The Fish and Wildlife Service has stuck to its guns and is designating 1.8 million acres of mostly public California land as habitat critical for the preservation of the Yosemite toad and two frog species peculiar to the Sierra Nevada mountains.
The Bureau of Reclamation released water from the Trinity Reservoir early Thursday morning to the lower Klamath River to help prevent the spread a parasitic fish disease, within Chinook salmon. Supplemental flows from the Lewiston Dam will also extend into late September to protect the fall salmon run.
Even though the two major wildfires plaguing Monterey County are now only about 50 miles apart, fire officials are not worried they will merge, mostly because of the containment lines being built around the Soberanes conflagration.
Two types of yellow-legged frogs, and a kind of toad found in Yosemite National Park, won extra protection Thursday when federal authorities declared nearly 3,000 square miles in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains as critical habitat for the endangered animals.
The Oakdale Irrigation District can annex and provide water to 1,070 acres in 14 scattered parcels on its borders north and east of Oakdale, a growth-guiding agency decided Wednesday, setting aside irksome memories of fallout from OID’s 2013 annexation of mega-grower Trinitas Farming.
A judge is inclined to throw out one of two class-action lawsuits against the Modesto Irrigation District because it was filed 13 days after a statute of limitations expired, the judge said in a tentative ruling Thursday.
In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality – in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.
The Little Hoover Commission held a public hearing today [August 25] that explored the roles of special districts, examining the services they provide, their funding mechanisms, and challenges they must meet in a state as diverse as California.
The controversial practice of poisoning unwanted hardwood trees and leaving them in place to die is continuing in Mendocino County forests despite a voter-approved initiative that sought to sharply limit the practice.
The Yellowstone River, flowing in ribbons beneath the towering Absaroka mountains and through this small town, is usually flecked with drifting boats and rafts, sport fishermen and children jumping off bridges.
President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world’s largest marine protected area.
Before Regina Lopez agreed in June to serve as the secretary of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources, her standing as one of the Pacific island nation’s determined environmental activists was unchallenged.
Conflicts over water are not new to the American West, especially to California. An upcoming trial in Santa Barbara showcases many of the issues involved in our parched state’s quest for water, and points to a possible solution.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently released the news that there will not be a shortage on the Colorado River in 2017. This positive declaration can be attributed to water left behind in Lake Mead by CAP and its partners. However, Reclamation’s projection shows, that without additional conservation actions, 2018 could be the first year of shortage on the Colorado River.