Elyse DeFranco

Elyse DeFranco is a writer and ecologist who loves sharing stories about Bay Area wildlife. She is currently honing her craft and enjoying life as a banana slug at the UC Santa Cruz science communication graduate program. Read more at her website.

6 Million Acres to Go


California, the most biodiverse state, hopes to stave off the Sixth Extinction by protecting 30 percent of its lands and waters by 2030. How’s that going?