California agency appeals from order barring it from regulating water rights

Last December we reported on Siskiyou County Farm Bureau’s court victory against the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  The Department was demanding that farmers and ranchers seek a permit under the Fish and Game Code simply to exercise their … Continue reading

Siskiyou County farmers win the day in court against California Department of Fish and Game effort to regulate their water rights

Farmers in the Scott and Shasta Valleys of California’s Siskiyou County got an early gift on Christmas Eve, when the Siskiyou County Superior Court handed down a favorable ruling in their legal battle with the California Department of Fish and … Continue reading

Why do they celebrate when they take our property rights away?

Last Friday I attended a meeting of the Central Valley Flood Protection Board.  The Board unanimously approved a plan that has received both national and local coverage.  The plan will dramatically reshape property rights in California’s Central Valley. In 2007, … Continue reading