The light is changing, have you noticed?
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- Website dedicated to the State Parks Funding This is a great resource for anyone interested in latest news related to the State Parks scandal and crisis. (Sacramento Bee)
- Businesses Push to Change Environmental Quality Act. With just over a week remaining for California's legislative session, business and labor groups have started a push to pass broad reforms of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The effort has alarmed environmental groups and many legislators, who warn that change could leave the law ineffective. (KQED Forum)
- New CA Statewide Poll Results. A majority of Californians favor enacting Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s ballot initiative that would raise taxes in order to avoid further spending reductions in education and public safety, according to results from a new PACE/USC Rossier School of Education Poll released Wednesday. (Tulchin Research)
- New generation of West Marin ranchers coming back to the family farm. A new generation of ranchers is emerging in West Marin, young adults who are going off to college but returning home to leave their mark on family businesses that have been around for generations. (Marin IJ)
- Why Youth Has An Advantage In Innovation & Why You Want To Be A Learn-It-All. No mention of land conservation in here, but I'm throwing it in here just for fun. (Above The Crowd)
- Celebrate the Farmer! Mark Bittman talks about the value of farmers. (NY Times)
- National parks face severe funding crunch. After more than a decade of scrimping and deferring maintenance and construction projects — and absorbing a 6 percent budget cut in the past two years — the signs of strain are beginning to surface at national parks across the country. (Washington Post)
- The Rise Of Visual Social Media. Blog posts became Facebook updates and Tumblr posts, which shrunk to Tweets and finally to Instagram or Pinterest. Here's how smart brands are navigating the new visual social-media era. (Fast Company)
- Men, Sportsmen, Conservatives, and Churchgoers are Motivated to Conservation Action through Personal Benefits. In June 2012, The Nature Conservancy conducted research on individuals’ motivation for protecting nature. (ecoAmerica)
- Event: California Invasive Plant Council's Symposium on October 11-13.
Every Wednesday we find stories about land conservation and we share them here. Sometimes the links aren't about land conservation and that's fine too.
Join us on September 20 from 10am-1pm at the San Pedro Square Market in downtown San Jose for our Fall Gathering! We'll be talking about sustainable agriculture in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties. More information about it, including who our distinguished panelists are, can be found over here. And join us on Instagram and Twitter with #ieatlocal