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  • SUGARLOAF state park marijuana
    California State Parks Public Safety Coordinator Dave Matthews pulls up a marijuana plant near a ridge in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park near Kenwood, The grow site was raided July 21st.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • SUGARLOAF state park marijuana
    California State Parks Supervising Ranger Neill Fogarty cuts a water hose from a dammed creek that was used to irrigate a marijuana farm in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park near Kenwood,
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • SUGARLOAF state park marijuana
    California State Parks Supervising Ranger Neill Fogarty removes tarp used to hold water in a dammed creek that was used to irrigate a marijuana farm in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park near Kenwood,
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • SUGARLOAF state park marijuana
    Marijuana plants thriving a marijuana farm discovered inside Sugarloaf Ridge State Park near Kenwood.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • SUGARLOAF state park marijuana
    California State Park Diablo Vista District acting superintendent Steve Bachman investigating a marijuana farm and encampment inside Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The plants have been removed, and now the mess left behind must be cleaned up.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • SUGARLOAF state park marijuana
    California State Park Diablo Vista District acting superintendent Steve Bachman investigating a marijuana farm and encampment inside Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The plants have been removed, and now the mess left behind must be cleaned up.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • SUGARLOAF state park marijuana
    California State Parks Supervising Ranger Neill Fogarty investigates a makeshift campsite near a ridge where they found a plot of marijuana plants in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park near Kenwood, The grow site was raided July 21st.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • SUGARLOAF state park marijuana
    California State Parks Ranger Dave Matthews goes through some under brush looking for marijuana plants near a ridge inside Sugarloaf Ridge State Park near Kenwood, The marijuana farm was raided with area law enforcement last month but some smaller hidden plots of marijuana plants were not uprooted.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • SUGARLOAF state park marijuana
    California State Parks Supervising Ranger Neill Fogarty and pulls out a large marijuana plant near a ridge inside Sugarloaf Ridge State Park near Kenwood, The grow site was spotted by a sheriffs helicopter patrol.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • California State Parks project -  Richardson Grove State Park
    California State Park peace officer Tim Wallace at Richardson Grove State Park home to one of the world's last old growth redwood forests. Catrans is planning to widen a twisty stretch of Highway 101 that cuts through the park.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • California State Parks project -  Richardson Grove State Park
    A trailer truck carrying a load of lumber drives through a narrow stretch of Highway 101 through Richardson Grove State Park. The California Department of Transportation plans to widen and realign a 1.1-mile stretch of the road on the popular park and its grove of tall thousand-year-old redwoods in Humboldt County.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • At Richardson Grove State Park, you can see thousand-year-old redwoods,
    A motorcyclist drives through a narrow stretch of Highway 101 through Richardson Grove State Park n Humboldt County. The California Department of Transportation plans to widen and realign a 1.1-mile stretch of the road on the popular park and its grove of tall thousand-year-old redwoods in Humboldt County.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • California State Parks project -  Richardson Grove State Park
    Riverwood Inn owner Loreen Eliason joined a coalition of individuals and conservation groups filing a lawsuit challenging the California Department of Transportation to widen and realign a 1.1-mile stretch of Highway 101 through Richardson Grove State Park.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • California State Parks project, Humbolt Historical State Park
    Traffic along a narrow stretch of Highway 101 through Richardson Grove State Park and thousand-year-old redwoods.
  • At Richardson Grove State Park, you can see thousand-year-old redwoods,
    California State Park peace officer Tim Wallace among the thousand-year-old redwoods at Richardson Grove State Park n Humboldt County.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • California State Parks project, Humbolt Historical State Park
    A recreational vehicle is seen through an opening of a large redwood on a narrow stretch of Highway 101 through Richardson Grove State Park.
  • Encroachment at China Camp State Park
    Joanne Danielson, sector superintendent for the Parks Department in front of an illegal trail cutting through salt marsh between Turtle Back Hill and Jake's Island at China Camp State Park on the San Francisco Bay shore. Hikers repeatedly have taken down the split-rail fencing built to keep park-goers from the muddy illegal trail on the marsh leading to the island.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Encroachment at China Camp State Park
    A warning sign and split-rail fencing did not deter hikers from forming an illegal trail leading up Turtle Back Hill at China Camp State Park on the San Francisco Bay shore.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Encroachment at China Camp State Park
    Joanne Danielson, sector superintendent for the Parks Department on the southern border of China Camp State Park that borders the suburban Glenwood neighborhood of San Rafael. A sign warns park goers that it is a violation to use the illegal trail. August 10, 2010
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Encroachment at China Camp State Park
    Bree Hardcastle, environmental scientist and Joanne Danielson, Parks Department sector superintendent on a closed illegal trail over a mile long on the southern section of China Camp State Park near San Rafael. A mountain biker pleaded guilty and paid fines to cover the cost of removing the illegal trail and and its restoration.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Encroachment at China Camp State Park
    Parks officials warned this hiker it is violation to use this illegal trail over a mile long on the southern section of China Camp State Park near San Rafael.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Possible encroachment at Clear Lake State Park.
    At Clear Lake State Park the state is working to resolve an alleged encroachment of grape vines, on the right, onto four acres of park land.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Possible encroachment at Clear Lake State Park.
    A campground in Clear Lake State Park has a view of the lake and the alleged encroachment of grape vines onto four acres of park land.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Possible encroachment at Clear Lake State Park.
    At Clear Lake State Park in Lake County the parks department filed suit against a couple for allegedly wreaking havoc in a state-owned conservation easement on their 10-acre "Indian Island" in Clear Lake.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com


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