Cool City Challenge in Petaluma

The population at large is becoming increasingly aware that the climate crisis is not something that will happen in the future. It is happening now, and there is not much time left before many of the irreversible environmental tipping points have been passed. Though the challenge can feel daunting, there is hope. But we need

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New and Improved Sea Level Rise Planning Tool!

It’s live! We are excited to announce that we just launched our newly updated Our Coast, Our Future platform (ourcoastourfuture.org)! In a time when we are seeing and feeling the effects of climate change more than ever, it’s critical that our solutions keep pace and help us think ahead and think holistically. That’s exactly what

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Sierra Meadows Partnership Poised to Meet 2030 Goal

Sierra meadows are a critically important component of the Sierra Nevada landscape. They provide multiple benefits. They contribute to carbon sequestration, groundwater recharge, flood attenuation, water quality improvements,  and stream flow, improving the quality of life for downstream ecosystems and human communities. Meadows are also biodiversity hotspots that provide important habitat for birds, fish, amphibians,

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Science News: More drones for science? Yes!

Science Drones from Antarctica to CA Drones are fast becoming an important conservation tool. At Point Blue, we began using them to survey a colony of half a million penguins in Antarctica that we’ve been monitoring on foot since the early 1970s. That study is still active and proving to be successful in bringing a

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A Decade of Ambition

Editor’s note: The decade 2021-2030 has been designated by the United Nations as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and Point Blue is proud to be participating in and supporting the UN’s effort. As part of our participation we have crafted our own declaration and commitments below. We plan to add to these commitments over time,

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A Decade to Re-up on Restoration Globally

The decade 2021-2030 has been designated by the United Nations as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (the Decade hereafter) and Point Blue is proud to support and contribute to this global wave of united energy around restoring the planet. We invite you to celebrate, get on board, and/or re-up your commitment to ecosystem restoration starting

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Pyrodiversity and Biodiversity in the Sierra

By Dr. Grant Ballard, Chief Science Officer Point Blue has monitored California’s iconic Sierra Nevada ecosystems since the 1970’s, with a particularly extensive study of birds and vegetation covering thousands of locations across the entire mountain range beginning in 2009. This long-term study serves as a witness to the transformation of Sierra ecosystems that is

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Science News: Fire, Owls, and Farallon Gulls

The Benefits of Fire for Birds Fire is a phenomenon that may not be easy to think positively about when it comes to areas where we live, especially in California right now. But the story is more complicated than whether fire is all good or all bad. In the Sierra Nevada our research has revealed

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An Abundance of Insight into Community-Based Restoration

by Celida Moran, Restoration and Education Technician For many people on the San Francisco Peninsula, Half Moon Bay has long been a weekend destination to enjoy locally caught seafood, coastal hikes, accessible beaches, and plant nurseries. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the area has only increased in popularity as people continue to seek outlets for outdoor

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Major Grant Launches New Project to Advance Soil Stewardship on Working Lands

Working lands, like farms and ranches, are often seen as a climate change contributor. However, farms and ranches also have great potential to be a part of the climate solution. Soil carbon sequestration is an important key to unlocking that potential, and rebuilding soil carbon on working lands will also help to achieve many other

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