ISSUE: The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has denied repeated requests for video recording and live streaming of their public meetings. Online accessibility of meetings allows for increased public participation and transparency for all constituents.
TAKE ACTION: Hold NID accountable to best practices for transparency and inclusion. SEND an e-mail to NID Board Members via our form here, or call 530.273.6185. ATTEND a meeting; they meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 9am at their Grass Valley office, 1036 West Main Street.
ISSUE: NID has requested the transfer of several BLM parcels in the Centennial Dam project area to NID ownership. BLM ownership preserves federal fish and wildlife protections, and the land transfer is not needed for the project to move forward. This land grab is an end-run around agreements negotiated over the past seven years to protect fish, wildlife and in-stream flows.
TAKE ACTION: SEND an email to Congressman Doug LaMalfa telling him “No” to a BLM transfer to NID. Complete our form here.
ISSUE: Centennial Dam has many potentially significant environmental impacts. We need to ensure all impacts are addressed in the forthcoming Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
TAKE ACTION: TELL the Army Corps what you’re concerned about and want included in the EIS. Public participation is crucial. SEND an e-mail to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via our form here.