As reported in the Independent: “The yellow-billed cuckoo will soon be listed as a threatened species in parts of 12 western states under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced on Thursday.” Read the Independent article HERE. For more in depth coverage see the Fish and Wildlife Service Public Advisory.
The Conservation Committee acts locally to advocate for strong protections for birds and bird habitat, with an emphasis on riparian areas and regional open spaces. We do this through a variety of means, including providing expert knowledge, thorough analysis and public comment, meetings with local officials, and outreach through our supporters. We welcome your interest and involvement.
The Conservation and Science Committees meet jointly on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the MacVeagh House of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
For further information contact Conservation@SantaBarbaraAudubon.org
Santa Barbara Audubon will be hosting a volunteer workday at Lake Los Carneros on Saturday September 20th at 9 AM. The workday is part of United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Day of Caring and also falls on the first day of Santa Barbara’s Creek Week.
The SBAS Board, at its retreat on July 26, voted to endorse Santa Barbara County Measure P, the anti-fracking initiative that will appear on the November ballot. The initiative would ban fracking and other forms of oil well stimulation methods in Santa Barbara County. The SBAS Board voted that these extraction techniques are too dangerous… Read more »
On July 22, Steve Ferry and Dolores Pollock, our co-presidents, spoke before the County Planning Commission, making recommendations.
The SBAS Conservation and Science Committee has been monitoring several proposed development projects in Goleta, particularly those projects that are in proximity to creeks and other natural resources that are wildlife habitats and migration corridors. We have reviewed environmental impact reports (EIR), sent comment letters to the City of Goleta recommending mitigation strategies, identifying critical habitats and omissions… Read more »