We're getting ready to shout from the internet rooftops. Why you ask? See below or click here to see what we're up to. And click here to see the list of incredible Bay Area Open Space Council members (that's a clue)
- California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and Tulchin Research Release Results of New Statewide Poll on California Latino Voters’ Environmental Values. (Tulchin Research)
- Taylor Mountain park taking shape near Santa Rosa. The long-awaited rollout of a regional park on Taylor Mountain, one of Sonoma County's largest swaths of open space overlooking Santa Rosa, is starting to take shape. (Press Democrat)
- Support for Sonoma County's regional parks increases. Support for Sonoma County's regional parks has reached new heights, with significant increases in annual pass purchases, revenue from day use and donations to sustain operations. (Press Democrat)
- New Delta visitor center in Oakley: Doorway to California's inland sea. The East Bay Regional Park District is opening a window into the region with its new Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta. It is located within the Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley. (Mercury News)
- Point Reyes' 50 Year Anniversary. An overview of the park's history with an interesting panel. (KQED Forum)
- New president and CEO at Land Trust. Douglas Parker is the new president and CEO of Land Trust of Napa County. (Napa Valley Register)
- Why we posted California parks documents, available here. For those of you curious about the details of the State Parks crisis, here are a lot of interviews, reports and more that tell parts of the story. (Sacramento Bee)
- Two interesting websites on rangelands around the world: Global Rangelands and Wrangle.
- Funding opportunity with the Strategic Growth Council for Urban Greening projects.
Every Wednesday we find stories about land conservation. Sometimes the news is loosely related to land conservation, we admit. You can scroll through past Happenings right here.
Our next Gathering will be on November 15 from 10am-1pm at the Brower Center in Berkeley and we're going to be talking about Managing Land with Science in Hand. A bunch of people have already signed up to come. Have you?