Wildlife

The dismantling of the old canitlever portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge continued.

Caltrans Seeking Permits To Demolish Bay Bridge Pier With Explosives, Despite Possible Marine Life Danger

Caltrans 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.

08/18/2015

An American black bear (Ursus americanus) in forest (Getty Images)

Man Fights Off Black Bear Attack On His Porch In Mariposa County

A 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.

08/13/2015

Duck Rescued

Wildlife Workers Release Mother Duck And Ducklings Rescued From San Francisco Storm Drain

Wildlife caretakers released a duckling back into the wild Tuesday after its siblings and mother were saved by CHP officers in June.

08/07/2015

Bully Fire

Hi-Tech Camera Network Could Help Detect Forest Fires, Aid Firefighters

For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.

07/26/2015

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Environmentalists Concerned Drought Causing Salty Bay Water To Invade Delta, Threaten Ecosystem

State 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.

07/25/2015

Mountain Lion Sighting

3 Mountain Lion Sightings Reported In Recent Days In Gilroy Area

Police are notifying the public of three recent mountain lion sightings in the Gilroy area.

07/18/2015

Mountain lion (Nick Nass/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Mountain Lion Spotted Roaming Near Stanford University

A mountain lion was seen wandering around near Stanford’s campus Thursday night, the latest sighting in a densely populated Bay Area location.

07/10/2015

trout trapped in Gilroy creek. South Bay. California drought. Water drying up.

West Coast Drought Producing ‘Unprecedented’ Lethal Conditions For Salmon, Trout

In California, inland fisheries managers are considering emergency closures on several rivers so that fish weakened by the warm water do not die, even if they are released by anglers.

07/08/2015

One of the mountain lion sightings in San Francisco captured on a security camera. (Presidio Trust)

Mountain Lion Spotted In San Francisco 4 Times Recently; First Sighting In Years

Authorities say there have been four mountain lion sightings, all believed it to be the same animal, in San Francisco over the last week.

07/08/2015

(Getty Images)

Mountain Lion Roams Close To Busy Daly City Mall

The latest Bay Area mountain lion sighting happened at a rather unusual place in Daly City.

07/07/2015

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