New Content in News, July 2018
Important! State bill AB2627 needs your support now! This is the bill that will protect nongame migratory birds in California now that we've lost protections formerly found in the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. We are pleased to report that AB2627 has passed the Assembly in an amended version and is now in the State Senate. The Santa Cruz Mountains Bioregional Council joins the California Chapter of the Audubon Society in fully supporting this bill. Learn more here.
Read about World Scientists' Warning to Humanity
Read about the Downside of Selective Logging
Summer 2017 Highlight - New Local Podcast
BeProvided Conservation Radio takes you from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Africa with expert interviews in wildlife biology, conservation, environmental education, eco tourism and much much more. Our interviews help bridge the gap between international conservation efforts and local conservation efforts. Learn how you can help close to home and worldwide to save our wildlife, plants, water and environment.
Board Members Jen Michelson, Betsy Herbert and Portia Halbert have been interviewed about their work and passion.
Click on the links below for links to board member podcasts:
Click on "Our Bioregion" above for information on Redwoods ..... Old-growth Forests ..... Sensitive Species and MORE!
The Bioregional Council is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of regional biodiversity over time through education, the dissemination of accurate scientific information and assistance in the planning, coordination and implementation of conservation efforts.
About the Santa Cruz Mountain BIOREGION
The Santa Cruz Mountains Bioregion covers an area of 3,592 square kilometers (1387 square miles) on the central coast, bounded on the north by the Golden Gate, on the East by San Francisco Bay and the Santa Clara Valley, on the south by the Pajaro River and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. It includes all of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties and the western part of Santa Clara County.
The region is essentially one of heavily populated lowlands surrounding a core of forested uplands, with small to large pockets of everything from salt marsh to chaparral intermixed. It is rich in endemics and many other natural features of special interest, some of whose past and current distributions are well known, others hardly at all.
What is the santa cruz mountains bioregional council?
The Santa Cruz Mountains Bioregional Council is a nonprofit public benefit corporation comprising biologists and other natural resource professionals whose objective is to conserve native plant and animal biodiversity in the Santa Cruz Mountains Bioregion. A nine-member Board of Directors governs the Council.