Posts Categorized: West Coast

Yellow-faced bumblebee, © Peter Pearsall/USFWS

Protecting our Pollinators in the Golden State »

California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation confirmed the most widely used neonicotinoid – imdacloprid – is highly toxic to bees. Clearly, we need to ensure that higher levels of neonicotinoids, and other pesticides like it, are more intensely regulated in the name of the health of our pollinators.

San Joaquin kit foxes, © USFWS

Fighting For the Future of Panoche Valley Wildlife »

The Panoche Solar Farm, a 339 mega-watt solar photovoltaic energy facility, would destroy 2,506 acres in the heart of the Panoche Valley, an area home to an immense array of wildlife. For some endangered species in particular, this habitat is their last, best chance for survival. We cannot let this project take that away.

Sea otters, © Michael Peters

A New Otter Pup in Town! »

Sea otters are facing increasing threats to their habitat, which undeniably affects their recovery. They have to deal with a lack of viable food sources, habitat degradation, and poor coastal water quality from onshore runoff (meaning, pollution from humans), which causes disease. Thankfully, California is taking a stand.

Wolf, © Didier J. Lindsey

Learning to Live with California Wolves »

With the establishment of the Shasta wolf pack in California, it’s imperative that we make sure that all parties involved in wolf recovery – private landowners, ranchers, hunters, wildlife officials and local wolf advocates – work together to help Californians share the landscape with our newly resident wolves.