Here’s the best of Monday’s nature news.
- On Wednesday, feds opening 18,000 acres of land for oil and gas leases in Monterey Shale in central California. [KQED]
- Best way to make a conservative care about the environment is appeal to sense of purity, UC Berkeley researcher finds. [San Francisco Business Times]
- Mountain lion group calls for changes in state Fish & Game protocol after last week’s shooting of two cougar cubs. [Bay Area News Group]
- Scenic top of Fitch Mountain above Healdsburg bought by Sonoma open space district to be a 199-acre park. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- Remember that lone Oregon wolf that became the first wolf in California in nearly a century? He’s still out there and has moved to lower ground as winter approaches. [Sacramento Bee]