Fisher Kits Reintroduced in Yosemite National ParkFour rescued fisher (Martes pennanti) kits were released yesterday north of the Merced River in Yosemite National Park. This historic reintroduction was a cooperative effort between the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), Fresno-Chaffee Zoo, and the Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation. The reintroduction aims to increase the long term viability of the declining fisher population by expanding its population to the northern part of Yosemite National Park.
Native Turtles To Be Released Saturday In San Francisco's Mountain LakeNative Western pond turtles will be released into San Francisco's Mountain Lake Saturday afternoon as part of a species restoration effort by Sonoma State University biologists and the Oakland and San Francisco zoos.
3rd 'Born Bad' Bear From Same Litter Euthanized At Lake Tahoe Highlights Biology DebateLast week, Nevada wildlife officials were forced to euthanize a young problem bear at Lake Tahoe -- the third offspring killed from the same litter born to the mama bear.
Study: Up To 90% Of Seabirds Have Plastic In Their GutsNine out of 10 seabirds have plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. In 1960, the estimate was only 5% of individual seabirds. Now, researchers predict by the year 2050, the number will be 99 percent.
2nd Dangerous Bear In A Week Euthanized At Lake TahoeIt's the fifth bear Nevada Department of Wildlife has had to kill this year in the Tahoe area.
Caltrans Seeking Permits To Demolish Bay Bridge Pier With Explosives, Despite Possible Marine Life DangerCaltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, but Caltrans officials say it would have the least impact on bay wildlife.
Man Fights Off Black Bear Attack On His Porch In Mariposa CountyA 67-year-old man fought off a black bear that attacked him on his porch Thursday as the state sees an uptick in encounters, likely a result of California's relentless drought that's sending bears into populated areas to forage for food, officials said.
Wildlife Workers Release Mother Duck And Ducklings Rescued From San Francisco Storm DrainWildlife caretakers released a duckling back into the wild Tuesday after its siblings and mother were saved by CHP officers in June.
Hi-Tech Camera Network Could Help Detect Forest Fires, Aid FirefightersFor decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.
Environmentalists Concerned Drought Causing Salty Bay Water To Invade Delta, Threaten EcosystemState officials are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco Bay pushes inland during another summer of drought.
3 Mountain Lion Sightings Reported In Recent Days In Gilroy AreaPolice are notifying the public of three recent mountain lion sightings in the Gilroy area.
Mountain Lion Spotted Roaming Near Stanford UniversityA mountain lion was seen wandering around near Stanford's campus Thursday night, the latest sighting in a densely populated Bay Area location.