Point Blue is Wired in the Wild!
April 11, 2019
Modern technology is revolutionizing the ways we understand and protect the natural world. Whether monitoring elusive wildlife from space or taking a “microbe’s-eye view” on ranchland soil, Point Blue scientists are making novel use of technological advances to assess the health of our planet so that we can develop the most effective solutions to the
Introducing Our New CEO
March 21, 2019
Dear Friends, We are thrilled to announce that, after an extensive national search to find the best possible next CEO for Point Blue, we have hired Manuel “Mani” Oliva to lead the organization as we continue and grow our climate-smart conservation science work. Mani is joining Point Blue with more than 25 years of experience
Science News: Penguins, Drones, Citizen Science, and More!
February 26, 2019
New Penguin Science We’re putting cutting-edge technology to work for conservation. In Antarctica we’ve recently been using drones, environmental sensing devices, tiny video cameras, and satellite imagery to increase the pace and scale of our conservation science. Our ultimate goal is to get a better idea of how wildlife (namely, penguins) in one of the
Science News: Restoration Impact, Preparing for Sea Level Rise, and More
December 31, 2018
Creating Climate-Smart Ambassadors Restoring degraded and damaged lands can be one of the most powerful methods to prepare for and combat climate change. And through our climate-smart restoration framework, we help practitioners incorporate anticipated climate change into their project planning. This fall we conducted three workshops for practitioners, landowners, and our own staff to help increase
A Day in the Life of a UN Climate Conference Observer- Ellie’s COP24 Blog Post#3
December 11, 2018
by Ellie Cohen December 11, 2018 (See also Ellie’s other COP24 posts: From Katowice to Auschwitz — Ellie’s COP24 #2 blog post and 2018 UNFCCC Global Climate Meeting– Ellie’s COP24 blog #1 from Katowice, Poland with video and news links) One of the joys of attending the UNFCCC global climate meetings is meeting passionate, caring people
Science News: Carbon Storage, Biodiversity, Creek Restoration, and more!
November 21, 2018
Staggering Results A recent study led by Point Blue Ecologist Kristin Sesser shows that collaborative, science-driven approaches provide a sustainable path forward in a time when water is becoming a more challenging resource to manage. A practice of staggering surface water removal on rice crops after flooding them for the winter is helping waterbird species such as
Gratitude and Inspiration — Video and Photos from “Thank you Ellie” Celebration [Oct. 20, 2018]
October 25, 2018
I sincerely believe that the many acknowledgements and honors truly reflect the invaluable work of everyone in the extended Point Blue family. Thank you for all you’ve done to make our successes possible. And thank you for the honor of leading this fabulous organization over the past two decades! Wherever my path takes me, I will always be a strong supporter of Point Blue.
Science News: Surf & Turf Conservation Science
October 10, 2018
Working with Ranchers to Heal the Land Great things are happening in the remote northeastern corner of California. Water tables are rising.The land is sequestering more carbon. Nesting and feeding habitat is increasing for iconic wildlife like Pronghorn and Sandhill Cranes. And people across diverse sectors are coming together to spend the time to make
Scientist Spotlight: Mike Johns
October 10, 2018
Mike Johns is the newest member of our Farallon Program. He officially joined the team as a biologist in 2014, but interned on the island with us in 2012. We asked Mike what his favorite part of his job is, what accomplishments he’s most proud of so far, and what he’s looking forward to. Q:
Working with Ranchers to Heal the Land
October 10, 2018
Great things are happening in the remote northeastern corner of California. Water tables are rising. Read on to learn more about a recent trip to Lassen County where we visited with ranchers who are leading the way in mixing conservation and traditional ranching practices to improve the health of the land.