"I joined the Science Advisory Committee and my wife and I became a supporters because we knew how outstanding the organization’s science work was and I was particularly excited and impressed that they wanted to grow their social science expertise. They understand that conservation is at its core a human behavior. They know that including more diverse civic input is key to increased conservation benefit for wildlife and the diversity of people in our communities. I view policy as an agreement that we enter into as a community or society, whether we have been included in its creation or not. My goal as a public policy scholar is to increase civic engagement in policy so that it better serves everyone. As I spoke with Point Blue’s scientists, I came to see more clearly how environmental conservation is also a type of policy. It encompasses different ways that we agree to restore, protect, and interact with natural ecosystems."
-Sheldon Gen, Professor in the Public Administration Program at San Francisco State University
photo: Sheldon and Laine on the Kortum Trail, Sonoma Coast
We're recognizing this year's Juneteenth celebration as a historic moment on our shared journey. Read more in a recent blog post from Point Blue CEO Manuel Oliva and peruse a list of celebration events around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
We are excited to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to a place that remains virtually untouched. An entire continent of windswept expanses, snow-shrouded peaks, wildlife in abundance, and ice. Lots and lots of ice.
In a new publication by Soundscapes to Landscapes project leaders, lessons learned from a project management view are highlighted. Including college students and advanced birders was a key to success!
After growing up in coastal cities, University of Florida graduate Danny Khor found themself interested in research and understanding the environmental change. We're so happy they came to Point Blue via a RAY Fellowship!
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