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News and notes about birds and conservation in California

California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Los Angeles Times notes that patience is running out at the Salton Sea

The Los Angeles Times has a strong story out today about how patience is running out for the state to make good on its promises at the Salton Sea:

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia watched with ill-disguised frustration as a hearing aimed at expediting state projects to restore habitat and control dust storms at the shrinking Salton Sea instead dissolved into discussion of why the efforts were falling further behind schedule.

"We have a plan, we have money, there is additional money lined up, and we have a constituency — myself included — that is running out of patience," Garcia (D-Coachella), chairman of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, said.

Prop 68 will help fill a huge need for parks in California

Marcos Trinidad at the Audubon Center at Debs Park in Los Angeles and Robert Snow of Fresno Audubon make the case that Prop 68 will help fill the need for parks and park repairs in their communities and throughout California. Let us know that you're a YES on Prop. 68.

Stanislaus Audubon urges Congressmen Jeff Denham to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Photo: Stanislaus Audubon Society

Have you heard of the Land and Water Conservation Fund? This important federal program helps conserve parks and natural areas that provide habitat for birds and other animals. Jody Hallstrom, Conservation Chair at the Stanislaus Audubon Society, describes all the benefits this program has provided to her county and explains why Congressman Jeff Denham should add his name to a bill that would permanently authorize the LWCF. Check out her persuasive op-ed in the Modesto Bee here.   

Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary celebrates its 60th anniversary

The story of the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary is an amazing tale of of a community rising up to defend a natural treasure in their community. With the Center's 60th anniversary, Audubon created this great video reviewing the history of the place, and what it portends for the future.

Surveying for shorebirds in Humboldt Bay
Humboldt Bay

Surveying for shorebirds in Humboldt Bay

As we continue to fight for habitat in Humboldt Bay, we're learning more about the area's importance to birds.

Statement from Audubon California following Assembly Committee hearing on the Salton Sea
Salton Sea

Statement from Audubon California following Assembly Committee hearing on the Salton Sea

— Members of the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee today grilled state officials on the lack of progress on completing habitat restoration and dust control projects.
10 ways that birds will benefit from Proposition 68
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10 ways that birds will benefit from Proposition 68

Of course the measure will have all sorts of benefits for Californians, but let's just talk about birds for a minute.

Making the case for urgent action at the Salton Sea with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom
Salton Sea

Making the case for urgent action at the Salton Sea with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

A recent tour of the Salton Sea provided a great opportunity to highlight the need for habitat restoration and dust control.

Los Angeles Audubon seeking funds to sustain critical program for Western Snowy Plovers
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Los Angeles Audubon seeking funds to sustain critical program for Western Snowy Plovers

Chapter is soliciting funds from the public after federal grant is suddenly canceled.

New York Times op-ed: Migratory shorebirds face risk of extinction

Western Sandpiper Photo: USFWS

Fascinating piece in the New York Times over the weekend about the increasing challenged that migratory shorebirds face on their incredible journeys across the globe. Audubon, in partnership with dozens of international conservation organizations, recently unveiled a plan for the conservation of Pacific Flyway shorebirds throughout their migration area.

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