Sonoma County is under siege. This is an urgent plea for everyone concerned to contact your County Supervisors and Agriculture Commissioner to impose a moratorium on all new vineyard development in Sonoma County in order to study the damage that is being inflicted upon our eco-system. Big alcohol and rogue winemakers have no interest in slowing development. Giant entities with very deep pockets are poised to snap up every available property that comes on the market to convert into vineyards. Only those few people benefit from this environmental wasteland that drains our natural resources and threatens native species and habitat. Our quality of life takes a huge hit, too.
With every new vineyard installation, we lose crop diversity, parkland and precious land that provides a habitat for the native species that makes this one of the most beautiful places on the planet. And it is being destroyed by greed without any regard to our community. Please contact our board of supervisors and County Ag Commissioner to place a moratorium on new vineyard development so we can assess the damage to the place we all live. Do it now.