implement
mutually agreed upon and compatible governance and management objectives to ensure the health
and sustainable use of fish and wildlife.

Commissioner Hostler-Carmesin made the motion to adopt the vision statement, and in her motion
stated, “I make this motion with thankfulness and enthusiasm”. The co-management vision statement was adopted in full support of the Commission, Department and over 35 Tribes who submitted letters of support. This milestone for co-management is one to be celebrated and the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is looking forward to continuing to work with the Tribal Committee and the Department to develop and frame co-management within the State of California.

Del Norte County’s Office of Emergency Services’ “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” program works with communities to tailor fit their own specific emergency plan in case of a large-scale disaster. The goal is to empower individuals and neighborhoods to help themselves and those around them without any assistance from the outside world for up to 72 hours. The program provides both relief and vital information to first responders. It also brings communities closer together.

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Free pick-up of organic yard

The garbage services, Curry Transfer and Recycling (CTR) is offering free pick-up of organic yard debris in Brookings, Harbor, Gold Beach and Port Orford. Contact CTR to arrange a pick-up on one of the pre-determined garbage pick-up days.

It’s that time again. Bundle or put your organic yard debris in environmentally friendly paper landscape bags and place at the curb on your garbage day. Brookings/Harbor, October 1 to 5; GoldBeach, Wednesday, October 17; and Port Orford, Thursday, October 18. Or, take it loose or paper bagged to the Wridge Creek or Port Orford Transfer-Site Tuesday through Saturday, October 9-13. Thirty gallon landscape bags can be purchased from your local stores where garden supplies are sold. Next SPRING event will begin April 29, 2019.”

See the link and contact info below for more information.

Website, Announcements, Curry Transfer and Recycling

CTR Contact Info

Phone: 800-826-9801 or 541-469-2425

Fax: 541-469-1048


Address: 17498 CARPENTERVILLE RD, PO BOX 4008, BROOKINGS, OR 97415

Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

The nonprofit, Wild Rivers Mushroom Club (WRMC) is partnering with local mushroom experts for the 2nd annual event, Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival, scheduled for the first weekend in November on the 3rd & 4th from 10am-4pm, at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings-Harbor, OR 97415

leading field forays and conducting how-to workshops both days. Workshops will include presentations on growing, harvesting, cooking with, eating, and using both wild and cultivated mushrooms.

Renowned mycologist Dr. Dennis Desjardin is the Saturday keynote speaker, and will be presenting, “Fungi and Human Affairs: How we interact with fungi in our daily lives” .

Mycologist and herbalist Dr. Christopher Hobbs is the Sunday keynote speaker, and will be presenting “Medicinal Mushrooms: A Class for Newbies & Experts Alike”.

Vendors will be selling all manner of fungi-related products – including fresh edible mushrooms. Local restaurants and breweries will be offering mushroom-themed meals and spirits all weekend long! 

Bring the entire family and come join us for a fungi-filled weekend!.”

See the attachments, links and contact info below for more information.

Website, 2018 Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

Wild Rivers Connect, Events, Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

WRMC Facebook Group

WRMC Contact Info