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Life Belowground on the Range

If you are a nature enthusiast, science nerd, or rangeland manager, this new guide will provide you with useful and fun knowledge about the intricate and fascinating world below our feet in a beautiful format. Life Belowground on the Range, an introduction to the soil communities that support California’s rangelands was produced by Point Blue Conservation

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A Climate-Smart Framework for Land Trusts

Point Blue Conservation Science is excited to share a new climate-smart guide for land trusts: Integrating Climate Adaptation into Land Conservation: A Climate-Smart Framework for Land Trusts. The purpose of this handbook is to provide land trusts and other land conservation practitioners with a guide to integrating climate change projections and climate adaptation approaches into

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A Commitment to Double Down in 2020

By Manuel Oliva, CEO In the weeks since attending the United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid as part of the Point Blue’s official delegation, I have spent a good deal of time reflecting on the outcomes of the meeting. On the one hand, the negotiations themselves did not advance in the way that we all

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Building Capacity and Mobilizing the Migratory Shorebird Project in Guatemala

The Migratory Shorebird Project (MSP) is a multinational collaboration initiated in 2011 by Point Blue. With our international partners in this effort we conserve wetlands through science, partnership, and outreach along the Pacific Flyway, a bird migration highway that stretches along the West coast of the Americas from Alaska to Chile. We are excited to

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Live from Madrid: Thoughts from the UN’s annual climate conference

By Manuel J. Oliva, Chief Executive Officer Poland. Mexico. South Africa. Denmark. For the past 15 years I’ve traveled to various far-flung locations to attend the United Nations’ annual climate change meeting. Known officially as “Conferences Of the Parties” (and informally as “COPs”) tens of thousands of people attend these events each year, almost all

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Drakes’ Beach Sanderlings Bird-A-Thon Team: A Bird Finding Machine!

Each year our Bird-A-Thon teams share a summary of their count day with their sponsors. It’s a way to for teams to let their supporters in on the action and excitement of the count day and of course share their prized species list. This year, the Drake’s Beach Sanderlings, composed almost entirely of young birders,

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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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