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Recent Posts

November 8, 2019

There is a growing body of evidence that the incidence of sudden oak death is expanding rapidly. While we wish this wasn't happening, the reality is that oaks in this part of the world may not survive climate change. 

With this in mind we think it's time that the City o...

November 8, 2019

Wanted to let you know that the City of Oakland has announced the initiation of an EIR to analyze their woodland fuels management plan. Suggest that you take advantage of this opportunity to have your voice heard.

Here's the announcement:



September 23, 2019

HCN has been fighting those who would decimate our local forests for over a decade. The words of this brave 16 year old capture the essence of why we do what we do.

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A visibly angry Greta Thunberg berated world leaders as she addres...

September 22, 2019

"And so far, the best available technology for pulling carbon dioxide out of the air is something called a tree. That's why many nations are starting ambitious tree planting efforts"

Al Gore, New York Times, 9/22/19

September 19, 2019

UC tells FEMA:  “Give us the money!”

For those who don’t know, HCN is currently involved as a side party in the lawsuit filed by UC against FEMA.  UC is attempting to overturn FEMA’s settlement agreement with HCN on the Environmental Impact Study that would have enabled...

September 11, 2019

For the last decade or so various agencies have used the risk of wildfire as their rationale for removing 3 species of trees in the east bay hills. The argument has been that if we just remove these 3 species that the hills will be far safer. 

Often cited in the justifi...

May 6, 2019

We recently found out that UC Berkeley has obtained a ~$3.5 million vegetation management grant from CALfire. UC has apparently hired a consulting firm to develop an EIR to enable their desire to dramatically reduce the number of tall trees in their Berkeley/Oakland hi...

November 22, 2018

Yesterday and today we give thanks: Northern California is getting its first significant rainfall in months, ending the Golden State’s typically dry summer-autumn season — and finally help extinguishing its unusually destructive wildland fires.  Thanks, of course, also...

June 11, 2018

HCN has just released our comments on the Oakland Vegetation Management plan. You can check this document out here

January 27, 2018

On January 23, 2018 HCN was advised that Federal Magistrate Laurel Beeler sided with HCN in denying the Claremont Canyon Conservancy’s (CCC) request to intervene in the UC Berkeley versus FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) lawsuit currently before the court.


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