Foraging birds such as the mountain chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, pygmy nuthatch and yellow-rumped warbler can help spur the growth of ponderosa pine trees in the West, according to researchers.
Rocky Mountain Ecology
Extreme off-road vehicle use, CBD argued, would have damaged the canyon’s waterfalls, trees that provide habitat for desert bighorn sheep, endangered birds and rare species.
The purchase creates a 10-mile open space corridor from the crest of the Santa Lucia Mountains to the ocean 15 miles south of Carmel.
Scientists expressed concerns about salvage logging following fires, which may slow the natural recovery of forests, streams and wildlife.
Washington state’s Puget Sound is the focus of a large-scale estuarine restoration project, spearheaded by conversation organizations hoping to amass a multi-billion dollar warchest.