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 »
Richard Figueroa, SBAS Science Chair, has been recruiting and coordinating volunteers to monitor and collect survey data for tricolored blackbirds to document their decline in numbers. Our volunteers have surveyed sites in Santa Ynez and Cuyama. The conservation of the species has received increased attention due to the petition to list the species under the protections of… Read more »
California Audubon is running a $5 dollars / 5 Birds campaign to protect rare Tricolored Blackbirds and the heat just got turned up. TOMORROW a wheat field housing a huge colony of birds will be harvested destroying a colony unless we raise $40,000! Please consider donating at California Audubon’s website (click here to donate) This… Read more »
The county board of supervisors voted 5 to zip on Tuesday February 4th to reject the appeal supported by SBAS of the development at Paradiso del Mare. Four of our board members were among the 30 or so people who spoke in favor of the appeal.