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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Golden Gate Audubon opposing new stadium in Oakland

Citing potential impacts to birds and habitat, the Golden Gate Audubon Society has come out in opposition to a proposed new baseball stadium near Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland.

“We’re not antibaseball. We love the A’s, but we want them to stay where they are,” Cindy Margulis, the executive director of Golden Gate Audubon, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “When you put in a stadium and have all the additional cars and traffic, there will be additional contaminants coming into the lake. Oakland is a creative, imaginative city, and I think they can do better.”

Audubon activism keeps anchovy in the water for seabirds
Seas & Shores

Audubon activism keeps anchovy in the water for seabirds

West Coast Audubon network continues its effort to protect some of North America's most threatened birds.

Voters get chance to fund critical parks and conservation
Conservation

Voters get chance to fund critical parks and conservation

California aims to invest $4 billion in access to parks, open spaces, flood infrastructure, public health through bond to appear on 2018 statewide ballot

Working with rice farmers to help birds in the Central Valley

Audubon California's Khara Strum ventures out to Sutter County to visit a rice farm that is flooding early to provide habitat for migratory birds. She uses the visit to talk about our work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the California Rice Commission to provide more habitat for these birds on farms.

Audubon California applauds Legislature's passage of Senate Bill 5
Press Center

Audubon California applauds Legislature's passage of Senate Bill 5

— Senate Bill 5 will allow California voters to decide on critical funding for local regional, and state parks, as well as important conservation priorities, such as the Salton Sea.

Making Farmland Work for Wildlife

Photo: Elizabeth Herman

Audubon's new story series "What's a Stake" takes a look at conservation programs threatened by federal budget cuts and environmental policy rollbacks.  The series highlights Audubon California's Conservation Program Director, Samantha Arthur, and her work with dairy farmers to protect Tricolored Blackbird colonies, which is funded by a federal program proposed for elimination.  

Check out this great story here.

Learn more about our Working Lands Program and efforts to protect  theTricolored Blackbird here.

Coastal Commission decision protects birds and vital habitat in Humboldt Bay
Press Center

Coastal Commission decision protects birds and vital habitat in Humboldt Bay

— Initially faced with a proposal for expansion, state body approves a smaller project with conditions to reduce adverse impacts on nature.
Encouraging the state to keep its promise on the Salton Sea
Salton Sea

Encouraging the state to keep its promise on the Salton Sea

As the state tries to find a way to avoid an ecological disaster at the Salton Sea, local residents raise their voices.

Stop calling the Salton Sea an accident
Salton Sea

Stop calling the Salton Sea an accident

When we describe the Salton Sea as an accident, we not only ignore the truth, but we also undercut the severity of the predicament of the people in nearby communities.

Bayside signage approved in Tiburon
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bayside signage approved in Tiburon

Audubon California and members of its San Francisco Bay Committee win unanimous approval from the Tiburon Town Council to create interpretive signs along Richardson Bay. These signs will engage and connect the Tiburon community with this natural habitat, its history and the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary.

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