July 17, 2019

California pledges millions to battle enormous, destructive swamp rats.

A growing menace in the form of 15-pound swamp rodents is threatening Delta waterways, and the state is throwing money, hunting dogs and birth control at the invasive pests which have the potential to destroy crops and wetlands.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/07/16/california-pledges-millions-to-battle-enormous-destructive-swamp-rats/amp/

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July 12, 2019

The Need for Wildness: How Coyotes Are Finding a Place in a Changing City.

For 12 years, Janet Kessler has chronicled the behavior and family life of San Francisco’s growing population of coyotes as the city itself undergoes big changes.

https://therevelator.org/coyotes-san-francisco/

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July 10, 2019

Mountain lion spotted prowling California neighborhood prompts warning.

Officials in San Mateo, Calif., are reminding residents to be alert after home surveillance video captured a mountain lion prowling the neighborhood on Sunday.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/mountain-lion-california-warning.amp

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July 09, 2019

July 07, 2019

California needs housing, but not in mountain lion country.

The mountain lions of Southern California — facing dangerous freeway traffic, lethal poisons in their prey and the continued encroachment of humans into their habitat — are threatened with extinction. The question now is how much we care and what we’re willing to do, spend or sacrifice to protect them.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-mountain-lions-listing-california-20190706-story.html?outputType=amp

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July 05, 2019

Surge in sick, hungry sea lions off California coast puzzles marine biologists.

A rise in the number of ailing and malnourished sea lions along the California coastline has marine experts somewhat puzzled, KNTV reports.

https://amp.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article232286832.html

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July 03, 2019

June 29, 2019

CDFW to Host Public Meeting to Discuss North Coast Elk.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public meeting on Monday, July 15 to provide information and receive input that will help biologists refine the management plan for the North Coast Roosevelt Elk Management Unit.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/cdfw-to-host-public-meeting-to-discuss-north-coast-elk/amp/

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June 27, 2019

New Mountain Lion Turns Up in Santa Monica Mountains.

The Santa Monica Mountains have a new resident, a young female mountain lion caught wandering in a Pacific Palisades trailer park, it was reported today.

https://kfiam640.iheart.com/content/2019-06-27-new-mountain-lion-turns-up-in-santa-monica-mountains/

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June 24, 2019

Yosemite National Park: Rules, crackdown reduce bear problems.

Contrary to legend, rangers have found it possible to infuse brainpower in summer tourists in Yosemite National Park.

The numbers this week show that bear incidents are down 99 percent in 20 years at Yosemite, from a peak of 1,500 in 1997 to a low this year of three. In 2018, they verified only 22 incidents for the year.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/outdoors/stienstra/amp/Yosemite-National-Park-Rules-crackdown-reduce-14032076.php

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