Latest Project Updates

Annual migrations of shorebirds are among the longest treks in the world and Whimbrels are among the most far-reaching. In a study published this month in the "Journal of Field Ornithology," ACR Director of Conservation Science Nils Warnock and co-authors set out to discover the nuances in movements of Whimbrels breeding in Alaska to help uncover mechanisms driving migratory behaviors and identify potential population threats.
 
It’s an exciting time for ACR as the search gets underway for a new chief executive officer. Brakeley Search has just posted the Position Description and application process. Please forward to qualified candidates.
 
Emerging writers are invited to submit an original, unpublished essay, short story, or poem that explores how leaning into nature helps us always, and, in particular, during challenging times.
 
An active Juniper Junior Naturalist since fifth grade, Hunter has participated in many newt counts, helped build owl and bat boxes, and mentored younger Junipers. He will attend Cornell University this fall.
 
As the Living with Lions program enters its sixth year, a new partnership with Glen-Ellen based conservation company True Wild, co-founded by former program director Quinton Martins, hopes to better address the complex issue of predator conflict.
 
Tracking the movements of mountain lions using GPS collars is integral to understanding the population and ecology of such an elusive yet charismatic cat living in Sonoma County. Recently, we located a couple of adorable 14-day-old kittens near Kenwood.
 

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