Science News: Sea Level Rise Planning, Sierra Meadow Conservation, New Plant Nursery, and more

Planning with Nature How can we transition from vulnerable to resilient? We think nature is a big part of the answer. Point Blue Conservation Science and the San Francisco Estuary Institute, in partnership with the County of Marin, just released the Sea Level Rise Adaptation Framework. The Framework is a user guide to help planners

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Sea Level Rise Adaptation Framework

Webinar Release Please join Point Blue Conservation Science, the San Francisco Estuary Institute, and the County of Marin, on October 15th, 2019 from 12 pm- 1 pm time for a webinar release of our Sea Level Rise Adaptation Framework. Sign up here for our webinar, which is being hosted by the California Coastal Resilience Network.

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Help Shape Climate Stewards Curriculum

The University of California, California Naturalist Program Climate Stewards Initiative is developing a new certification course with an anticipated launch in 2021. This course will certify adults as UC Climate Stewards across California. The vision for the certification is to prepare Climate Stewards to communicate and engage in local, collective activities to advance community and

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Science News: Rising Leaders, Model Scientists, and more

Rising Leader This spring, Alba Estrada López, our RAY Fellow and Conservation Educator, accepted a second year of the RAY Fellowship working with us at Point Blue! Part of the Environmental Leadership Program, the RAY Fellowship focuses on increasing opportunities for people of color to learn about, engage with, and enter the environmental conservation sector

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Innovation and Inspiration: Celebrating The Blue in Point Blue

By Manuel “Mani” Oliva, CEO Fifty years ago humans accomplished what previously many thought impossible: landing people on the moon and returning them safely to Earth.  Although I was too young to understand the enormity of this moment, I was heavily influenced by its impact and legacy and I decided to pursue a career in

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Farallon Islands Restoration Update

As we wrote on our blog last week, Point Blue is proud to have contributed original science to support the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to eradicate invasive house mice from the Farallon Islands. On Wednesday of this week, the California Coastal Commission (CCC) considered the proposed eradication as an agenda item at its

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Farallon Islands Restoration–Addressing misinformation and misleading statements

Addressing misinformation and misleading statements Point Blue is aware that critics of this project have been spreading misinformation and misleading statements. We’ll continue to update this page with our perspective based on 50 years of living on and studying the islands and our original science.  The total amount of rodenticide that will be used in

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An important moment for conservation on the Farallon Islands

Just over fifty years ago, biologists from Point Blue Conservation Science (known then as Point Reyes Bird Observatory) landed on the Farallon Islands for the first time. We have maintained a continuous presence on the islands ever since: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A year after arriving, the South Farallon Islands became

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Science News: Water, Beef, Cormorants, and more

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is expected to transform the landscape in California’s Central Valley as stakeholders in each groundwater basin work together to draft groundwater management plans. Severe over-pumping of groundwater has led to dropping water tables and sinking land, threatening water supplies and infrastructure, including roads and canals. Click to read on.

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A Guide to Climate-Smart Meadow Restoration

This handbook provides restoration practitioners with guidance to incorporate climate change considerations into the planning and design of Sierra Nevada meadow restoration projects. Project planning worksheets included.

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