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With the Government Shut Down, What Happens to Federally Funded Research?

October 07, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

National parks are not only recreational hubs, but they also serve as centers for scientific research and environmental monitoring programs. Since the federal government shutdown, researchers have been unable to continue their work running the risk that months of consistent study could be lost in a few weeks.

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US Geological Survey – Western Ecological Research Center

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Scientists working in this division, across California and the West, do ecological research, monitoring, technology development, basic biology, and modeling.

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USDA – Invasive Weeds Research Unit

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Develops new methods for managing invasive plant species in rangeland, riparian, and aquatic ecosystems. Headquartered in Albany in the East Bay, with offices in Davis and Reno.

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UC Natural Reserve System

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The University of California's reserve system includes 36 reserves that encompass approximately 130,000 acres of protected natural land available for university-level instruction, research, and public outreach.

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San Francisco Estuary Project

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A federal-state-local partnership, the San Francisco Estuary Project developed and supports the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan to protect and restore the Estuary. We work to attract and direct federal and other resources to local and regional needs; support needed scientific and watershed information gathering; inform the public and policy makers on estuarine issues; convene collaborative work groups around key estuary issues; and support local organizations in conducting research and implementing the defined goals and objectives of the estuary management plan.

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San Francisco Estuary Institute

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The San Francisco Estuary Institute conducts research and synthesizes data on San Francisco Bay and surrounding watersheds.

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San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is a non-profit supporting the education, interpretation, and research activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The primary mission of SFBWS is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the San Francisco Bay and its natural history, and to conserve and preserve the remaining bay lands as essential wildlife habitat. In addition the Society works to improve opportunities for low-impact public use; operates a bookstore and visitor center at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge; and funds educational events, research, and exhibits.

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San Francisco Bay-Delta Science Consortium

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The San Francisco Bay-Delta Science Consortium is an organization composed of 15 government, university, and private institutions that have joined forces to share scientific information and resources on the aquatic ecosystem of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and its associated watersheds.

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San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A research and education organization dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats through science and outreach, and to contributing to informed resource management decisions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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PRBO Conservation Science

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Formerly the Point Reyes Bird Observatory, this organization is one of the foremost field research groups on the West Coast. Dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife, and ecosystems through innovative scientific research and outreach.

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