Who's at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Oakland today? Let us know how it is over on Twitter at #NACCB2012 or in the Comments below. What's been the highlight?
And now, for something completely different, we have some music for your mid-summer Wednesday:
- Bald eagles soaring to recovery in Bay Area and state. The iconic bird known for its fierce gaze, strength and wild spirit had been nearly wiped out in the lower 48 states by the early 1960s. Development had damaged its habitat; DDT, a pesticide since banned, made the bird's egg shells too weak for hatching. (Mercury News)
- Steve Abbors: Join the debate over the cube on Mount Umunhum. At Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, we have a rare opportunity to do two amazing things: Create a unique recreational destination with breathtaking views and honor the full arc of our region's history. (Mercury News)
- Conservation Biologists Take on Climate Change at Oakland Meeting. Conservation biologists at the first-ever North American Congress for Conservation Biology are meeting in Oakland. (KQED)
- Revolutionary Plots. A look at urban agriculture by a local writer featuring Bay Area farms. (Orion Magazine)
- Bill to restore Mount Diablo beacon is signed by governor. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill easing the path for a conservation group to restore the historic beacon atop Mount Diablo. (Mercury News)
- How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain. A new study that shows that nature walks might provide a cost-efficient supplement to traditional treatments for major depression, and more. (The Atlantic Cities)
- Western snowy plovers make sweet comeback at Pescadero State Beach. A pair of Western snowy plover chicks learned to fly last week at Pescadero State Beach, sending the spirits of local conservationists soaring. (Mercury News)
This is your weekly helping of land conservation news for the Bay Area. Scroll through past Happenings by clicking here.