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Butte Environmental Council (BEC) is a non-profit environmental organization based in Butte County, California. Our mission is to protect and defend the land, air and water of Butte County and the surrounding region through action, advocacy and education. BEC was formed in 1975 and for over 40 years, BEC has had a significant voice in shaping the health of the environment and policies of Butte County and beyond.


BEC in the News

October 16, 2019


  • The mural was done by Chico-based illustrator and muralist Wyatt Hersey and people were invited to help paint it. The room where the mural was painted will not only be used to conduct the business of the organization but also as a community space where others can come to host meetings. The interactive mural featured many of Butte County’s natural features and animals. - dnbaxter

Tags: BEC, local art, Community, Butte County, muralby: dnbaxter

September 30, 2019


  • Students protested Thursday outside Meriam Library, using buckets as drums, smoke masks, and their voices – to raise awareness about climate change. Mark Stemen was protesting alongside the students and said that they wanted to bring attention to the issue to the public. - dnbaxter

Tags: Chico, Community, BEC, Climate Action, Sustainable Futureby: dnbaxter

September 30, 2019


  • Students of all ages and community members gathered for the Chico Climate Strike where they demanded a change in legislation and encouraged others to take action in the fight again our changing climate. At the strike, there were also a variety of tables and booths promoting sustainable practices including the Butte Environmental Council - dnbaxter

Tags: Chico, Community, BEC, Climate Action, Resistance, Butte County, Climate Strikeby: dnbaxter

BEC News Interests

January 11, 2019

Highlights and Sticky Notes:It is regarded as an indicator species, a fish that demonstrates the health of the entire Delta ecosystem.
Once the most abundant fish in the entire estuary, the population has collapsed to the point where not one fish was found in the 2018 Fall Midwater Trawl survey.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

January 2, 2019

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Many of these small property owners don’t have the money or resources to clear out and replace trees when wildfires sweep over the landscape.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

December 18, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Fortunately, the researchers concluded, the nation’s tallest dam is not in imminent danger. They don’t think earthquakes caused the fracture. Just the opposite may be true, they said.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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