PACIFIC SOUTHWEST HIGHLIGHTS
Region 8 Round-Up: A two-minute video round-up of happenings in the Pacific Southwest Region.
Watch Episode #19 in our continuing effort to keep USFWS staff and members of the public informed of our activities in the Pacific Southwest. To view past episopes of Region 8 Round-up and Pieces, viisit our YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/FWSPacificSouthWest
Water Restored to Cullinan Ranch After 100 Year Absence
Tidal waters returned to the Cullinan Ranch portion of San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge last week, after over a 100-year absence. Dozens of onlookers from the Audubon Society, Save the Bay and other organizations involved in the restoration project gathered to watch an excavator remove the final tidal levee. Once enough dirt was removed, the salty water rushed into the restoration area recreating marsh habitat that is one-and-a-half times larger than Golden Gate Park.
Nets Aren't Just for Catching Fish -- Rocket Nets Used to Capture Aleutian Cackling Geese During the Annual Banding Event
Teams of wildlife management personnel from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife participated in the capture and banding at more than 400 Aleutian Cackling geese on San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge recently. The geese were banded as part of the program to monitor the size and health of the species' population.
Volunteers remove fences, improve wildlife habitat on Bitter Creek NWR
Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, south of Maricopa, Calif., established in 1986 to protect sensitive California condor foraging and roosting habitat, was once an historic cattle ranch and farm. With the acquisition came with dilapidated buildings, antique farming equipment and miles of degraded barbed wire fencing. While the Service and its partners have preserved or removed much of it, committed volunteers continue these efforts to restore the landscape to a more natural state by removing the remaining fence lines piece-by-rusted-piece.
- Mar 27, 2015 - Tribes in 13 States Receive $4.2 Million From Service for Conservation Work
- Mar 20, 2015 - Successful Conservation Efforts Along Florida, Pacific Coasts Recognized in Revised ESA Listing of the Green Sea Turtle
- Mar 11, 2015 - Recovery Efforts Bring Endangered Fox Back from the Brink of Extinction in Record Time
- Mar 11, 2015 - Happy Birthday, National Wildlife Refuge System! Wildlife Conservation Network Marks 112 Years