Marijuana – Not a Typical Weed
Conservation trends

Marijuana – Not a Typical Weed

The quasi-legal status of marijuana cultivation in California has left this industry (that supplies approximately 60-70% of marijuana consumed in the United States) largely unregulated and responsible for a cascade of severe environmental impacts. Marijuana crops on California’s North Coast are primarily grown outside, on both public and private forestland that is critical wildlife habitat … Continue reading

Ferns in the News
Media

Ferns in the News

This weekend, sword ferns among the redwoods got their 15 minutes of fame as OpenRoad with Doug McConnell and the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on how drought is impacting their vigor. My long-term research project Fern Watch has helped us realize that sword fern populations are dynamic and tell us a lot about recent weather … Continue reading