Kat Taylor and TomKat Ranch
"Growing up in California, spending most of my time out-of-doors, I was raised in a nature ethic. I understand that we live within natural resource and ecological limits, and we have to tend to the planet that is so gracious to host us. That’s why at TomKat Ranch we partner with Point Blue to create a “learning laboratory.” Here beef graze on grasses and pastures only. At the same time, the soil ecosystem grows healthier. This is “ecological ranching” where cattle are used to improve biodiversity above and below the ground. Point Blue's scientists and data help us understand what’s going on. I'm proud to be a supporting partner with them."
Our new CEO, Manuel “Mani” Oliva, is settling in to his new role to lead the organization as we continue and grow our climate-smart conservation science work. We sat down with him and asked him 10 questions during his first week.
In new research led by our partners at USGS and co-authored by Point Blue’s Maya Hayden, Ph.D., projected coastal flooding dramatically increased when storms were included in the models. This may seem daunting, but it’s actually helpful news.
Learn how our beloved local beaches provide vital coastal habitat for many species, like the Western Snowy Plover with Point Blue Biologist Carleton Eyster and Photographer Jacqueline Deely at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.
Gather with fellow supporters of Point Blue to elect new Directors of the Board followed by a special presentation and Bird-A-Thon celebration!
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