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  • July 29, 2020
    Patricia Gordon-Reedy Retires
    by Gwynne Corrigan, M.S. (0 Comments)
    *This piece was a collaborative effort between CBI and SDMMP, with coordination by CBI and main text prepared by SDMMP. Few people have contributed more to plant conservation in San Diego County than Patricia Gordon-Reedy. A native Californian, she has been a quiet and respected leader in the San Diego environmental community for over 30 years. We are honored to ...
  • June 24, 2020
    Fisher Conservation in the Sierra Nevada
    by Craig Thompson, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    Back in the late 1970s, Dr. Reg Barrett at the University of California Berkeley told the US Forest Service that their biggest looming conservation problem in the Sierra Nevada was going to be a large weasel called the fisher. Dr. Barrett saw the fisher's dependence on large, old trees and dense canopy forest as a source of conflict with ...
  • May 27, 2020
    Coyote Valley: A last chance landscape
    by Gwynne Corrigan, M.S. (0 Comments)
    Coyote Valley endures as one of the last flat, undeveloped landscapes remaining in Santa Clara County, California. Located within one of the world’s top 25 most essential biodiversity hotspots (the California Floristic Province), Coyote Valley resides on the south side of San Jose, California, nested between the Santa Cruz and Diablo Mountain Ranges.    In addition to providing recreation, flood ...
  • April 27, 2020
    A Path Forward
    by Gwynne Corrigan, M.S. (0 Comments)
    The San Joaquin Valley (“Valley”) is positioned to play a pivotal supporting role as California works to achieve its ambitious goal to meet half of the state’s electricity demand by 2030 from renewable sources. The Valley is also home to some of the richest, most productive farmland in the world while containing some of our most imperiled plants, animals, and ...
  • March 23, 2020
    Renewed Hope for the Recovery of a Rare Butterfly in Southern CA
    by Gwynne Corrigan, M.S. (0 Comments)
    The recovery effort for the critically endangered Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) shows encouraging signs of success. As a native pollinator, the checkerspots survival is crucial to maintaining healthy coastal sage scrub ecosystems in San Diego County.   The Quino’s ongoing recovery originated from a focused effort by CBI and partners. We teamed up with US Fish and Wildlife ...
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