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Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Bruce Sink.

California Drought Spurs Dangerous Attack on Endangered Species Act

Right now, all anyone can talk about in California is the drought. Our snowpack is at 12 percent of normal levels, our reservoirs resemble drained bathtubs, and our rivers are …

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James Franco lends his artistic voice to Yosemite and California wildlife

What did the fox say? I still don’t know, but James Franco gave it his best interpretation on New Year’s Eve in Yosemite while wearing a sparkly mask and dancing …

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A Quest to See the Largest Terrestrial Salamander in the World

A note from Beth:  California Conservation Corp crew members and their leader John Griffith have embraced NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat program and certified their Ukiah campus, with plans of doing …

A mountain lion enjoys her dinner on Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Cyclist Has Amazing Encounter with a Mountain Lion in Los Angeles

Why did the cyclist cross the road? To put some distance between himself and the mountain lion eating its dinner! Known for its scenic vistas, Mulholland Drive meanders through the …

Should Martinez be called "The City of Industry" given it's hardworking beaver residents? (Photo Worth A Dam)

Celebrating one of Nature’s Greatest Engineers: The Martinez Beaver Festival

People line the small footbridge bridge that crosses Alhambra Creek in downtown Martinez, eagerly scouting the water for a look at the city’s star attraction. One young girl starts pointing …

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San Francisco Airport Marriott Gives a Hoot for Barn Owls

Last year a guest at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront reported a rather unusual visitor to hotel management. People staying at the hotel expect views of the San Francisco …

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Facebook Employees Rally Around Foxes—And Earn a Certified Wildlife Habitat!

When strolling through the Menlo Park headquarters of the technological giant Facebook, one might expect to encounter packs of software engineers or herds of hackers, but a skulk of gray …

The Santa Cruz mountain lion hides behind some brush as officials decide how to return him to the wild (Photo Courtesy Shmuel Thaler/ Santa Cruz Sentinel)

The Day the Mountain Lion Came to Santa Cruz

As someone who avidly follows California wildlife issues, a tweet grabbed my attention one morning last month. SCPD preparing ATVs to try to force mountain lion out of downtown Santa …

Anna's hummingbird in Craig's backyard, photo by Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark’s List of Backyard Wildlife

Like many other nonprofit and social media enthusiasts, I started following Craig Newmark on Facebook for his technological genius, witty commentary and dedication to philanthropy with craigconnects and other efforts. …

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Cougar Travels from South Dakota to Connecticut

A wild cougar that was born in South Dakota recently walked all the way to Connecticut, a journey of over 1,500 miles. Cougars were extirpated from Connecticut many decades ago, …

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