Rachelle House

Articles by Rachelle House

Richardson Bay Annual closure protects important migratory bird species
Conservation

Richardson Bay Annual closure protects important migratory bird species

— Sanctuary waters in Richardson Bay are closed to all boat traffic October 1st through March 31st and in-water activities (including kayaks & stand-up paddleboards, or SUPs) from October 1st through March 31st to protect over-wintering and migratory waterbirds.
A visit to a waterbird’s gas station
San Francisco Bay

A visit to a waterbird’s gas station

— San Francisco Bay is an integral part of the Pacific Flyway. A recent visit to a South Bay restoration site reveals birds fueling up for their migration complete with kleptoparasitism.
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
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.
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.
Over 10,000 inviduals from our network speak up to protect our oceans
Conservation

Over 10,000 inviduals from our network speak up to protect our oceans

— Over the last month Audubon California collected over 10,000 comments from individuals speaking out against any changes to our marine sanctuaries, including opening them up to resource exploitation and against new off shore oil drilling. Our chapters were critical partners in these efforts. A big thanks to everyone who spoke up and made their voice heard.
Endangered birds nest at Malibu Lagoon Beach
Conservation

Endangered birds nest at Malibu Lagoon Beach

— Endangered California Least Terns are nesting again on a Malibu Beach. This is a good reminder of best practices for beach goers to ensure birds who nest on our beaches have the best chance of survival.
SB 100 sets target of 100% clean renewable energy by 2045
Global Warming

SB 100 sets target of 100% clean renewable energy by 2045

— Earlier this year, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, introduced another progressive bill that would put California on the path to 100% clean renewable energy by 2045.
The origins and evolution of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
Audublog

The origins and evolution of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918

— The decimation of birds by fashion and sport spawned a movement that led to the 1918 treaty that transcends borders and protects birds today