Author Archives: David H Lukenbill

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.

Wildfires, Balanced Approach Vital

It is urgently needed to balance the extreme rhetoric if we are to ever reduce this annual burning, as this article from City Journal notes. An excerpt. “The West Coast fire season still has months to run, but it’s already … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

Atmospheric River Forecast

From the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes. “CW3E AR Update: 14 September 2020 Outlook “September 14, 2020 “Click here for a pdf of this information. “Update on the Atmospheric River forecast to make landfall over the Pacific Northwest An AR … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Shaming the Suburbs

Yesterday’s news, and incorrect at that, according to this story from New Geography. An excerpt. “I have been a New Yorker for over a decade now, but I have spent the past few months in the Hampton Roads region of … Continue reading

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An excellent history of disposable articles, and how valuable they really are, from City Journal. An excerpt. “For half a century, it’s been a term of disdain: the “throwaway society,” uttered with disgust by the environmentally enlightened. But now that … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, History

Managing the Forests

According to this article from American Greatness, there are reasons that hasn’t gone too well lately. An excerpt. “Millions of acres of California forest have been blackened by wildfires this summer, leading to the usual angry denunciations from the usual quarters about … Continue reading

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Creek Fire, Big, Fast, Dangerous!

Excellent article from NASA. An excerpt. “On Friday September 4, 2020 at about 6:44 PM PDT the Creek Fire began in the Big Creek drainage area between Shaver Lake, Big Creek and Huntington Lake, Calif. NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Walking, It’s Wonderful!

Reminding us is this story from New Geography. An excerpt. “Walking has been having a moment for a while now. Books and research have been proliferating about the joys and benefits of walking, which include cultural exchange, spiritual enlightenment, and cognitive and creative … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Water Strategy

A good article from AgAlert calling for a new and improved water strategy for California. An excerpt. “Recent years have brought a taste of extreme weather and the destructive power in nature that’s always just around the corner here in … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

American Land Rush

Happening before our eyes, in warp speed, as this article from New Geography reports, An excerpt. “The Great American Land Rush of 2020 is underway in many metro areas across the country. Large numbers of American workers are untethered from … Continue reading

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Wildfires do Some Good

According to this excellent article from The Revelator. An excerpt. “Earlier this month a series of lightning strikes touched off dozens of fires across California, burning 1.5 million acres, choking cities with smoke and claiming at least six lives. Outside … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism