Tag Archives: Accelerating Restoration

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…

Patrick Rutten, Restoration Champion, Receives Sustainable Conservation’s First Habitat Partnership Award

Photo: NMFS/Southwest Fisheries Science Center; Salmon Ecology Team Our Accelerating Restoration team is honored to present our first Habitat Restoration Partner Award to Patrick Rutten, long-time National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) leader and California restoration champion. Patrick Rutten’s exemplary 43-year career at NOAA showcases his exceptional dedication to species recovery in California. He’s served…

Reconnecting Fish to Historic Habitat

Location: Quiota Creek, Santa Barbara County Project: Fish passage improvement Restorationist: Tim Robinson, Ph.D., Senior Resources Scientist and Fisheries Division Manager, Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board Endangered Southern California steelhead are getting a big boost thanks to Tim Robinson, who’s working with his colleagues in the Santa Ynez Watershed in Santa Barbara to restore access…