Tag Archives: Accelerating Restoration

Cutting Green Tape to Boost Critical Habitat Restoration

Missed our latest webinar? We’ve got you covered! We sat down with a panel of experts to talk about the California Natural Resources Agency’s Cutting Green Tape recommendations to learn about what this initiative is, why it’s needed, and how it will help accelerate restoration and protect our natural resources and ecological systems. Meet the…

HRE Act Celebration: Fish Passage Clears Way for Steelhead, Chinook, Coho

Photo: Mendocino County RCD In 2020, we’re celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the Habitat Restoration and Enhancement (HRE) Act by spotlighting all of the amazing habitat- and species-boosting work restorationists have done around California. What: Bridge Installation/Fish Passage Improvement Who: Mendocino County Resource Conservation District Where: Rancheria Creek, a tributary of the Navarro River A lot of…

Habitat & Clean Water Wins Make the News

We’ve been in the news recently, and we thought we’d take a moment and share a few stories with you. Our teams are hard at work every day moving the needle on our programmatic work, and it’s a joy to take a pause and celebrate how much we’ve accomplished – and the possibilities in front…

Accelerating Conservation in Marin County

Salmon photo courtesy of the National Marine Fisheries Service/Southwest Fisheries Science Center; Salmon Ecology Team. Right now, it’s more important than ever to celebrate environmental successes. This month, we’d like to spotlight how a coalition of restorationists in Marin County is bringing a holistic, watershed-level approach to salmonid habitat in Lagunitas Creek – and how…

The UN Report is a Wakeup Call for Unified Action

This week, the United Nations delivered a sobering (if not bleak) report card on how well we humans are stewarding the nearly 9 million plant and animal species estimated to live on Earth. While the final grade isn’t a complete surprise considering our poor performance over the last century, we received a resounding F. Experts…

Proposition 3 Gets Our Vote

Q&A with Policy Director Stacey Sullivan

On November 6, Californians will go to the ballot box to vote on a raft of state propositions – 11 in total – from homelessness prevention, to improving children’s hospitals statewide, to establishing a permanent daylight savings time (that’s right, no more switching our clocks twice a year). One proposition in particular that’s important to…

San Francisco Chronicle Letter to Editor

Habitat restoration critical to boost struggling salmonid populations

Salmon photo courtesy of the National Marine Fisheries Service/Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Sustainable Conservation recently submitted a San Francisco Chronicle letter to the editor in response to its story, “Marin County ghost town cleared away to save Lagunitas Creek’s coho salmon.” We wanted to educate readers about the population and habitat struggles many of the state’s hundreds…

Central Valley, Bay-Delta Restoration Gets Big Boost

California’s Bay-Delta is complex, and home to some of our most imperiled species and degraded waterways. There are many opportunities for habitat restoration and stakeholders and advocates are eager to do the work, but navigating the complex web of environmental regulations can be costly, and time-consuming. With significant new funding from bond measures and other…