Spanish-owned winemaker Artesa Vineyards and Winery Plans To Level 154 acres of California Coast Redwoods and Douglas Firs to make way for Vineyards in the Gualala River watershed..
CAL FIRE Approved this project.
Spanish winemaker is planning to plans to destroy 154 acres of coastal redwoods and Douglas firs in the 173 acre project site to make space for new grapevines which should be grown down in the valley with other commercial crops.
Since the permit process for the 20,000 acre Preservation Ranch development (over 1600 acres of vineyards) was withdrawn earlier in 2013, the Artesa-Sonoma project is the only forest-to-vineyard conversion project poised to proceed in California.
Public opposition to the project has been intense and sustained. Over 92,000 people signed a petition opposing the Artesa and Preservation Ranch projects. which is now closed, Artesa made any reply to the petitions
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