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A Pictorial Hike | Natural beauty is all around us – Old BoneyMountain/Pt. Mugu State Park

A Pictorial Hike | Natural beauty is all around us – Old BoneyMountain/Pt. Mugu State Park

      Editor’s Note: Old Boney is one of the highest peaks in the Santa Monica Mountain range. At 2825 feet above sea level it lies in the eastern portion of the Point Mugu State Park.  Come along with one of our most valued contributors, photographer William Hicks. From William Hicks:  The first time […]

Bill to Reinstate Obama Pesticide Ban Ignores Science

Bill to Reinstate Obama Pesticide Ban Ignores Science

  By Paul Driessen The battle over neonicotinoid pesticides rages on. In response to one of many collusive sue-and-settle lawsuits between environmentalist groups and Obama environmental officials, in 2014 the Department of the Interior’s Fish & Wildlife Service banned neonic use in wildlife refuges. Following a careful review of extensive scientific studies, the Trump Interior […]

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 […]

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 […]

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