June 09, 2022

Snapshot Cal Coast 2022 (June 13 – July 4)

Snapshot Cal Coast is an annual California statewide community science effort that encourages people to make and share observations of plants, animals, and seaweeds along the California coast using the iNaturalist app. Led by the California Academy of Sciences with support from the California Ocean Protection Council, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the MPA (Marine Protected Area) Collaborative Network, and an array of other partners, we are creating a valuable snapshot in time of where species are located along our coast.

https://www.calacademy.org/calcoast

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May 09, 2022

Anza-Borrego park announces 50th bighorn sheep count amid fears of cancellation.

The count — which is slated for Thursday through Saturday following the Fourth of July — is an integral part of the park’s recovery plan for the federally endangered sheep.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/story/2022-05-04/bighorn-sheep-count?_amp=true

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April 29, 2022

City Nature Challenge

Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the 2022 City Nature Challenge.

https://citynaturechallenge.org/

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April 13, 2022

Green Film Festival of S.F. opening night films look at wildlife and humans’ struggle to coexist.

In a sense, both “Don’t Feed the Coyotes” and “Taking the Reins” are stories of nature pushing up against the modern world. In the case of the coyotes, the concrete environs where they have settled, or even more pastoral enclaves like the Presidio, are not kind.

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/green-film-festival-of-s-f-opening-night-films-look-at-wildlife-and-humans-struggle-to-coexist/amp

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April 08, 2022

Visiting a state park? Your library card can get you in for free.

In an effort to provide more equitable outdoor access for all Californians, residents can now use their library cards to check out day passes for free access to more than 200 state parks, officials announced this week.

The move is part of a partnership between California State Parks and the California State Library, which will distribute at least three of the new “California State Library Parks Pass” hangtags to all branches in the state, including mobile libraries.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-07/visiting-a-state-park-your-library-card-can-get-you-in-for-free?_amp=true

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March 03, 2022

World Wildlife Day 2022: Ecosystem Restoration through Recovery of Key Species — A Case for Wetland Conservation.

No matter how big or small an organism is, we are all interconnected by the web of life! In this web, wildlife has a very crucial role to play. It is the key to perfectly functioning ecosystems resulting from the constant and relentless evolution of life on our planet for billions of years. World Wildlife Day is like an alarm bell that tells us to not forget about the role of wildlife in maintaining the delicate balance of life on this planet.

https://weather.com/en-IN/india/biodiversity/news/2022-03-03-ecosystem-restoration-through-recovery-of-key-species

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February 21, 2022

Record number of elephant seals descend on California beach.

Point Reyes National Seashore warned guests not to get too close to the large animals.

https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/california-park-warns-guests-about-elephant-seals

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February 11, 2022

Wrigley Institute Women Scientists Share Their Experiences for International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

From corals to microplastics, kelp to human behavior, and more, the women scientists of the Wrigley Institute are making crucial advances in our understanding of the environment and how to fight climate change. In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we sat down for Q&As with four of them to learn about their experiences.

https://dornsife.usc.edu/wrigley/wrigley-institute-women-scientists-international-day-of-women-a/

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December 11, 2021

Mission accomplished: Beth Pratt raised millions for a freeway overpass for L.A. cougars.

Pratt heads the nonprofit National Wildlife Federation’s #SaveLACougars campaign, which seeks to raise funds to build an $87-million bridge that will allow isolated clans of cougars to cross a 10-lane stretch of the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon Road in Agoura Hills.

https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2021-12-11/beth-pratt-raised-millions-for-a-cougar-overpass?_amp=true

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September 20, 2021

Groups Push for Progress During Sea Otter Awareness Week.

Historically, the Pacific Rim supported between 150,000 and 300,000 sea otters, but the population is now estimated at about 106,000.

https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2021-09-20/endangered-species-and-wildlife/groups-push-for-progress-during-sea-otter-awareness-week/a75789-1

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