Prevented industrial geothermal development in the nearby Medicine Lake Highlands, through our Ninth Circuit Court victory (2010) and through developing a major protection campaign with a coalition of statewide and national organizations (ongoing)
Responding to local citizens’ concerns, through vigilant activism curtailed air and noise pollution to reduce the impact of Roseburg’s wood-fueled power plant in Weed, near Mount Shasta (2006-2012)
Formed the Castle Crags Community Coalition uniting local groups in successful efforts to keep this wild treasure open when the State announced its intended park closures (2011)


Helped save McCloud’s pure springs, groundwater and fisheries from a badly negotiated deal to exploit these at far less than their true value by Nestle’s proposed large water bottling plant (2003-2009)
Forestalled massive geothermal development on Mount Shasta planned by Vulcan Power (2008)


In collaboration with local tribes, gained designation of traditional cultural districts that strengthen legal protection of 130 square miles of Mount Shasta (1994) and Medicine Lake Highlands (1999, expanded 2005)
Preserved Panther Meadows and its springs high on Mount Shasta from a $22 million ski-condominium resort proposal (1985-1998)
Prevented day use fees on Mount Shasta thanks to the ongoing volunteer stewardship projects of our H.O.M.E (Honor Our Mountain Environment) program (1996)


Halted or modified numerous timber sales through persistent involvement in forest issues since the late 1980’s

1706, 2015

Solstice Festival June 20-21

Join us for the Summer Solstice Festival – a weekend of great music - featuring Alycon Massive - insightful presentations and an awesome display of local talent…to celebrate community together.

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1306, 2015

W.A.T.E.R. Forms Independent Nonprofit Organization

Group fiscally sponsored by MSBEC successfully transitions to become its own independent nonprofit corporation.

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506, 2015

W.A.T.E.R. Attorney: County Must Not Issue Crystal Geyser Permits

Siskiyou County's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance requires an EIR and conditional use permit for expanded Crystal Geyser operations. Read more...

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The MOUNT SHASTA BIOREGIONAL ECOLOGY CENTER protects and restores the outstanding natural environment and cultural values of Mount Shasta – considered one of the sacred mountains of the world – and its surrounding bioregion.

The natural environment includes people, first of all; we work with water, air, forestry, agriculture, and energy issues and the great challenges of climate change affecting our area.

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W.A.T.E.R. Forms Independent Nonprofit Organization

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Group fiscally sponsored by MSBEC successfully transitions to become its own independent nonprofit corporation.

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Renew Siskiyou – Climate Adaptation Plan Completed

May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

We recently created a climate adaptation plan through Climate Solutions University entitled Renew Siskiyou – A Roadmap to Resilience. Read more about this plan here, and about our climate adaptation efforts here.

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One Percent For The Planet

March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

The Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.

Proposed Fracked Gas Pipeline to Cross Klamath River

March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

This just in from the Klamath RiverKeeper:

“A public comment period for a proposed export pipeline that would connect Rocky Mountain tracked gas with new markets in Asia would cross the Klamath River near Klamath Falls, Oregon, […]