The Latest issue of Northern California's premier Environmental magazine is out:
...For homes built since 2000—the beginning of the boom—the vacancy rate is nearly ten percent.
What to do with these empty spaces? And who should be in charge of doing it? The sheer scale of the task makes it a daunting problem. To try to sort it out, I talked to Allison Arieff, editor-at-large for Menlo Park-based Sunset magazine and author of the New York Times’ “By Design” blog...
Cutting Off the North Coast
Economic downturn makes remote wild areas harder to protect. --on the Coastal Commission's lack of funding to protect wetlands on the North Coast, like the Pacific Shores subdivision in Del Norte County.
and more, http://ecologycenter.org/terrain/