Category: Blog Posts

May 29, 2019June 3, 2019
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Sharing the Shore

In the spring, we are reminded of all the ways we (humans) need to pay close attention to our feathered friends. Here are a few good reminders from National Audubon Society on how to “Share the Shore.” Please do your part–every little bit makes a difference.

May 29, 2019June 3, 2019
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Draft Solicitation Proposal for Wetlands Funding

As a reminder, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold four public workshops to present its Draft Proposal Solicitation Notice and Solicitation and Evaluation Guidelines for the Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction. Details for the second workshop (Los Alamitos) are listed below. When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00...

May 28, 2019June 3, 2019
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San Diego’s Bad Example

There are a lot of similarities between Orange County and San Diego County on the housing front: “The developments in San Diego County would be built in areas dominated by chaparral, sage scrub and grasslands. These native California habitats are adapted to survive fires, but when fires occur too frequently, indigenous plants are replaced by...

May 25, 2019June 3, 2019
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Wren’s View Hike – 6/8

Join OCTA on a hike of the Wren’s View Preserve, which is a 119-acre parcel located northwest of the City of Rancho Santa Margarita in Trabuco Canyon. This land was preserved as part of the mitigation for impacts to habitat lands from the Authority’s freeway projects. It is managed access for the public to enjoy...

May 25, 2019June 3, 2019
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Summer Fire Risks

Words of caution for our wildlands: “In areas hit repeatedly by fires, non-native plants — like mustard — can grow faster than native species. Those plants eventually dry out during warm summer months and become fuel for wildfires. There are also still tens of millions of drought- and bark beetle-ravaged dead trees standing in the...