Urban Nature

Fracking leases, conservatives and a lone wolf

December 10, 2012

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]
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.