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Unfettered by Fences, Cattle Are Running Roughshod Over Toro Park

The 2020 River Fire, which was sparked by a dry lightning storm near Mt. Toro, burned over 40,000 acres and destroyed 30 structures. But it also burned a lot of infrastructure—including cattle fences.

(Oct. 22, 2021) → Read the full Monterey County Weekly report
Wolf Spotted in Ventura County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating reports of a gray wolf in northern Ventura County. As yet there is no forensic evidence to confirm the sightings were of OR-93, the wolf that traveled over 900 miles, including through San Benito and Monterey counties, between January and April.

(Oct. 6, 2021) → Read the full Benito Link report

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Image caption: RCDs look after the land, whether it’s used for grazing, growing, or getting out into nature.
California Dirt
What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.

Image caption: Northern pintails and many other species of waterfowl depend on marshland in the Klamath Basin during migration.
Dying for Fresh Water
This year, an estimated 60,000 birds have been poisoned by botulism in one of the oldest waterfowl conservation reserves in the state.

Image caption: In its Aug. 19 issue, Monterey County Weekly explores the four-legged vandals who are wreaking havoc in parks, fields and forests.
Hogs Wild
Monterey County Weekly’s Christopher Neely writes about the havoc wrought by feral pigs, whose success is due to “factors ranging from natural to political.”

Image caption: Noise pollution and climate change threaten the orca species.
Feds Expand Killer Whale Protection Zone in Monterey Bay
Noise pollution and a drought-driven shortage of salmon have led the federal government to expand the Monterey Bay protected habitat zone for killer whales.

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