a group of people dedicated to preserving the rural quality of one of the most beautiful areas of western Sonoma County. We support our General Plan and work to ensure that these zoning protections are enforced.
We are allied and working with many regional environmental and activist groups, but we are pleased to announce a new special alliance with the North Coast Institute. NCI was founded in 1974 as a bi-county nonprofit to serve Mendocino and Sonoma Counties. NCI has made many contributions to the welfare of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties including critical start-up aid in founding CLSD (Coast Life Support District), RCEF (Redwood Coast Education Foundation), GMAC (Gualala Municipal Area Coalition), the MTA (Mendocino Transit Authority). Check this site for further information on this exciting collaboration.
Get an update and information about our current legal challenge of a major industrial printing factory above Salt Point State Park at the Dharma Press at Ratna Ling Retreat and About pages.
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California Supreme Court rules that the Court of Appeal must re-examine CEQA ruling on Ratna Ling and its Dharma Press printing operation. Coastal Hills Rural Preservation, Friends of Gualala River, and Forest Unlimited announce a California Supreme Court ruling overturning a recent decision by the Court of Appeal and clarifying when the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires an EIR for a modified project.
Press Democrat Article 12/3/2016 Sonoma County Buddhist Center Case Sent Back to Appeals Court
Sonoma West Article 12/8/2016 Ratna Ling Retreat Center at Center of Rare Supreme Court Appeal