CA Lawmaker Floats a Legislative Fix to Siskiyou County Farm Bureau Case

By | California Environmental Law | April 15, 2016
CA Lawmaker Floats a Legislative Fix to Siskiyou County Farm Bureau Case

Last summer, the Third District Court of Appeal issued a sweeping ruling in Siskiyou County Farm Bureau v. Department of Fish and Wildlife, which made any substantial diversions of water subject to the streambed alteration agreement provisions of the California Fish and Game Code (“CDFW”).

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Update On El Niño, and Some Recent Flood Control History in the Central Valley

By | The Levee Was Dry | April 15, 2016
Update On El Niño, and Some Recent Flood Control History in the Central Valley

Last fall we crossed our fingers that the predicted El Niño weather pattern would drench us just enough to alleviate California’s critical drought conditions, but not so much that the flood control system would be overwhelmed (even though, as I explained here, past El Niño patterns have not been associated with big flooding events).

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New Consultation Policy and Guidelines for Métis Settlements in Alberta

New Consultation Policy and Guidelines for Métis Settlements in Alberta

On April 4, 2016, the Government of Alberta (“GoA”) implemented its first formal consultation process between the government, project proponents, and Métis Settlements with the release of The Government of Alberta’s Guidelines on Consultation with Métis Settlements on Land and Natural Resource Management, 2016 (“Guidelines”) and The Government of Alberta’s Policy on Consultation with Métis Settlements on Land and Natural Resource Management, 2015 (“Policy”)

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