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The U.S. House committee on Natural Resources voted last year to adopt H.R. 3650, a bill which would OK the transfer of National Forests to the States. According to sources I’ve read (Outside Magazine and the New York Times), this is seen as a thinly veiled attempt to transfer National Forests to private hands, as the States wouldn’t have the funds to maintain the lands and would, most likely, sell them. This would end public access to lands formerly held in the public trust.

The above video was filmmaker Octave Zangs reaction: go out and see Oregon’s public lands and raise awareness.

Here’s more information. If you have an opinion on this issue, write your congressman.

The Great Public Land Heist has Begun; Outside Magazine, 6/22/2016
Public Lands Belong in Federal Hands; Outside Magazine, 10/26/2016
Trump’s Interior Pick Is the Last Hope for Our Public Lands; Outside Magazine, 12/14/2016
Rule Easing Public Lands Transfer Concerns Hunters, Others; New York Times, 1/16/2017
Zang Films


To co-opt an old saying, things sold by the pint are always going to be more expensive than things sold by the tanker truck. (Click the photo to see what I mean.)

Well, here’s to a local favorite wowing beer drinkers everywhere: Pliny the Elder, a double-IPA brewed by Russian River Brewing Company right here in Sonoma County. At $9 a pint it’s not cheap but it tastes fantastic (satisfyingly complex, with just a hint of sweetness). And at 8% alcohol by volume, it packs about twice the punch of your standard IPA. Worth noting.

Click here for an article about the beer and the lengths people go through to get their hands on it.

If you’re in Northern California, you can find it at Whole Foods, whose stores up here just happen to be having a 20%-off sale on beer tomorrow (Friday). Cheers!

Photo: Nik Schulz