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  • July 28, 2021
    Aerial Surveys of Non-native Weeds in the Santa Monica Mtns
    by Deanne DiPietro, M.A. (0 Comments)
    *This piece was written in collaboration with Katrina Olthof, Morgan Ball (Wildlands Conservation Sciences, LLC), and Marti Witter (National Park Service). **Aerial images courtesy of Wildlands Conservation Sciences, LLC. The Woolsey Fire - started on November 8, 2018 - burned through the Santa Monica Mountains and into coastal neighborhoods of Malibu. Within a few days, the fire consumed 96,949 acres of land ...
  • February 19, 2021
    Shared Stewardship in the USFS Southern Region
    by Gwynne Corrigan, M.S. (0 Comments)
    With forest land managers facing countless urgent and complex challenges, the United States Forest Service (USFS) under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, created a Shared Stewardship Initiative in 2018 to work collaboratively with State and Federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders for a landscape-level approach to forest treatments. Cross-boundary collaboration provides mutually beneficial outcomes for ...
  • January 28, 2021
    Accessibility in Tool Development at CBI
    by Gwynne Corrigan, M.S. (0 Comments)
    Most of us can’t imagine life without easy access to the internet, but what if you couldn’t use a computer mouse, didn’t see color, or relied on screen reading software to interact with websites? What if you had to rely on others to engage on the internet? One in four adults in the U.S. has a disability, although not ...
  • October 29, 2020
    Good News for Stephens' kangaroo rat
    by Wayne Spencer, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently reclassified the Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi, or SKR) from the direst classification under the Endangered Species Act of Endangered to the lesser category of Threatened. Although one might think that an organization called the Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) might lament such a decision or charge that it is political, our kangaroo rat ...
  • August 28, 2020
    What a Season
    by Gwynne Corrigan, M.S. (0 Comments)
    The air in my apartment is sluggish and still; the electricity cut out hours ago and won’t return for many more. The windows and doors sealed, guarding our lungs from the toxic air outside, which swirls with particulates from the various wildfires raging across much of California’s Bay Area. I live in Santa Clara County, which not only has a ...
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