Journal archives for November 2018

November 02, 2018

Love those heehaws and snorts, but Death Valley aims to become a 'no-burro zone'.

Amid the clatter of hammers and occasional heehaws and snorts in a remote corner of Death Valley National Park, Meyers called out to the descendants of pack animals used by miners and prospectors more than a century ago.

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-death-valley-burros-20181026-story.html

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November 03, 2018

Tule elk at Point Reyes seashore could end up the loser under park ranch plan.

The roundup and possible killing of the tule elk that charm tourists in the Point Reyes National Seashore inched closer to reality this week as the National Park Service began an environmental review of a proposal to extend and even increase agriculture in the park.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/science/article/Tule-elk-at-Point-Reyes-seashore-could-end-up-the-13358141.php

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November 04, 2018

Rangers seek help in elk poaching case.

National park officials are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the poaching of a bull elk found Oct. 3 in Elk Meadow near the intersection of U.S. 101 and Davison Road.

http://www.triplicate.com/news/6650500-151/rangers-seek-help-in-elk-poaching-case

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November 06, 2018

There’s a bat apocalypse unfolding. Can science stop it?

Scientists call it Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or Pd. But it’s also known as the flesh-eating fungus that’s been annihilating bat populations across North America. In just over a decade, it has killed off upwards of six million bats.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/11/white-nose-syndrome-bat-fungus-treatment-animals-news/

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November 07, 2018

Bear makes a mess after getting trapped in Santa Barbara County park restroom.

A black bear became stuck in a restroom at Nojoqui Falls Park near Gaviota Monday night, causing damage before it finally escaped.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/environment/article221229380.html

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November 09, 2018

Sea lion found outside Palo Alto Animal Services.

Workers encounter large marine mammal, keep it from crossing East Bayshore Road.

https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2018/11/08/sea-lion-found-outside-palo-alto-animal-services-center

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November 10, 2018

Gray wolves once again running wild in California.

The Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society, with co-host Los Olivos Library, invites the public to learn more about the reintroduction and recovery of gray wolves in California and elsewhere in the West after nearly 90 years' absence in the wild. Pamela Flick of Defenders of Wildlife will present a lecture at the historic Grange Hall in Los Olivos, located at 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

https://syvnews.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/gray-wolves-once-again-running-wild-in-california/article_2b75bc27-b9fe-5b41-9670-343aec4b03f3.html

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WATCH: Bunnies Trapped By Woolsey Fire In Thousand Oaks.

About half a dozen rabbits were trapped up against a wall at Hillcrest Drive and Black Oak Street in Thousand Oaks early Friday morning.

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/11/09/watch-bunnies-trapped-by-woolsey-fire-in-thousand-oaks/?fbclid=IwAR26pz7MBATMc7uyEirab-TZt3xJ-ptRf1BsccUamDQ6Km-GeE5KexLPbV8

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November 11, 2018

Point Reyes ranchers shouldn’t be favored over wildlife.

The adverse impacts of ranching on soils, water quality, vegetation, wildlife and visitor experience were undeniable: piles of manure, muddy trails, accelerated erosion, weed-infested pastures and gigantic heaps of rotting vegetation called silage (pasture plants are mowed and then fermented to make feed livestock when there is no grass available). During the four years I worked at Point Reyes, I never drove past the ranches without shaking my head.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Point-Reyes-ranchers-shouldn-t-be-favored-over-13381520.php

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November 14, 2018

How Does California’s Wildlife Cope With Massive Wildfires?

Researchers at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area are trying to better understand animal survival tactics.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-does-californias-wildlife-cope-with-massive-wildfires

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