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A win for Central Coast Marbled Murrelets

March 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · California State Parks, seabirds, State Policy

Last week the Center for Biological Diversity reached a settlement agreement with the California Department of Parks and Recreation that will substantially increase protections in the Santa Cruz Mountains for the Marbled Murrelet, an endangered seabird that nests in old-growth forests. Much of the strength of the settlement can be attributed to advocacy on the part […]

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Morro Coast Audubon teaching children the importance of healthy oceans

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, California State Parks, How to help birds, Important Bird Areas, Pollution

Morro Coast Audubon Society (MCAS) initiated an innovative project over the past year to educate the local residents around Morro Bay about marine debris — any litter that poses a threat to the ocean ecosystem when it enters the current — and the potential harmful impacts on coastal wildlife. Share on Facebook

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Lawsuit filed over Marbled Murrelets at Big Basin Redwoods

June 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, California State Parks, seabirds

Today the Center for Biological Diversity (Center) filed suit against California State Parks over its refusal to take steps to protect the critically imperiled central coast population of the Marbled Murrelet in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. We understand why the Center has brought this case and we agree with many of their concerns. The […]

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The ongoing plight of the California Marbled Murrelets

May 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California State Parks

Audubon Magazine writes eloquently about the plight of the endangered California population of the Marbled Murrelet, and of the hazards the bird faces at its Central Coast breeding habitat. Read the story, and take a moment to send an email in support of this terrific bird. Share on Facebook

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Audubon California statement on new director of California State Parks

November 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, California State Parks

Audubon California’s Dan Taylor this afternoon issued the following statement regarding today’s appointment of a new director for California State Parks: We hope that Maj. Gen. Anthony L. Jackson will bring stability, leadership and discipline to a state agency of vital importance not only to California birds and wildlife, but to a public that depends […]

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New director of California State Parks named

November 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · California State Parks, State Policy

Gov. Jerry Brown today appointed retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General Anthony L. Jackson to run the beleaguered California State Parks. ”Major General Jackson brings more than thirty years of problem-solving and management experience to Parks, serving most recently as the Commanding General of Marine bases across the Southwestern U.S. and tens of thousands of troops and civilians,” Brown said […]

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Rare bird alert: Red Crossbills near Morro Bay

September 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Bird Habitat, Birding, California State Parks, fall migration

We saw some reports today of Red Crossbills making a surprising appearance over the last few days at Montana del Oro State Park near Morro Bay. They typically  live in coniferous forests, but wander widely in some years looking for a good cone crop.  They happened to find just a couple trees here, and have been […]

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Gov. Brown says he wants to send $20 million in ‘found’ money to parks

August 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · California State Parks

Gov. Jerry Brown today said that he would like to use $20 million of the $54 million recently discovered in special accounts managed by California State Parks officials to keep parks open and make critical infrastructure repairs: Brown wants to drain the $20 million found in the state Parks and Recreation fund to help pay for parks […]

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Audubon California statement on California State Parks

July 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, California State Parks, Important Bird Areas

From Dan Taylor, Audubon California’s director of public policy, on this morning’s news out of California State Parks: “We are extremely disappointed at the news this morning of alleged gross mismanagement at State Parks, and we support a full investigation in potential wrongdoing on behalf of officials charged with overseeing these great California treasures. Everyone […]

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Least Tern chicks are hatching in Southern California

May 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, California State Parks, seabirds

Least Tern chicks are hatching on Huntington State Beach. Least Terns are colonial nesters and their colony on Huntington Beach is famous for being one of California’s largest. Least Tern clutches contain anywhere from two to four eggs. If you live in the area be sure to go take a walk and see if you […]

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Protecting Malibu’s Western Snowy Plovers

April 12th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, California State Parks, Western Snowy Plover

(Photo by USFWS) Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society volunteers, along with California State Parks staff, erected a symbolic fence along the beaches of Malibu. The fence will serve as a reminder that area is home to the threatened Western Snowy Plover. Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society spoke to Jimy Tallal of The Malibu Times: “It’s […]

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Speak up for California State Parks

January 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, California State Parks, Important Bird Areas, State Policy

Well, they’re at it again. The latest proposed budget from the Governor’s office continues the state down a path toward shutting down 25 percent of our State Parks. Moreover, he also threatens to eliminate lifeguards and fire more rangers if his revenue initiative fails to pass this November. We’ve had enough of this. Let your […]

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Talking about the importance of parks

June 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, California State Parks, Federal Policy, National Audubon Society, Nature education and activities

Garrison Frost was recently interviewed on the website GreenXC talking about the importance of national and state parks in continuing our nation’s tradition of connecting with birds and nature. There’s also a great deal of conversation about the National Audubon Society and its efforts to connect with a new generation of bird and nature enthusiasts: […]

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70 state parks slated for closure

May 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment · California State Parks, State Policy

I guess we all saw this coming, but it doesn’t make it any easier. Share on Facebook

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Heros for the Western Snowy Plover

November 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California State Parks, National Audubon Society, Western Snowy Plover

Audubon Magazine this months highlights the efforts of two heros for the Western Snowy Plover: Los Angeles Audubon’s Stacey Vigallon and former Audubon California Board Member Cristina Sandoval. These two do fantastic work for a species that is really struggling to survive. (photo by Glen Tepke) Share on Facebook

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