Creekside Science

Recap of our news from first half of 2011

In Uncategorized on February 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

May, 2011
Creekside Center for Earth Observation continues to work with the
County of San Mateo, the University of California Berkeley Botanic
Garden, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Friends of Edgewood
Preserve on improving habitat in and around the one remaining wild
population of San Mateo Thronmint (
Acanthomintha obovata ssp. duttonii,
formerly
Acanthomintha duttonii).  See coverage from CNPS: CNPS article

April 22, 2011
Creekside Center for Earth Observation continues to work with the City
of San Francisco and the US Fish and Wildlife Service on reestablishing
viable populations of the Mission Blue Butterfly at Twin Peaks, San
Francisco.  This is the third year of this collaborative project.  See news
coverage:
ABC7 coverage 

March, 2011
The Bay Area Open Space Council launches the Conservation Lands
Network website.  The Conservation Lands Network is a five-year science-
based study by over 125 organizations and individuals tasked to identify
the most essential lands needed to sustain the “natural infrastructure” of
our region.  CCEO played a vital role as a Science Advisor to this project:
Bay Area Lands website

Screen-shot from the Conservation Lands Network online tool

February, 2011
Creekside Center for Earth Observation, in conjunction with County of
San Mateo Parks and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, completed the
translocation of 4,000 Bay Checkerspot larvae from Coyote Ridge to
Edgewood Natural Preserve.  Local volunteers are conducting field
surveys for adult Checkerspot butterflies that have hatched from the
translocated caterpillars.  
Friends of Edgewood

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