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Between May–November 2021, graduate student and True Wild intern Jake Harvey headed into the field to investigate nearly 200 remains of prey left by mountain lions. The preliminary data collected so far points to an interesting pattern of prey tied to deer fawning and rutting season.
 
ACR researchers recently published results on December 31, 2021, from our study of GPS-tagged Great Egrets foraging on Tomales Bay. “Great egret (Ardea alba) habitat selection and foraging behavior in a temperate estuary: comparing natural wetlands to areas with shellfish aquaculture,” co-authored by Scott Jennings, David Lumpkin, Nils Warnock, T. Emiko Condeso, and John P. Kelly, appears in “PLOS One.”
 
The pandemic has forced many ACR programs to ‘go virtual’ over the past year, but preserve stewardship is an in-person and on-the-land endeavor. Meet an ACR Business Partner who recently replaced two aging creek crossings on the preserve.
 
Late last month, friends and fans of M.F.K. Fisher and film gathered for a magical afternoon at famed SF restaurant Foreign Cinema to benefit Last House and the completion of filmmaker Gregory Bezat's latest project, The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher. Generous supporters raised nearly $15,000.
 
"Tom’s depth of experience in conservation science is the right fit for ACR and for a region facing the ongoing conservation challenges of dwindling biodiversity and climate-driven wildfire,” said ACR Board President Carol Lynn Wood.
 
Winners of the Second Annual M.F.K. Fisher Last House Writing Contest were announced in early September. Once again, we had so many excellent entries our judges had a very difficult job. Writers took to heart our theme this year, which asked them to write about the power and magic of survival skills.
 

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