Category: California Wildlife

Apr 04

California officials take down aggressive mountain lion in Orange County

On March 30th Mission Viejo resident Madison Smith and her two children were out for an afternoon walk on Borrego Trail when a mountain lion began acting aggressively towards them. The big cat stalked the group and came within about 6 feet of her 5-year-old son, which is easy pouncing distance for a full-sized mountain …

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Feb 20

How long does trash last on the trail?

The Access Fund and Leave No Trace posted this little infographic over on their Facebook page.  Having hiked all over the Southwest, I’ve seen all of this stuff on different trails.  Please remember that our state and national parks aren’t yours, they belong to everyone; pack out your trash when you leave. About the Access …

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Feb 06

Cal Fire ordered to pay $32 million over court misconduct

L.A. Times writer Jeff Gottlieb is reporting today that Cal Fire has been ordered to pay over $32M in legal bills.  Legal bills!  WOW!  From the article: The judge scolds agency officials for lying and covering up evidence in a lawsuit in which it sought damages for a 65,000-acre fire in Plumas County. Already under fire …

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Jan 04

Bald Eagles Seen in Southern California – next count coming up!

On Saturday December 21th, the first bald eagle count of the winter was conducted by local Federal and State biologists and volunteers around several lakes in the southern California. A grand total of 11 eagles (7 adults and 4 juveniles) were observed at the lake areas during the 1- hour count.  Six eagles (2 adults, …

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Dec 06

Volunteers Needed to Count Bald Eagles

Volunteers are needed to help count bald eagles for the 35th season in the annual winter bald eagle counts in and near the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains on Saturday December 21st, January 11th, February 8th, and March 8th. Concurrent Bald Eagle counts are held at Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Silverwood, Lake Perris, …

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Nov 18

Rim Fire Hazard Trees Project Announced

Stanislaus Forest Supervisor Susan Skalski today announced that a proposed action for the Rim Fire Hazard Tree (Rim HT) project is available for comment. The project proposes to improve public health and safety by removing standing hazard trees and other trees previously felled during fire suppression across 7,630 acres of National Forest lands within and …

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Oct 12

Gov. Brown signs Assembly Bill 1213 that sort of bans California bobcat trapping

On October 11, 2013, California’s latest mistake for Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will prohibit commercial bobcat trapping in areas adjacent to California’s national and state parks, monuments and wildlife refuges where trapping is currently prohibited. Assembly Bill 1213 also requires the Fish & Game Commission to consider whether to prohibit …

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