Waiting for your Tern

Collaboratively written by Meredith Elliott, Dan Robinette, Emily Rice, and Lishka Arata Point Blue Biologist Emily Rice waited as she watched hours of video footage and she finally found: a hatching California least tern! See if you can identify the minute when 2 eggs become 1 egg and one chick in the video below. It

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Science News: Farallones Restoration, Sierra Meadows and Land Trusts, and more

Adult ashy storm-petrel captured during night time mist-netting on the Farallon Islands. Credit:Ilana Nimz/Point Blue/USFWS. Species Recovery within Reach on the Farallones Our science shows striking species recovery potential through the removal of invasive house mice from Southeast Farallon Island. There is an intricate relationship between the house mouse, the Burrowing Owl, and the threatened

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How do we live with fire in California?

By Manuel Oliva, CEO As we cope with yet another season of devastating fires throughout California, as well as associated power outages, my first thoughts are for everyone who has been affected. Having seen many of our staff, who live across the state be directly impacted by the loss of power for days, and some

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Breaking News: Conservation Works.

by Grant Ballard, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer For those of us in the conservation world who pay close attention to scientific reports, the past year has been grim. First, there was a bombshell report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which warned of the dangers we face if the planet exceeds 1.5 degrees Celsius

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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 a Success! Thank you to the 174 participants of our webinar release hosted by Point Blue Conservation Science, the San Francisco Estuary Institute, and the County of Marin, on October 15th, 2019. We’ll be posting the recording here soon. Planning with Nature Point Blue Conservation Science and the San Francisco Estuary Institute, in

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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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