Pole Mountain, Sonoma County’s highest peak, will be protected and preserved for public use as part of a $2.3 million sale to the Sonoma Land Trust.
Vowing to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama acted Tuesday to create the world’s largest ocean preserve by expanding a national monument his predecessor established in waters thousands of miles from the American mainland.
An animal handler gored by a buffalo Wednesday at Safari West is recovering from significant injuries, said a spokeswoman for the Santa Rosa wildlife preserve.
Five coastal wetlands projects just received $5 million from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including a project at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Contra Costa County.