E.O. Wilson Champions Biodiversity Protection
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E.O. Wilson Champions Biodiversity Protection

This week, I had the rare opportunity to meet Professor E.O. Wilson and hear him rally National Park leaders, academic scientists, and conservationists at U.C. Berkeley’s Park Summit to unwaveringly protect Earth’s biodiversity. His powerful charge for us is to set aside half of the planet for the other 10 million species on Earth which asks us to simply value … Continue reading

Warming Redwood Weather
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Warming Redwood Weather

Wendy Baxter and Anthony Ambrose from Todd Dawson’s Laboratory at U.C. Berkeley have been tracking weather in the League’s Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative research plots in the coast redwood and giant sequoias forests. Check out their latest weather report below and learn more about the climate study here. Have you been wondering how the current historic drought has … Continue reading

Victory for Marbled Murrelets and Ancient Redwoods
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Victory for Marbled Murrelets and Ancient Redwoods

Legal protection of the threatened marbled murrelet seabird was upheld this week by a federal appeals court. Despite a 15-year legal battle led by the timber industry to end the Endangered Species Act listing, marbled murrelets retain their threatened status and thereby bring continued regulatory protection to old-growth forests throughout the Pacific Northwest. Marbled murrelets … Continue reading

Restoring Mariposa Grove
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Restoring Mariposa Grove

The towering giant sequoias of Yosemite National Park are the iconic trees that catalyzed our Nation’s conservation movement, inspiring Congress in 1864 to designate both the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley “for public use, resort, and recreation”. Today, these mammoth trees serve as the public’s primary gateway to the giant sequoias, receiving hundreds of thousands … Continue reading