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California Coastkeeper Alliance Releases Climate Change Plan For Coastal Areas | KPBS

The California Coastkeeper Alliance released its Ocean Climate Resiliency Action Plan Wednesday, a roadmap to mitigate the effects of climate change and sea level rise on coastal areas like northern San Diego County.

California to spend $2 million to tell you not to smoke at the beach, parks

The State of California wants to spend $2 million to remind you that it is against the law to smoke in state parks and beaches.

State funding could help preserve Santa Cruz County coastal old growth forests

SANTA CRUZ — Conservationists took a major step forward Thursday in a four-decade-long effort to preserve one of the most significant privately held old-growth coast redwood properties remaining in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Commentary: Congress must protect public lands, including the Pacific Crest Trail. Californians should lead the effort

Shortchanging our public lands is shameful and shortsighted. The Pacific Crest Trail Association supports full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Sea lions are cash cows in the Bay Area. Farther south, fishermen say, 'Shoot 'em'

The welcome mat for California sea lions has been rolled out in San Francisco, but is nowhere to be seen in La Jolla and many of the state's fishing ports.

Newport News Times | How coastal rainforests can help the climate is topic of presentation

How coastal rainforests can help the climate is topic of presentation

West Coast fisheries took steps to protect whales, turtles in 2019 - Los Angeles Times

West Coast fisheries cleaned up their act in 2019, with new rules that promote more sustainable fishing practices.

Is This Tree Rare, or Common? A Mystery Story - Bay Nature Magazine

Last April I followed Gretchen Hayes into the leafy shadows and woods along Las Trampas Creek in the East Bay. Pipevine swallowtail butterflies flapped like black handkerchiefs in the warming sun along the trail, from which we swiftly departed. Just a few steps into the foliage and we were surrounded by green, avoiding poison oak, and gingerly stepping across a creek. Hayes, a geomorphologist and veteran environmental consultant, soon zeroed in on the object of our odyssey: a gigantic Northern California black walnut (NCBW) tree. These walnut trees grow between roughly 20 and 75 feet high, with broad-spreading crowns of long, thin, and fluttery pinnate leaves, and their fruits are, well, a little larger than walnut size. The tree Hayes sought was enormous. Its trunk bent and turned in a most torturous perpendicular shape. Undoubtedly a survivor, the tree had a presence as settled and stolid as a tribal elder’s.

Local CCC leader to receive national honor - News - Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, CA - Yreka, CA

Tijerina, a crew leader at the CCC Siskiyou Center, has demonstrated “personal growth, outstanding leadership skills, and a sincere commitment to helping their community,” according to a press release from the CCC. All winners of the Corpsmember of the Year Award are nominated by their Corps.

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Someone shot an endangered wolf in Northern California. Will new rewards lead to killer?

Rescuers free entangled humpback whale off Northern California

A rescue team helped free a young humpback whale that was tangled in fishing gear south of San Francisco days after a fisherman first spotted it, a conservation group said.

Gov. Newsom puts up $20 million for newest state park in Northern California cattle ranch – Santa Cruz Sentinel

A nearly 51,000 acre property that spans four Bay Area counties could become the state’s newest state park. The elevation reaches up to 4,000 feet, meaning the area is also known to get snow.