Category: Blog Posts

June 27, 2017July 7, 2017

Some Funding for Coyote Hills

Check out this press release from Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva on West Coyote Hills. Today, the Governor signed the state budget which included $15 million of funding to go towards the Coyote Hills acquisition. She is also working on legislation (AB 510) that brings in additional funds. Read the Assemblymember’s Press Release.

June 21, 2017June 21, 2017

Timeline of Milestones from the Mitigation Program

A short history of the key Environmental Mitigation Program milestones: December 2005 – FHBP provides research on landscape level mitigation. January 2006 – FHBP negotiates with OCTA to include this comprehensive mitigation program. Spring 2006 – FHBP forms and leads a conservation coalition supporting the sales tax Measure. November 2006 – Orange County voters approve...

June 20, 2017June 20, 2017

Melanie Schlotterbeck’s Speech at OCTA Event

We’ll be sending out more information on the Orange County Transportation Authority event today celebrating the Environmental Mitigation Program’s Conservation Plan finalization in the next 24 hours, but in the meantime, here is a teaser… Melanie Schlotterbeck’s speech during the event. (Apologies for the “wavy” footage early on–take your Dramamine). View the YouTube Video.

June 20, 2017August 4, 2017

Wildlife Corridors Get Re-Designed

Designed correctly, overpasses spanning highways can not only save the lives of wildlife, but also passing motorists. Using fencing to direct the animals to the crossing appears to work as well. Even the babies are being taught by their wild parents to use the crossings. This is great news. Read the Wall Street Journal article.