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December 27, 2019

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January 4, 2020

Here's a great piece from the NYT....please share


December 27, 2019

In the long-running effort to prevent UC from clearcutting the "Hill Campus", last week we received some great news. The Federal Magistrate hearing the case agreed with FEMA and HCN that the lawsuit that UC filed attempting to undo portions of the HCN/FEMA settlement a...

December 27, 2019

We are sad to report the recent death of Georgia Wright, beloved board member of Hills Conservation Network for the past several years. She came to HCN after the termination of Save Strawberry Canyon, for which she had served as treasurer probably since its inception....

December 20, 2019

These files have been added in the documents section of the site. 


December 19, 2019

For anyone thinking about making charitable contributions before the end of the year, HCN could sure use your support! 

Last Thursday we spent 4 hours at the Federal Courthouse in San Francisco to participate as interveners in the UC versus FEMA lawsuit.

For those who mi...

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...

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