Environmental Sections in the Trinity County Public Libraries at Hayfork and Weaverville: Set up and funded by S.A.F.E., largely thanks to member Jan Mountjoy’s efforts. Environmental sections include all manner of environmental news and information including S.A.F.E.’s Alternatives Guide to pests and controls. Books of an environmental nature have also been donated to the Trinity High School Library.
Trinity County Weeds Management Cooperative ( TCWMC): S.A.F.E. is represented on this multi-agency and private citizens group. TCWMC monitors invasive weeds in Trinity County and puts forth alternative mitigation measures. A member of S.A.F.E. from this committee also sits on the Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group which monitors the Trinity River Restoration Project.
Weaverville Community Forest: S.A.F.E. members have been instrumental in the formation and regulation of this nationally known project.
Trinity County Collaborative Group: In the fall of 2012 the Trinity County Board of supervisors initiated the establishing of a Resource Advisory Committee to advise them on resource matters on federal lands, both United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, in the county. They agreed that the county needed a countywide group to facilitate better management of Trinity County’s federal lands. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsak’s visit to Weaverville, Ca. in December 2012 spurred the formation of the Trinity County Collaborative to fill this need,.
In early 2013, a group of interested citizens formed the collaborative and produced a vision statement in preparation for a high level United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) team visit here. Following that, the Trinity County Collaborative was more formally established as an open group of interested residents of Trinity County. The USDA provided funds through the US Forest Serice for facilitation of the group. A formal charter was then formulated and adopted. The collaborative continues to meet monthly and a number of proposals have been developed and forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for their consideration.
Genetically Engineered (GE’s) Organisms: S.A.F.E. was involved with the Board of Supervisor’s passage of an ordinance (Title 8-Health and Safety-Chapter 8.25 Genetically Engineered Organisms) banning genetically engineered (GE) plants and animals in Trinity County. This makes Trinity County the second county in the nation to ban the growing of GE plants and animals. S.A.F.E. is a signatory on a petition against genetically modified/engineered trees distributed to the Scientific Body of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in Rome in late February 2008. S.A.F.E. continues to oppose genetically modified/engineered agriculture including trees.
S.A.F.E. educates people about various environmental problems and provides solutions to many of them. We work with other environmental groups to protect our natural resources, our national heritage and the future of our children. S.A.F.E. members are involved in public affairs, serving on committees, in government positions, in volunteer work both public and private and in working in cooperation with other public interest groups to bring about a sustainable economy based upon sustainable resources.
S.A.F.E. presents environmentally educational films in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension at the Weaverville Library. A discussion period follows each film. Educational talks have been added to this venue. Check our calendar for dates and times. This service is free to the public.