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Science and Environment
1997 Northern California Floods
Comprehensive northern California flood-related information and annotated website links, especially for the floods of January 1997.
A list of native ecosystem references.
A select list of references.
Air Resources Board
Part of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Includes calendar, workshops, programs, laws and regulations.
Biodiesel Council of California
Promote usage of the fuel throughout the state of California. Contains news items, upcoming events, related links, and membership details.
PBS program FRONTLINE and The New York Times join forces to investigate the story behind the California energy crisis.
Bolsa Chica Land Trust
Educational tour and interactive site with photos and sounds of birds, wildlife, and landscapes.
Books by David Carle
Drowning the Dream, California's Water Choices at the Millennium - an environmental history of the state, focusing on water, population, and environmental change. Mono Lake Viewpoint - essays about an inland sea.
Database containing summary geographic and ecological distribution information for over 8000 California vascular plant taxa, as well as additional habitat information for rare species of the Sierra Nevada.
California Artificial Reef Enhancement
Promotes awareness, understanding, preservation and enhancement of artificial reef ecosystems in offshore California waters through public education and scientific research.
California Botanical Society
Systematics, ecology, evolution, and natural history of the plants of California and adjacent western North America. Publisher of the journal Madro?o.
California Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration
Regional chapter of non-profit international professional membership organization for people researching, practicing, or interested in this field.
California Coastal Coalition
Committed to restoring California's coast through sand replenishment, increasing the flow of natural sediment, wetlands recovery and improved water quality.
California Coastal Conservancy
State agency established in 1976 to purchase, protect, restore, and enhance California's coastal resources. Includes online edition of California Coast and Ocean magazine.
California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators
Provides an avenue for networking among California wildlife rehabilitators and regulatory agencies through seminars and conferences with the focus of improving the quality of care for wildlife.
California CUPA Forum
An association of agencies coordinating the consistent implementation of hazardous materials regulatory programs in the state of California.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Includes information on fire safety, the state fire plan, and resource management programs.
California Ducks Unlimited
Conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. Includes calendar, regions and events page, news, photos, membership application and contact information.
California Exotic Pest Plant Council
Dedicated to finding solutions to problems caused by non-native pest plant invasions of the state's natural areas.
California Interfaith Power & Light
A group of religious groups that seek to respond to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
California Native Plant Society
Non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of California native plants through scientific activities, education, and conservation.
California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
Facts, photos and videos of the California Sea Lion.
California Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
A coalition dedicated to promoting an ecologically sustainable and socially just food system. Describes group news, events and projects, and related headlines.
California Underground: Our Caves and Subterranean Habitats
Educational materials and photographic tours on the formation and occurrence of different types of caves, cave biology, and cave conservation. From the Oakland Museum of California.
California Urban Forests Council
Vigorously advocates for a holistic, ecosystem approach to the practice of urban forestry, especially when influencing public policy and decision makers. Offers a newsletter, forest professional certification, publications, and general informational materials.
California Wild Heritage Campaign
Protecting California's last remaining public wilderness and wild rivers
Look-up photos and descriptions of California wildflowers by color, common name, Latin name or family.
California Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick, injured, or orphaned native wildlife. Based in Malibu and serving western Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Biological information on the more than 600 amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles regularly found in California.
CERES: California Environmental Resources Evaluation System
CERES is an information system developed by the California Resources Agency to facilitate access to a variety of environmental data.
Clean Power Estimator
Provides California residential electric customers a personalized estimate of the costs and benefits of investing in a photovoltaic (PV) solar or small wind electric generation system.
Climate Change in California
Union of Concerned Scientists fact sheets on the potential effects of global climate change on the state's bioregions and water resources.
Cosumnes River Task Force
Works to encourage restoration of watershed health and improve flood management.
Division of Safety of Dams
Contains information about dams in the state, with technical references, statutes and regulations.
CALPIRG's environmental action program. Contains news and facts about clean air, toxic pollution, safe drinking water, coastal protection and healthy schools. Information about legislation and how to donate money.
Environmental news, stories and information for Californians. Includes excerpts from the writing of Gerald Haslam.
Freeing a Hydroelectric Giant, California Frets About Control
NY Times analysis of constraints on hydroelectric generation in the state. [Subscription required - free.] (July 19, 2000)
Friends of the Gualala River
A group dedicated to protecting the Gualala River watershed and the species living within it.
Friends of The River
State-wide river Californian conservation group. Provides public education, activist training and organizing, and expert advocacy to influence public policy decisions on land, water, and energy management issues. Site includes journals and reports and latest campaign news.
Garrapata Creek Watershed Council
Works to improve the health of the Garrapata Creek watershed through community involvement, teamwork, and education. News, photos, and calendar of events.
GIS Data for Northern California
Links to sites with geographic information systems (GIS) data, including many kinds of maps, climate data and GPS data.
GoldenStateImages - Marine Fish of California
Photography of marine fish species found along the California coast including garibaldi, molas, blue shark, dorado, baracuda, rays and more
Groundwater Resources Association of California
Nonprofit organization for the protection, preservation, improvement of California ground water against pollution. Site has information about the organization and its activities, job announcements, and related material.
Information Center for the Environment
A cooperative effort of environmental scientists at the University of California, Davis and collaborators at over thirty private, state, federal, and international organizations interested in environmental protection.
Klamath-Salmon Natural History Library
A portal for information about natural and cultural resources in the Klamath River region of Northern California. Provides research services, regional links, and many full text documents.
North Coast Water Network
Provides news from a network of environmental and social justice groups in the north coast region of California focused on issues related to fresh water.
Oasis Botanical Sanctuary
A environmental organization dedicated to the 'Restoration of Ecolibrium' through the preservation of endangered and threatened plants. A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.
Our Poisoned Bay
Despite end to direct piping of sewage, pollution worse now than 30 years ago according to article from the San Francisco Chronicle. (August 2, 1999)
Planning and Conservation League
Seeks to protect the California environment through state legislation, the admnistrative process, and through statewide ballot measures.
Redwood Coast Watersheds Alliance
An alliance of citizen organizations on ridges, valleys and waterways of the Mendocino Coast.
Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Working with others to conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats in California's Central Valley, Sierra Nevada, and San Francisco Bay areas.