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San Joaquin River named America’s most endangered river

April 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, San Joaquin River

California’s San Joaquin River tops the 2014 list of America’s most endangered rivers released today by American Rivers. The San Joaquin River is California’s second largest river, running 350 miles from its headwaters in the southern Sierra Nevada to its meeting with the Sacramento River in the San Francisco Bay-Delta. It is a river with a […]

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San Joaquin water bill (HR 3964) is ‘nothing but a step back’

February 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Federal Policy, San Joaquin River

Audubon California today voiced strong opposition to a cynical legislative effort to take advantage of the ongoing drought to derail California water policy and environmental protections. House Resolution 3964, which is being rushed to the floor Wednesday without committee debate, would overturn years of negotiations over Central Valley water policy that have balanced the interests […]

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When a river dies

October 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, San Joaquin River

When a river dies, we lose a lot more than the water. We lose all the greenery, all the fish, all the birds and other wildlife. And we lose the community that grows up around a healthy waterway – the economy, the recreation. Everything turns to sand. The San Joaquin River is California’s second longest […]

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Hulk says vote for the River and the Yellow Warbler

October 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, San Joaquin River

Lots of great things going on in the photo above (larger version below the fold). First, this guy at this weekend’s 5K Mud Run at the San Joaquin River is sporting a great Hulk costume. Second, he’s telling everyone to send a message to their leaders in support of the San Joaquin River restoration (Send […]

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Endangered bird returns to San Joaquin Valley

July 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, San Joaquin River

We’re hearing reports that the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo is making a return to the San Joaquin Valley. This is remarkable news, given that the species — named on the both the state and federal endangered species lists — has been absent from the Valley due to the loss of its river habitat. Now, with […]

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We love birds (and mammals too)!

July 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · San Joaquin River, Water issues, Wildlife photos and video

The San Joaquin Kit Fox is one of the species expected to benefit from the San Joaquin River Restoration. This petite mammal was a common site in the San Joaquin Valley a hundred years ago, but loss of habitat has shrunk its numbers. Go to http://imfortheriver.org/ if you think this cute fox deserves a fighting chance. Share […]

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Stanislaus Audubon President says: “I’m for the River”

June 28th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, San Joaquin River

Stanislaus Audubon President Salvatore Salerno penned a great opinion piece in the Modesto Bee a few days ago making a strong argument for the restoration of the San Joaquin. As you may know, Congress approved the San Joaquin River Restoration Program in 2009. Audubon California, our chapters in the San Joaquin Valley, and a bunch of […]

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We’re for the San Joaquin River — Are you?

May 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, San Joaquin River, Water issues

Audubon California is working with a number of other conservation and recreation organizations to build support for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. This was approved by Congress in 2009, and it will provide water for farms, help build communities, and restore habitat for birds and other wildlife. The campaign is called I’m for the […]

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