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  • August 25, 2016
    Citizen Science, Place, & Conservation: Published Paper & Opportunity
    by John Gallo, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
      People matter. Place matters. The people of a place matter. That was one of the big messages of the inspirational plenary presentation by Chris Filardi at the inaugural conference of the Citizen Science Association. It moved me to stand up and ask him and the room about this intersection between place and citizen science, and to organize an impromptu ...
  • April 22, 2016
    The Sprinkler System Is On!
    by Tosha Comendant, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    Last week, I re-entered (see related blog) another dimension - sixth grade! I spent my morning with Katherine Van Treese’s Social Studies classes at Redwood Middle School.  Each student presented a component of their group’s water-focused infographic project (created with Piktochart)  and conducted an interactive audience engagement exercise (using Kahoot).  Each student described a component of the team’s project - the topics ...
  • March 22, 2016
    "Management" is the new "Conservation"
    by Katie O'Connor, M.S. (0 Comments)
    Most significant conservation has happened slowly, imperceptibly, like water running down a hill….joining with other droplets until it forms a stream….and then a raging river.  Individual champions have fallen in love with pieces of vegetation rooted in soil and rock, and have stood beside them,  shepherding them toward conservation.  The land set aside from development, the only land ...
  • January 15, 2016
    The Good News Effect, Part 2
    by Daniel Harvey (0 Comments)
    This is the second post of a new series within the CBI Blog that highlights positive events around the world and discusses their significance in relation to global sustainability. In each of these posts I hope to offer insights into the potential we each have to make the world a better place, and to draw attention to the ways that ...
  • December 14, 2015
    An Endangered Wildflower and Local Food Production – Is There a Link?
    by Jessie Vinje, B.S. (0 Comments)
    CBI biologist Jessie Vinje and partners just completed a 3-year experimental study on the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve (RJER) in San Diego County, CA. The study assessed various nonnative grass and forb control techniques, including prescribed fire, to restore a historically occupied Otay tarplant population and associated native grasslands and forblands (wildflower fields) that were once more common in San ...
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