Iva Warner Papers


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sonoma State University
University Library, Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
Warner, Iva, 1912-2005 ; Environmentalists -- California -- Sonoma County, (Calif.). ; Political activism -- Sonoma County (Calif.). ; Public lands -- California -- Sonoma County (Calif.). ; Sonoma County (Calif.). ; Warm Springs Dam (Calif.). ; Environmentalists. ; Activists
Balancing an integrated program to maintain environmental quality along Coastal California, Iva May Warner has faced nearly insurmountable odds for over a decade. Joining two former Feinstone Award (the Sol Feinstone Environmental Award, given by State University of New York) recipients, the late Dorothy Erskine of San Francisco and Sylvia McLaughlin of Berkeley, she opposed a dam on the Russian River, mustering expert testimony on engineering, geology, earthquake analysis, biology and stream degradation from some 200 citizen volunteers. Even though the Warm Springs Dam is being built today, a number of modifications were effected that provide safety features and ameliorate environmental degradation. Warner was prominent in the effort to form the state Coastal Commission to protect the coastline from over-development, and the succeeding Coastal Act of 1976, both of which have had significant results.
Dates covered:
1963 - 1994
Collection Size:
4 boxes
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