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On this segment of Looking Back, Tom Cairns discusses some regional California history with grizzly bears. 

Are You a Beaver Believer?

Aug 16, 2018
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Are you a beaver believer? You May become one after listening to this EcoNews Report! Beavers are nature's engineers, helping to turn unproductive streams into great salmon habitat by reconnecting old floodplains, providing pools for salmon to rest, and by increasing the quantity and quality of summer waters. In short, they are amazing. But California faces a problem: we don't have enough beavers.

Arcata author Sharon Levy discusses her new book The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife on the KHSU Magazine. Levy speaks about her interest in the topic as well as her research for it and why activism played an integral role in the creation of the Marsh.

Levy is scheduled to give a presentation Friday night at 7 p.m. at Arcata’s Northtown Books.


On this segment of Sound Ecology, Naturalist Ken Burton explores the world of raptors, from providing a working definition for this group of birds to an explanation of convergent evolution.

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Terry Roelofs talks about the delights of following cyclical, seasonal events in your region. 

Things are looking up slightly for Californian wolves, making a handful of appearances within state lines after a 90-year absence. "Before Europeans arrived there were an estimated two million wolves ranging all across North America, "Amaroq Weiss tells Tom Wheeler, Program Coordinator at EPIC.

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"The Seabird Protection Network is a multi-organization collaborative that works together to reduce human disturbance to seabirds," says Leisyka Parrot with the Bureau of Land Management. She and HSU Wildlife's Dan Barton talk to Delia Bense-Kang, MPA Coordinator at the NEC, about minimizing our impact on marine wildlife.

The EcoNews Report is presented by the Northcoast Environmental Center

Mary Wykstra

Mary Wykstra has worked in Kenya since 2001 and will be the guest lecture at Sequoia Park Zoo’s Conservation Lecture: Cheetahs – It’s All in the Genes! on Wednesday, October 12th from 6:30-8 p.m.. Wykstra founded Carnivores, Livelihoods and Landscapes in 2009 and coordinates Action for Cheetahs in Kenya(ACK).