Snakes by the Planes: Endangered San Francisco Species Found Thriving in Wetlands at SFOAn undeveloped parcel of land owned by San Francisco International Airport is home to a thriving population of an endangered snake species, a recent study revealed, airport officials said Wednesday.
Feds Say Endangered Wildflower Near Planned Nevada Lithium Mine Should Be ProtectedAn extremely rare wildflower that grows only in Nevada’s high desert where an Australian mining company wants to dig for lithium should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.
After 100 Years, California Condor Could Return to Far North Counties, Oregon and NevadaThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to allow the release of captive-bred California condors into Redwood National Park as early as this fall to create a “nonessential experimental population” for California’s far north, Oregon and northwestern Nevada.
Oldest Known Wild Seabird Lays Egg on Pacific IslandA Laysan albatross named Wisdom, the world's oldest known wild seabird, has laid another egg on Midway Atoll in the Pacific. Biologists believe Wisdom is at least 68 years old.
Undercover Agent Busts Bay Area Illegal Wildlife SellersAn undercover agent has seized all kinds of contraband over the years, from tigers to wolves, monkey skulls, even a guitar made out of a giant sea turtle.
Threat To Endangered Frogs Puts Tahoe Tree-Thinning Project On HoldThe U.S. Forest Service will postpone a tree-thinning project intended to decrease the wildfire risk at Lake Tahoe after a lawsuit raised concern about its effect on an endangered frog species.
State Wildlife Officials Relocate Salmon By Truck Due To Drought State and federal fishing officials are relocating salmon by the truckload from five Northern California hatcheries to help their migration to the ocean as drought conditions are expected to worsen.
Partial Attorneys Fees Awarded In Sharp Park Golf Course LawsuitA federal judge in San Francisco has awarded $386,000 in attorneys' fees and costs to six environmental groups that filed a lawsuit seeking to protect two imperiled species at the Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica.
Water Shortage Blamed For Massive Bird Die-Off At NorCal Wildlife RefugeThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is blaming a lack of water for a massive die-off of migrating birds at a wildlife refuge on the Northern California-Oregon border.