Policy Advocacy2018-06-29T09:05:12+00:00

Policy Advocacy

We stay informed and communicate regularly about ongoing and emerging issues, to successfully advocate for policies that support our mission. It’s important to have a strong, local grassroots, science-oriented, independent environmental organization, ready to do unbiased independent analysis, and “call it like we see it”.

We maintain professional, strong, high integrity and intentional two-way communication with elected officials and government agencies as we seek to enact policies that support our mission. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, we fully support and comply with laws and regulations limiting political activity by organizations such as ours. We cannot endorse candidates for office, but will provide factual information and analysis.

The following links can help you learn more about elected officials and government agencies making policies that affect our bioregion.

Federal:

US Congress – Doug LaMalfa (Rep incumbent) and Audrey Denney (Dem challenger – November 2018 election)

US Senate – Incumbents Kamala D. Harris (Dem incumbent – next election 2024) and Dianne Feinstein (Dem incumbent) and Kevin De León (Dem challenger – November 2018 election)

Federal Agencies – Today, environmental policies are under attack by the current federal administration – a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates these changes may lead to 80,000 extra deaths per decade.

The US Department of Agriculture oversees the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the US Forest Service. Local USFS divisions include:

The US Department of the Interior oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs,(BIA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), the National Park Service (NPS) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Local divisions include:

The Environmental Protection Agency oversees its Region 9 Pacific Southwest Office located in San Francisco.

State of California

: of Water Resources, California Assembly, Senate and Administration

County: Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors, commissions and departments

Cities: south county (Weed, Mt. Shasta, Dunsmuir) city councils and staff

Service Agencies: McCloud Service District and other south county special districts

Intergovernmental Groups: RWAG and others

Volunteers are needed to attend public and private meetings, and review agendas and records of decision making.  We also participate in collaborative projects that support desired policies.