The next in a series of BioBlitzes at the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve takes place a bit inland, and is devoted to the mushroom 🍄 population in the area. BioBlitzes are one-time snapshots of biodiversity, in which volunteers and professionals working together inventory all the species found in an area (or all the species of one type, as in this case) on one day.
The event is tomorrow (Oct. 20), free and open to all, and kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats). First up will be a talk by Anna Moore, an amateur mycologist and photographer, who will discuss her 30 years of experience in foraging for and identifying mushrooms. (PC: Jamie Kish, @girlinwaterphotography )
Day 2 of R & D was full of new friends and leaning about the urban farming landscape in Southern California. There are so many good models and examples of different types of partnerships that we can’t wait to bring back to #SanJose#roadtrip#LA2LB#landuse#strategicplanning#nonprofithustle
Idea generation funded by the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority and @knightfdn
Land use questions? Our UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research has answers. Numerous resources are available on water, land and climate, mapping, and STEM issues. There is also a library of webinars for you to learn from anytime. Learn more at http://clear.uconn.edu. #LandUse#UConnExtension
Awesome turnout at our East Bay Happy Hour last night! Thanks to everyone who came out and huge thank you to everyone participating in our mentorship program! Make sure to join us at Paper Plane in downtown San Jose tonight at 6pm!
Here at Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition we work hard to keep our coastline protected and respected. We may not be largest-staffed non-profit, but we make up for it with our hundreds of volunteers and donors and their generous contributions to our organization.
Become a member today or simply donate by visiting the link in our bio ☝️. (PC: @mdurson )
Good times were had at our monthly happy hour in SF last night! Some of our mentorship program participants got together for a fun evening talking all things planning while enjoying the nice weather
Bummed you missed it? Well, we have more events this week and next for you to attend all over the Bay. We will be in Oakland (tonight), San Jose (tomorrow night), and Santa Cruz (Monday the 22nd). Make sure to head to the website for all the details!
We had a lot of fun at yesterday’s AV symposium! Leaders in the technology, planning, and academic realms came together to discuss the potential implications of AVs on our cities. A big takeaway: we need policy to ensure ensure AVs support our cities rather than changing our cities to support AVs
Great round of golf at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club @seaviewgcc supporting SBP brothers JR “Swish” Smith @teamswish and Chris Smith @chrissmith500 as they raised funds for the JR Smith Youth Foundation @jrsmithfoundation. It was an honor to also shoot a round of golf with Plainfield Councilman Steve G. Hockaday @hock_esq and Eric McClendon, CEO at Clear National Title.
The day was full of surprises beginning with a visit from The Naked Cowboy @thenakedcowboy (he did play a few holes of golf in his uniform). Also, Bobby Bradley @bbradley_44 1st Round 8th Overall Draft Pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1999, dropped in to hit a few shots. Randy Foye @foyeboy , Newark native and NBA journeyman pulled up, too.
Outside of supporting a noteworthy philanthropic cause, the highlight of the day was beating pro golfer Andres Dew @andre.dews on a drive challenge at hole #12 , then supporting his new brand of golf clubs.
@pga, @pgatour, @espn, @sbp_community, @novambb, @louisvillembb, @jimenez_tobacco
@railroadcigars, @nba, @buytheblock, @webuyblack, @MLB, @pennstategolf, @graybees
This #OregonEcology spotlight focuses on the black turban snail. This shell was found by Nicole Peloquin while she was tidepooling. True to its name, black turbans have a thick, dark purplish-black shell in blunt, rounded whorls. The top of the shell gets battered over its lifetime, wearing it down to the pearly-white layer beneath. If attacked by a predatory snail, it will climb on to the top of the predator’s shell. If attacked on a slope, it detaches its foot and rolls downwards and away. Black turban shells are a favorite amongst hermit crabs. (PC: @nicolepelican )
Our Stewardship Coordinator, Greg Shaheen, was inspired by the @ltalliance's national conference (Rally 2018), in Pittsburgh. He learned about urban greening projects in Pittsburgh, restoring indigenous landscape management practices in California, how an urban farm project in Trenton, NJ led to discussions about historic redlining practices and the Community Land Trust model for permanently affordable home-ownership, the nitty-gritty of conservation easements on forest land in New Hampshire, and more! He looks forward to applying this new knowledge and energy to his work in Kingston. #rally2018#landtrust#communitylandtrust#stewardship#communityconservation#landuse @scenichudson @orangecountylandtrust @woodstock_land_conservancy @mohonkpreserve @openspaceinstitute @bqlt
Todos Santos Plaza in the City of Concord won an award as one of the APA’s Great Places in California. Planners with the @cityofconcordca were on hand at the state conference last week to accept their award 🏆
As scientists and advanced professionals, a major obstacle for communication is overcoming the curse of knowledge, or being too attentive to every single detail. Being able to simplify and distill information into important elements important to convey why our science matters.
Marine disease outbreaks and other mass mortalities are on the rise due to climate change and other human activities. A workshop and strategic planning session on Marine Disease Outbreaks is being organized for Saturday, Oct. 20, in Portland to address the growing threat. It takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the auditorium at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (1945 S.E. Water Ave.) in Portland. While scientists, resource managers, and NGOs are particularly invited, interested members of the public are invited, too. (PC: Jim Young)
Oct 16 → Webinar on Climate Surveys
Oct 16 → Rocky Shores Meeting (Newport)
Oct 18 → Elk River Salmon Seminar (Port Orford)
Oct 19 → Seminar on Australian Seagrass (Charleston)
Oct 20 → Marine Disease Summit (Portland)
Oct 20 → Birding at Millicoma Marsh (Coos Bay)
Oct 20 → Mushroom BioBlitz (Yachats)
Oct 20 → Nedonna Marsh Celebration (Tillamook)
Oct 20 → Bullards Beach State Park Hike (Bandon)
On a regional level, #mountainareapreservation ’s efforts are focused on protecting biologically sensitive land for the benefits of #wildlife , watershed management and passive recreation like #bicycling or #hiking . Unlike a land trust, we do not purchase land. Rather, we create #opportunities for open space acquisitions by working with property owners, developers, local residents, skilled biologists and #landuse planners to identify the location of these biologically sensitive lands and assure they are not lost to development. #mapfacts
Have you come across a kelp crab in an Oregon tidepool before? These crabs are actually in a large group called spider crabs. They generally have long legs with relatively small body, usually conspicuously pointed in front. This species is usually dark brown, with a roughly squarish carapace except for the pointed front. Males are a bit larger than females and may be as much as 93 mm (almost 4 inches) across. Younger crabs may be olive-green as well as red or brown. (PC: @deep_blue_eyes26 )
The Ultra4 National Championships are coming to Reno this weekend Oct 19. In honor of one of our favorite racers, we’re knocking 10% off all our 1 lbs Bags of Coffee Through 10/22/18. Use Code 4475. $1 for every pound goes to public land use. www.losttrailcoffee.com.
@Ed abd_4475 @cal4wheel @rubicontrailadventures @cloakworks @metalcloak @nittotire @4wheelpartsofficial @procompusa @yukongearandaxle
As seen through the artist's representation, the recession of 2007 taught many things; one of these lessons was the lack of land management.
In community urban developments, land-use planning seeks to order & regulate he use in an efficient, ethical way, thereby increasing environmental sustainably & promoting community neighborhoods. 🏡
All the beautiful landscapes saved by @scenichudson with story telling by Ned Sullivan today at our 13th annual Raymond Beecher Lecture. Thank you to everyone who came out and joined the conversation and to Ned and @scenichudson for a great fall afternoon on Main Street in Catskill at @joesgaragecatskill #hudsonriverskywalk
Do not miss this great opportunity! I was part of the 2017 Bonn course and the lessons I learned are still (and will be) relevant to my landscape. The principles and practical insights I gained were applicable beyond my current research. Highly recommended!! #ThinkLandscape#forest#conservation#landuse#agriculture#agroforestry#governance#sciencetopolicy#stakeholders#livelihoods -----
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Climate Change is impacting our landscapes, #action is needed now! During this #international short course, you will learn about the landscape approach, climate trends and adaptation actions to increase the resilience of your landscapes and its people.
We will provide you with practical and participatory tools, which allow you to assess the #vulnerabilities of your #landscapes and develop climate smart strategies. This way, you will look for synergies between various #SDG goals!
Link in bio!
@unenvironment @unfccc @climatereality @uniwageningen @nature_org @greenclimatefund @climaterealityproject @cgiarclimate @climate.kic @worldbank @worldagroforestry @cifor_forests @landcoalition @thelandinstitute @restore_forward @landesaglobal @landportalfoundation
Cutting out severely squirrel damaged (through bark stripping) goat willow coppice, well overdue. I thought the raw material would be cut to waste, but I found a buyer in the biofuel market.
Bringing the goat willow into a short crop rotation will give the woodland unit a solid Public Goods Service product, improve on the suite of ecological services currently provided, and will bring on the trees that have not been ruined by grey squirrel (Cherry and Poplar), which falls into Economic Resilience. Opening up also makes pest control measures viable.
I would also say there is a argument for cutting for hygiene, that this be a Public Goods Service; the exposed wood supplies host bodies for fungal pathogens.
Neglect of woodland incurs massive costs, not just financial. In fact, financial costs are insignificant when compared to ecological stress.
Public Goods Services and Financial Resilience are the two pillars of land use viability set to replace the Basic Payment Scheme in Wales following Brexit. Farm and woodland units are going to have to change, be more responsive to the immediate, and the long term needs of environment first, and society second. I hope.
Bummed you missed the @apacaconf in San Diego earlier this week? Well, the good news is that the State Conference will be in Santa Barbara next year! Even better news is that the National Conference is only 6 months away and in SF! Mark your calendars for the #NPC19 in San Francisco from April 13-16, 2019! Registration opens in December
We’re redesigning (and later building) this former summer camp into a new family compound for some very #ecocentric clients. When working on very large sites like this one, it’s helpful to create highly saturated diagrammatic plans to convey alterations to #landuse and #habitats . Swipe right to see the model.
Oregon Shores is dedicated to preserving the natural communities, ecosystems, and landscapes of the Oregon coast while conserving the public's access. That is our mission statement. Becoming a member or making a special donation helps us immensely to fulfill this mention (and every penny contributed is tax-deductible). ☝️Click the link in the bio to make a difference. (PC: Lauren Pritchard)