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Update as of August 4, 2017

Call the Governor   -    Save Endangered Species

You can block efforts by the Trump administration and the US Congress to gut important protections for biodiversity, clean air, and clean water in California by supporting a bill introduced into the California legislature.   SB49 would, among other things, upgrade protections for endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act to the 2016 level (pre-Trump) of the federal Endangered Species Act, which is currently more stringent.  We suspect this bill will be passed within the next month and be on the Governors desk to sign. You can help. Click here to find out more. Urge the Governor to support SB 49.  Talking Points here. You can contact him at:

Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 445-2841 
Fax: (916) 558-3160

More information on this bill can be found at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB49.

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 here for all their podcasts:             http://beprovidedconservationradio.libsyn.com/  

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.

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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.

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