GMOs, Sonoma parks and beavers

October 8, 2012

Time for Monday’s news digest:

  • GMO labeling ballot measure, if passed, could reverberate throughout rest of the country. [Huffington Post]
  • Wildlife cameras set up after Point Reyes Vision fire show large mammals are faring well nearly 18 years later. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Visitors to Sonoma parks shot up by one-third to 5 million visitors this year, thanks, in part, to a dedicated PR effort. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • San Francisco announces 80 percent waste diversion from landfills. [SF Appeal]
  • Multibillion dollar restoration effort of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta raises the question: what did the landscape used to look like? [NPR Weekend Edition]
  • Mountain lions are migrating in noticeable numbers from Nevada to California, according to a new study. [Associated Press]
  • The U.S. Forest Service is removing beaver dams in Sierras, raising questions about whether beavers bring benefit or harm to mountain habitat. [Sacramento Bee]
About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.