Category: Blog Posts

January 16, 2019January 18, 2019

Local Program on Wildfires

Our friends at Hills For Everyone and Protect Our Homes and Hills were featured in the KCET program SoCal Connected last night. “The New Normal” featured mega-fires and how our landscape has changed. The fight to stop the Esperanza Hills project was a local example of where decision makers are choosing to put people–in very...

January 14, 2019January 18, 2019

Comments Due 1/21 on HCP

The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District is soliciting public comments on its Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Upper Santa Ana River Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). “The HCP is being collaboratively developed by staffs from Valley District and other agencies in Southern California with planned water supply or other infrastructure...

January 12, 2019January 18, 2019

Frequent Fires Mean More Fires

Fires that burn landscapes too frequently convert habitat types from our coastal sage scrub and chaparral landscapes to non-native grasslands. Grasslands ignite easier and burn faster than native habitat lands. One important step land managers can take is to reduce human-caused fire ignitions. Read the Los Angeles Times article.

January 10, 2019January 11, 2019

Presentation Given at Fullerton College

Today FHBP consultant Melanie Schlotterbeck presented at the American Association of University Women Conference “Bridges to Tomorrow” to talk about our Green Vision Project. The goal is to introduce 7th to 12th grade young women to math and science careers. Melanie featured the OCTA Measure M Mitigation Program to highlight how the science of conservation...

January 8, 2019January 11, 2019

California Climate Policies Report Published

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published this report on California Climate Policies in December. The report is required to determine if the state is meeting its greenhouse gas (GHG) goals. It also offers recommendations, so that legislators can use this data to create new legislation to resolve GHG issues. There is also a transportation specific...