Una Mujer con Mucha Fuerza en Buena Compañía /A Powerful Woman in Good Company
May 13, 2022
I didn’t expect to be moved to tears when I sat down to interview Diana Eusse. Diana is the South American Lead of our Migratory Shorebird Project partnership and Biologist with Asociación Calidris. I met with her in early March 2022 during one of her visits to the United States. Her perspective and approach to collaboration is palpable.
CA Takes Major Conservation Step With Final 30×30 Plan
May 6, 2022
In October 2020, Governor Newsom made news with a bold executive order to fight climate change and conserve biodiversity. And Point Blue was among the many organizations to applaud Newsom’s efforts and pledge to work with his administration to help turn his commitment into an action plan. After 18 months of intensive collaborative planning, draft
Science News: Major advance in whale protection and much more…
April 29, 2022
Encouraging News for Whales We’re thrilled to report a major advance in our collaboration to protect whales. For over a decade, reducing deadly collisions between cargo ships and whales has been a priority for the Point Blue Oceans team. In 2017, we published a seminal paper showing that the actual number of whale deaths from
Planning for Change: New Tools to Support Bird Habitat in the Central Valley
April 14, 2022
How can water managers in California’s Central Valley make sure enough water is allocated to birds as the region faces changing climate patterns while still helping the state reach its ambitious 30×30 conservation goals? New planning tools are here to help.
Point Blue Expands Work in Fire Ecology
March 23, 2022
We’re pleased to announce Point Blue’s first ever Fire Stewardship Ecologist position which has been filled (and co-created to a large extent) by former Sonoma-Marin Partner Biologist Taj Hittenberger. This is an exciting step for both Taj and Point Blue in the direction of further incorporating fire into our conservation efforts.
Everything is Exquisitely in Balance…Or Could Be
March 21, 2022
By Dr. Grant Ballard, Chief Science Officer A few weeks ago, the world’s leading body of climate scientists, the IPCC, released another sobering report. It describes ongoing significant changes to our climate and warns of what’s to come if we don’t rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Unlike previous
Celebrate Our 57th Birthday with Native Plants!
March 15, 2022
Give 10% and get 10% when you purchase CA native plants to celebrate Point Blue Conservation Science’s 57th birthday. March 18th, 1965 is the day that we were incorporated as a non-profit conservation organization and embarked on our journey to conserve birds, wildlife, and ecosystems through science, partnerships, and outreach. Planting native plants and creating
Science News: Iconic Species and Carbon Farming
February 4, 2022
STRAW to Assist in Carbon Farming in Marin The Marin Resource Conservation District and Point Blue will be making a dent in reducing atmospheric carbon in Marin County thanks to a $1 million grant from the California Coastal Conservancy. The grant will support planting and fencing of riparian areas, restoration of oak woodlands, and other
How Cool is Petaluma?
January 18, 2022
Have you heard? Petaluma, where Point Blue is headquartered, was one of three cities in California, along with Los Angeles and Irvine, to receive $1million through the Cool City Challenge to address climate change at the neighborhood level. Watch the KPIX 5 news story here and find a Bohemian article here to learn more. Part
Highlights from 2021: A Very Full Year
December 31, 2021
What a year! We are very happy to be part of this amazing community. We have much to be proud of and grateful for as we look back at 2021 and gear up for a fresh new year. Here are some of our many favorite accomplishments and moments of 2021: Starting off the year by