Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve adds housing for a declining raptor
The sprawling grasslands of eastern Merced County should be American kestrel country. The area’s nearly treeless plains host clouds of … [Read more]
UC undergrads find Santa Cruz Island rebounding decades after imported grazer eradication
On islands, imported plants and animals can spell ecological disaster. The Aleutians, the Galápagos, the Falklands, Hawaii, and … [Read more]
An article and video about a project to gauge California's snowpack from a plane are featured on National Geographic Daily News.
Much of the water delivered to the state over the dry summer and fall has traditionally been … [Read more]
by Sonia Fernandez, UC Santa Barbara Public Affairs
When Hank Pitcher first set out decades ago to paint Coal Oil Point, one of his favorite subjects, he was doing it to memorialize a place he thought was going to disappear … [Read more]
The construction of new buildings at Blue Oak Ranch Reserve is now in full swing. Reserve director Michael Hamilton offers a preview of what the new complex will look like via a digital visualization flyover.
The first … [Read more]