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Under the extended regional stay-at-home order, ACR has postponed or cancelled all events on our preserves through May 3, 2020. In the interim, we offer you these tools for new discovery in your backyard and slightly beyond:
Each year for the past thirty years, ACR's generous Heron and Egret Project volunteers have recorded between six and seven thousand records of nest observations—on paper! For the 2020 field season, we are testing a digital app built on the Survey 123 platform from Esri.
Living with Lions tracked down the first litter of kittens born to mountain lion P16 near Kenwood, Sonoma County on February 22, 2020. P16, a 2.5–3-yr-old female, was first captured and collared for the GPS tracking study in March 2019. Watch the video >
Now is the time to bird your local “patches.” Staying local is difficult for birders, especially during spring migration, but it’s the right thing to do during this pandemic. West Marin birding experts Nils Warnock and Diana Humple offer their advice.
The latest issue of "Conservation in Action," our bi-annual newsletter mailed to members, supporters and volunteers takes a look at environmental science in the classroom, documenting wildlife in our backyards, building a workforce for controlled burning, repairing sensitive habitat damaged by Kincade firefight, and Tomales Bay shorebirds in decline.
Fire Forward team members assisted on a prescribed burn of 27 acres of cattail marshland in the Panoche Valley Preserve, southeast of Hollister in early February. The burn will create a mosaic of habitat structure for Tricoloreds, listed as a candidate for California Endangered Species.

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