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12A Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 Feathe r River Bulletin Vinton's Green Gulch Ranch featured in Reno magazine Shelley Wilkerson J.P. believes the Reno Staff Writer magazine was interested in the ranch because the fall issue of edible centered around J.P. Harrison, owner of the "farm to fork movement." Green Gulch Ranch, said "Hunting was the first part hunting at the ranch is a of that," J.P. said, before great way for families to farming. enjoy getting out together. J.P. said the hunting range The bonus, she said, is they offers a little extra income for "are harvesting their own them, but their livelihood food." depends on cattle and hay Harrison said, "Hunters are farming. very important in taking care J.P. said she and Byrd of habitat and wildlife in the hunted pheasants on the area." property with about 10 of Green Gulch Ranch (in their friends from Portola for Vinton) is a private hunting many years. She said that ranch that operates October was how the idea was horn to through March. make part of the ranch into a The ranch is featured in the bird-hunting business. fall edition of edible The ranch also offers a trap Reno-Tahoe. The article is and skeet range, and written by Amanda Burden, sometimes hosts group publisher and editor of edible, events, J.P. said. They have "During the season, the had construction companies private hunting ranch's and casinos use the area for owners release 2,000 group hunting. pen-raised pheasants and J.P. said the ranch usually 3,000 chukars over their 3,800 hosts a barbeque for groups, rural acres," the article states, but that regular members just "Club members hunt on come out to hunt. Lodging wide, open flats and low-lying and food are not provided. rocky ridges, following their Green Gulch has youth dogs over beautiful Sierra pheasant hunts as well, J.P. Valley .... Members enjoy thesaid. One is run by the club, With most making theCalifornia Department of journey from Reno. Fish and Game. The kids are "Members can share the given a safety lesson on the experience with friends, with trap range prior to hunting. each member able to visit the This year's youth hunt will be ranch multiple times per Nov. 8. season. Every year, a member J.P. said a hunting club can hunt up to 20 pheasants called Pheasants Forever also or 40 chukars or any has a youth hunt each season. combination of that amount." To read the Reno article Green Gulch Ranch is a online go to ediblereno family business owned and operated by Byrd and J.P. For more information Harrison, and their son and about Green Gulch Ranch his wife, Zac and Kerstin call 993-1129 or go to Harrison. A raft of American coots takes flight at Gold Lake, enjoying one of the season's last warm days. Photo by Shelley Wilkerson Imanor M. Kate West Staff Writer The Lake Almanor Watershed Group, a project of Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, will be hosting a Lake Almanor Watershed Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. in the Almanor Recreation Center. The center is located at 450 Meadowbrook Loop in Chester. The forum will focus on drought and climate trends in the region, and what this means for the state of Lake Almanor. rum California Department of Water Resources for the Northern Region, will give a presentation on temperature and precipitation trends in Northern California, specifically in the Lake Almanor Basin. He will also talk about the approaches the state is taking to deal with the drought," LAWG chairman Ryan Burnett said. CDWR Regional Drought Coordinator Mary Randall will also speak about the current drought and its implications for Northern California and the Northeastern Sierra. Dr. Gina Johnston, a Chico State limnologist who does drought, lake, level about how the drought is impacting water quality. She will also share her latest findings as she compares conditions today wit monitoring findings from five years ago. As part of the forum's mission is to help local residents understand the drawing down of the lake level, Burnett said in response to community questions a local expert will explain exactly how low PG&E can bring the water level down under different drought conditions. The forum will end with an open discussion between the audience and the presenters. the drought is impacting Nor Cal and impacting our lake. The lake is our lifeblood and we wanted to bring together folks who are responsible for all water-related regulatory and management in California. "This is our chance to understand why and how these topics are connected to our current climate trends, what we can do individually and as a community to mediate these impacts, and what to expect in the future. "We want to understand what they are doing, how they are using it for their purposes and we want to understand why and what we can do to "Peter Coombe, a climate water quality monitoring on"LAWG and the community influence keeping more water: Ichange specialist from the Lake Almanor, will talk more are both concerned with how in our lake," Burnett said. Taco Desayuno -------A----- i cl e e, rrr h avocado, I I fresh pastries tomator , cilantro onions. I I breads & bagels Served with Eill A potato II ivj | cakes & pies I I i "coffee & espresso il'--Z-- I I Cappuccinos, Lattes & Chai / I I" Granola Bars ,1 557 Lawrence Street Quincy I I "Bagels with Cream Cheese Jl 7-2 Every Day / I OPEN TUI::S-SAT ~" "Serving Darn Good Comfort Food Since 1976" j/ I 446 M,I. st., q.l.,y. 1