State Coastal Conservancy out of money, Point Reyes ranchers demand extended leases

April 29, 2013

Hello Monday! Get your Bay Area nature news:

  • State Coastal Conservancy out of its $1 billion in bond money with no new funds in sight. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Gov. Brown asks feds to fast track environmental review of Delta water tunnel plan [Sacramento Bee]
  • Small NorCal town drying up under climate change responds with novel techniques in water conservation. [Fog City Journal]
  • Dogs can be conservationists, too, by sniffing out scat of endangered species. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Wildlife advocates protest Caltrans’ cliff swallow killings in Petaluma bridge netting. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Chevron relaunches oil-crude unit after August shutdown, says lost money but posted $6 billion 1st quarter profit. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Quarantine on harvesting mussels off NorCal coast starts early because biotoxins detected. [Point Reyes Light]
  • Point Reyes ranchers still waiting for their 20-year leases following federal promises. [Point Reyes Light]


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.