In addition to ongoing studies of herons and egrets, shorebirds and waterbirds, ACR biologists conduct a variety of other scientific investigations and science-based stewardship projects. Updates on current ACR projects are listed inside the back cover of The Ardeid, the annual publication of Conservation Science and Stewardship at Audubon Canyon Ranch.  Examples of projects include:

  • Breeding bird use and associated habitat values in the Central Mayacamas Mountains of northern Sonoma County
  • Surveys of serpentine areas and associated rare plants at Modini Ingalls Ecological Preserve
  • Monitoring and control of nonnative crayfish in Stuart Creek at Bouverie Preserve
  • Annual surveys and removal of nonnative cordgrass (Spartina spp.) in Tomales Bay
  • Plant species inventories on ACR lands
  • Flood plain restoration at Martin Griffin Preserve
  • Saltmarsh ice plant removal in Tomales Bay
  • Removal of nonnative dune grass (Ammophila arenaria) at Toms Point in northern Tomales Bay. 
  • Restoration of vernal wetlands at Bouverie Preserve  
  • Control of yellow starthistle at Modini Preserve
  • Restoration of oak woodlands at the Bouverie Preserve