Posts Categorized: Birds

American white pelicans, © USFWS/Paul Boyte

Time is Running Out for the Salton Sea »

Defenders has been urging the State of California, in collaboration with local interests and the environmental community, to develop a coordinated, holistic plan to address the air, wildlife, and water quality problems at the Salton Sea.

Bighorn sheep, © Byron Hukee

Cutting up the California Desert »

Finding appropriate places to develop large-scale solar energy projects is not an easy task. The BLM’s solar energy program was just the first step toward developing an approach to zoning public lands for development while ensuring that habitats and wildlife are protected.

sandhill cranes, © USFWS/Paul Boyte

Where’s the Water for Wildlife? »

Acres of wetlands in California’s Central Valley have been starved of water, leaving migratory birds, salmon, and other species without adequate food and habitat, but the state and federal agencies charged with managing California’s water are forging ahead with an ill-conceived plan that could seal their doom.