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Emerging writers are invited to submit an original, unpublished essay, short story, or poem that explores how leaning into nature helps us always, and, in particular, during challenging times.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.
 
Thanks to generous grants from the Marin Wildlife Commission and an ACR donor, we have installed two remote telemetry receiving stations (known as Motus stations) on Tomales Bay—a major migratory stopover area for many bird species—to aid in our understanding of the movement ecology of local bird populations as well as other wildlife.
 
ACR researchers recently published a paper in Condor, Ornithological Applications, reporting trends of Tomales Bay shorebird populations. Overall, most species of shorebirds have declined substantially on Tomales Bay in the last 30 years. Take a look at some of the local factors that may be affecting their numbers.
 

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