On October 7 California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the state to create a new California Biodiversity Collaborative and conserve 30 percent of its land and coastal waters by 2030. Conservationists have celebrated the enshrinement of biodiversity preservation among the state’s … Read more
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The Trump administration has waged what I and many other legal experts view as an all-out assault on the nation’s environmental laws for the … Read more
“Ropeless” gear won’t work, a second-generation crab fisherman says.
In Bodega Bay, crabbers struggle to protect whales frequenting their waters–while still making a living.
Day to day, Kelli English works with National Parks Service staff and leaders to oversee services for the four National Parks historic sites in the East Bay. As Chief of Interpretation for the John Muir and Eugene O’Neill National Historic … Read more
Parks as sanctuaries and refuges in times of crisis.
At a time when development is paving over habitat and climate change is transforming ecosystems at an unprecedented pace, California Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot says the state has a moral imperative to focus on biodiversity.
There’s a certain predictable expression that frequently settles on the face of the friend or family member I’m talking to when I say the word “biodiversity.” I’d call it tolerantly bored.
For perhaps the first time in 80 years the California State Lands Commission, which negotiates and hands out leases for state-owned shoreline property, faced a decision this summer between competing ideas for the same parcel. The commission staff announced at … Read more
As recently as five years ago, it was great to be a herring in the San Francisco Bay. Populations of the small silver fish had declined up and down the West Coast but boomed in the Bay at levels not … Read more