Kim Delfino

Kim Delfino

California Program Director
Kim oversees the work of Defenders’ California program, which works to ensure a lasting future for all wildlife of the Golden State. The program focuses particularly on protecting water resources, renewable energy issues, and protecting key species like the California condor, gray wolf, desert tortoise, San Joaquin kit fox and more.

Posts By: Kim Delfino

sandhill cranes, © USFWS/Paul Boyte

Wildlife Refuges Under Attack »

Many of California’s wildlife refuges are vital to migrating birds as they travel up or down the coast. What will this year’s drought mean for these travelers as many of the state’s few remaining wetlands dry up?

Dry riverbed, © NOAA

California Drought Legislation Must Strike a Balance To Protect Fish and Wildlife, Too »

California is currently experiencing the worst water crisis in the state’s modern history, with three consecutive years of extremely dry weather. Although a recent storm – the first of this year’s wet season – provided some relief, California still has a long, long way to go to get back to normal. To put this in historical perspective, February 2012 – January 2014 marked the driest such 24-month period on record.

Eagle x-ray, © USGS

California Gets the Lead Out! »

CA state legislators agree that lead ammunition is too toxic to use, now we hope the governor will, too Kim Delfino, California Program Director What do the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Medical Association, Defenders of Wildlife and Children Now have in common?  We all agree that we should not continue to… Read more »