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

2905, 2015

Renew Siskiyou – Climate Adaptation Plan Completed

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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905, 2015

Water Crisis: Local Activists Speak Out – Crystal Geyser EIR Needed

Recent news articles and video about Crystal Geyser's plans to bottle Mt. Shasta water despite the current drought - local, national and international stories.

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2004, 2015

Community Forum on Crystal Geyser

Come to the Community Meeting about the Crystal Geyser beverage bottling plant at the Mt. Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center's Earth Day celebration.

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Renew Siskiyou – Climate Adaptation Plan Completed

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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, […]

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Indigenous Nations Rally to Protect Medicine Lake

March 12th, 2015|0 Comments

On March 12, we joined with indigenous tribes attending a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing to protect Medicine Lake from large scale geothermal development .