Category Archives: Habitat Improvement

Don’t blame the smelt: The salmon too reflects the dire state of the California Delta

Farmers say concern about one tiny fish costs them water. But there’s salmon too. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2016 By Robin Abcarian, Contact Reporter The delta smelt is: 1) A nearly extinct species that … Continue reading

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Prime parcel to become a forestry lab

Sierra Nevada parcel will test ways to reduce mega fires and increase snowpack Source of this article, the Los Angeles Times, August 15, 2015 Forest ecologists finally got their wish: an entire private landscape on which to test methods of … Continue reading

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Thousand Oaks joins other area cities in opposing anticoagulants

Rat poisons blamed for harming local predators Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 23, 2015 The Thousand Oaks City Council has approved a resolution urging businesses and residents not to sell or use a type of rodent … Continue reading

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Volunteers remove invasive crayfish from Malibu Creek watershed

A small army aims to eliminate crayfish from the Santa Monica Mountains’ streams and rivers in 3 years Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2015 As the morning sun peeked over a mountain ridge on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Volunteer effort bringing oaks back to Rancho Sierra Vista

Hundreds of trees being planted along Potrero Creek Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, March 19, 2015 A Conejo Valley area that’s been missing indigenous oak trees since ranchers flattened it for grazing cattle will soon have roughly … Continue reading

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New funding allows construction to begin on wildlife corridor

Improved Liberty Canyon underpass will help cougar survival Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, December 4, 2014 The big cats living in the local mountains will have more room to roam now that the initial funding for a … Continue reading

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San Gabriel Mountains declared a national monument

President Obama officially designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, October 11, 2014 President Obama on Friday officially set aside 346,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, a … Continue reading

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Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess

The Santa Susana Field Laboratory site is one of the most challenging cleanup jobs in the state, possibly the country. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2014 Any way you cut it, the situation at the … Continue reading

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Mountains coastal protection plan approved for LA County

Some laud Local Coastal Program, others see it as government overreach Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 24, 2014 Environmentalists see the recent approval of the Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program as a milestone. For Los … Continue reading

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L.A. Zoo treats 21 condors for poisoning by lead bullets

The number treated in one month is more than half of the total seen in a typical year. Use of lead ammunition in hunting is blamed. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, October 31, 2013 A record number … Continue reading

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