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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 cattle 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."

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What's Happening

An important moment for conservation on the Farallon Islands

We've been living and working on the Farallon Islands for 50 years and are excited to share a major opportunity to support ecological restoration on the islands. And we'd love your help!

Read more in our blog post

Cormorant Comeback

Meredith Elliott, Senior Scientist at Point Blue, and colleagues looked at Double-crested Cormorant colony numbers in the San Francisco Bay area over a 42-year period to better understand how the cormorant population changed through time and why.

View the publication brief

Changing Seas

We highly recommend that you dive into this episode of South Florida PBS’s Changing Seas: “The Cordell Bank: A National Treasure." You will come away with a deeper understanding of why and how we protect oceans and the role of Point Blue's science.

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What’s Up with Whale Entanglements?

Humpback whales are getting tangled-up, harmed, and sometimes killed by gear associated with crab fishing. Learn how Point Blue and partners are working collaboratively to address this avoidable issue.

Read the SF Examiner article

Smarter Conservation Solutions

Sharing our conservation resources and knowledge and providing our partners with valuable conservation tools is essential to Point Blue’s mission.

Farming & Ranching

Be a steward of the land without sacrificing your bottom line.

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Management

Improve conservation outcomes and guide conservation investment priorities.

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Nature Stewardship

Identify, understand, and help birds and other animals at home and while out enjoying nature.

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Research

Use our science. Browse our library of briefs and more than 2,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and reports.

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Teaching

Teach others about a variety of science and conservation topics.

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