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.

Forest Health Creates Jobs

Excellent article from Cal Matters. An excerpt. “The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting urban and rural communities across California. Congress is exploring economic recovery legislation that includes investments in workforce development and infrastructure. And in Sacramento, there … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

More Good Salmon News

From the Appeal Democrat/Corning Observer. An excerpt. “Last week, on the flanks of Mount Lassen, the partnership of the Western Rivers Conservancy and the Lassen National Forest completed a project that protects a crucial 1,150-acre property, and a significant branch … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries

Good Salmon News!

The hatcheries are on the job, as this story from California Fish & Wildlife News reports. An excerpt. “Hatcheries operated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in the Central Valley just completed the final release of young … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries

El Dorado Water Improvements

Story from the Mountain Democrat. The story. “It was a big day for the El Dorado Irrigation District as members of the board, staff members and other officials gathered Friday above Folsom Lake to celebrate the kick-off of a major … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Good Water News

From the Western Farm Press. An excerpt. “Reservoirs still relatively flush from the wet winter of 2018-19 have so far saved California from having to formally declare another drought, a veteran National Weather Service forecaster says. “After a promising start … Continue reading

Posted in Water

California Farmers, One Family’s Story

Farmers are incredible people, fighting against formidable odds, and prevailing, as in this story from Inside Climate News. An excerpt. “After 67 years of living and breathing dairy farming in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Scott Magneson cannot, will not, stop. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, History

Dust Storms

They seem to be regular occurrences, but this one is really, really big, as this story from MSN News reports. An excerpt. “Each summer, massive plumes of dust traverse the atmosphere above the tropical Atlantic Ocean, traveling 5,000 miles from … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Sac State Story

A great story from our beloved campus, from Sacramento State News. An excerpt. “From the turkeys that parade across campus and 100,000 honeybees living at the BAC Yard, to the iconic squirrels with nearly 1,000 Instagram followers (#squirrelsofsacstate), and even … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Salmon in the San Joaquin

Great story about the resilient salmon, from the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. An excerpt. “If there’s one certainty in these uncertain times, it’s that nature is resilient, and one needn’t look further than the San Joaquin River as an … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Green Power Delusional?

An excellent case is made that it is, in this article from Manhattan Contrarian. An excerpt. “If you dutifully read your U.S. mainstream media, you undoubtedly have the impression that “clean” and “green” energy is rapidly sweeping all before it, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History, Politics