Entries Tagged as 'Steve Blank'

Steve Blank: a strong voice for the environment

December 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, National Audubon Society, Steve Blank

Steve Blank is not one to fall into poetic rhapsodies when talking about birds and nature. When he speaks of these things, he tends toward the more familiar lexicons of economics and science. He is clearly someone who is more comfortable with demonstrable facts, not emotional vagaries. While this might distinguish him from many conservation […]

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Woman steps up to defend Bodega Bay birds

June 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Local Policy, State Policy, Steve Blank, urban conservation

Interesting story about one woman in Bodega Bay who wants to ensure that a new development won’t harm a rookery for Great Blue Heron and Great Egrets. She’s enlisted the help of the local Madrone Audubon Society and two Coastal Commissioners. Share on Facebook

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Coastal Commission ED Peter Douglas profiled in NY Times

May 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, State Policy, Steve Blank

The California Coastal Commission, tasked with protecting the Golden State’s magnificent coastal zone, is one of the most powerful and controversial public agencies in the country. Environmentalists hail it for protecting an incredible public asset, yet developers and others are always trying to bring it down. At the center of this important agency is Peter […]

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Helicopter accident claims lives of good friends in Fish and Game Department

January 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Kern River Preserve, Steve Blank

Audubon California today is deeply saddened to hear of the deaths of three California Department of Fish and Game employees and their pilot in a helicopter crash in Madera County. We expressed this today in a letter of condolence to Fish and Game Director John McCamman. Among those killed was biologist Kevin O’Connor, who we […]

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Coastal Commission supports new trails, camping in Malibu

June 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Nature education and activities, State Policy, Steve Blank

The California Coastal Commission recently voted unanimously to approve a plan by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to extend trails and allow overnight camping in its Malibu parks. The plan had been strongly opposed by Malibu residents, who argued that overnight camping would increase the risk of fire. Commissioner Steve Blank, who also chairs Audubon […]

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