Latest Project Updates

Winners of the Second Annual M.F.K. Fisher Last House Writing Contest were announced in early September. Once again, we had so many excellent entries our judges had a very difficult job. Writers took to heart our theme this year, which asked them to write about the power and magic of survival skills.
 
ACR is extremely delighted to welcome ten prescribed fire community members to the first class of Fire Forward Fellows. During the one-year fellowship, these ten will each receive more than 300 hours of professional development supporting their qualifications as Squad Boss and California State Certified Burn Boss positions.
 
Living with Lions principal investigator Dr. Quinton Martins recently collared four male mountain lions (P24, P25, P30 and P31) in western and northern Sonoma County near Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Cazadero and Geyserville after each was implicated in the killing of a sheep or goat.
 
A new study launched by Cal State East Bay and UC Berkeley aims to compare prescriptively burned oak woodlands on Bouverie Preserve with other woodlands in the area for signs of acorn pests, seed viability and other factors.
 
Annual migrations of shorebirds are among the longest treks in the world and Whimbrels are among the most far-reaching. In a study published this month in the "Journal of Field Ornithology," ACR Director of Conservation Science Nils Warnock and co-authors set out to discover the nuances in movements of Whimbrels breeding in Alaska to help uncover mechanisms driving migratory behaviors and identify potential population threats.
 
It’s an exciting time for ACR as the search gets underway for a new chief executive officer. Brakeley Search has just posted the Position Description and application process. Please forward to qualified candidates.
 

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