September 02, 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020 - California Natural Resources Agency

This year, we are excited to have many partners joining us to host California Biodiversity Day events from September 5 to September 13. Please check out the events below to see how you can participate in celebrating California Biodiversity Day 2020!

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November 22, 2019

Time for a Swim.

Chinook salmon — crucial to California’s fishing industry — return to Rancho Cordova’s Nimbus Fish Hatchery.

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April 07, 2019

Protected Bird Shuts Down High School Lacrosse & Football Field.

This type of bird usually nests in grassland areas, so the American River Parkway is perfect, but somehow she got confused and flew over the levee to this field to nest in artificial turf.

The protected bird is now literally protected not only by its mate but by an 80-foot perimeter for the next two weeks at least.

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December 01, 2018

Monroe Ridge Trail.

In autumn, color returns and temperatures fall to make the walk enjoyable. A couple of picnic tables along the way were a welcome site in summer and oak trees provided needed shade. Ticks, snakes and poison oak are all possible threats. In October, warnings of mountain lion sightings were posted at the trail's ends.

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October 03, 2018

The $8.9 Million California Water Bond That Has Environmentalists Divided.

The measure, Proposition 3, has divided the environmental community and drawn criticism from local newspapers, who say it would benefit wealthy farmers and agribusiness. From a San Francisco Chronicle editorial:

This scheme was devised as an initiative that is being funded, in part, by individuals and entities that are going to be receiving a share of the bond money. The pay-to-play aspect in itself should give voters ample reason to reject Prop. 3.

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October 01, 2018

Proposition 3 will pay for a multitude of water needs.

The measure has broad support from such diverse groups as National Wildlife Federation, California Chamber of Commerce, the Planning and Conservation League, Agricultural Council of California, Community Water Center and hundreds of others. Locally, the American River Parkway Foundation, American River Conservancy, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency and the Sacramento Urban Streams Council also urge voters to support Proposition 3.

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September 08, 2018

Volunteers needed for 10th annual river cleanup.

In conjunction with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and California Coastal Cleanup Day, the American River Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help clean up one of California’s major watersheds on Saturday, Sept. 15.

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August 03, 2018

How is a changing climate affecting California's way of life?

Lake Tahoe area, Yosemite National Park see warmer overnight temperatures

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July 11, 2018

Doe in distress: Auburn deer can't eat because of peanut butter jar, resident says.

A female deer with a jar stuck over its jaw was wandering through properties in the community of Clipper Gap north of Auburn on Tuesday morning, unable to eat or drink, said Sandy Purcell, a Clipper Gap resident.

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June 16, 2018

Mountain lions among us.

“Lions are learning that humans typically pose no threat to them and therefore are adapting to become more comfortable around us. (However) they are still elusive animals that prefer not to be in contact with humans,” said California Fish and Wildlife environmental scientist Shelly Blair.

“Due to Prop. 17 CDFW has no way of managing lion populations other than through issuing a few depredation permits when lions kill livestock. Lions are specially protected in California,” she said. In 1972 action by the state made hunting mountain lions illegal, then the passing of Proposition 117 in 1992 deemed the cats a specially protected species.

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