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Deadly Bat Fungus Detected in California

Deadly Bat Fungus Detected in California

The fungus that causes White-nose Syndrome (WNS), a deadly disease of bats, has been detected in low levels in California for the first time. Fungal DNA of Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) was detected in samples collected this spring from bats on private land in the Plumas County town of Chester. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) […]

The Green New Deal Would Cause ‘Significant Environmental Damage,’ Report Finds

The Green New Deal Would Cause ‘Significant Environmental Damage,’ Report Finds

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . The Green New Deal would cause “significant environmental damage” and require “massive land use,” according to a new report. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Green New Deal, which calls for expanding renewable energy use. “There is the wildlife destruction caused by the production of renewable power,” […]

Board of Supervisors Push through Wildlife Corridor in Major Blow to Property Owners

Board of Supervisors Push through Wildlife Corridor in Major Blow to Property Owners

By Debra Tash Agenda Item 31. Public Hearing Regarding County-Initiated Proposal to Amend the General Plan and Articles 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 18 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance (PL16-0127) to Establish a Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridors Overlay Zone and a Critical Wildlife Passage Areas Overlay Zone, and to Adopt Regulations for these […]

Ventura County Wildlife Regulations Met Major Resistance | Commissioners Have Reservations Moving Forward

Ventura County Wildlife Regulations Met Major Resistance | Commissioners Have Reservations Moving Forward

By Debra Tash On January 31, 2019, a late January storm raged outside while another storm raged in the County Government Center today.  A Planning Commission hearing was held in an attempt to enact major restrictions on property owners in the unincorporated area.  County personnel had to open up the lower plaza room as well […]

Property Rights Meeting — Wildlife Corridor and Agriculture

Property Rights Meeting — Wildlife Corridor and Agriculture

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City of Simi Valley : Wildlife Watch Program

City of Simi Valley : Wildlife Watch Program

Ventura County Animal Services and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will be presenting at the Neighborhood Council meetings on April 6th, 11th, and the 13th. Ventura County Animal Services will provide an overview of the Coyote Management Plan that was recently implemented. The Coyote Management Plan provides a three-pronged approach comprised of public […]

Why Are We Waging War on Coyotes?

Why Are We Waging War on Coyotes?

How did coyotes become public enemy No. 1? These resilient, intelligent survivors should garner our respect and admiration, but instead they’re targeted and killed in hideous ways. Coyotes are a fundamental part of our urban environment—they’re our neighbors, really—and, like sparrows and raccoons, can be found everywhere in North America, including trying to survive, despite […]

Board of Supervisors start process to Restrict Property Rights in Wildlife Corridors

Board of Supervisors start process to Restrict Property Rights in Wildlife Corridors

By Debra Tash Like other entities in California the County of Ventura is going through a revision to its general plan.  At the Board’s January 24th meeting, Supervisors Steve Bennett and Linda Parks pushed the start button on a new push to restrict over the counter permits (ministerial) and exempt uses in the unincorporated/agricultural/open space […]

Special report on CA Fish & Game-related legislation- 2016 update

Special report on CA Fish & Game-related legislation- 2016 update

By Gaines and Associates Includes CA gun legislation status. . Editor’s Note: Gaines and Associates advocates on hunting and gun rights issues. GAINES & ASSOCIATES SPECIAL REPORT CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE 2016 SESSION UPDATE MAY 20, 2016 In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting in early December, the 2016 Session of the California State Legislature […]

America’s big ‘green’ wrecking machines

America’s big ‘green’ wrecking machines
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