| CONSERVANCY IS FUN!
protection/restoration of habitat is critical to the well-being of the
wild things we love. And besides, we’ve found out just how fun and
rewarding it can really be. Over the years we have met many
fascinating people participating on conservation projects. The
groups we like the best are the ones that focus on getting
volunteers to perform citizen science and actual hands-on activities
like restorations and monitoring.
Here are five fun and (usually) easy things you can do:
1. Join your local Audubon Society.
2. Plant for Wildlife: Grow plants that attract native birds and
butterflies where you live.
3. Share what you know with friends & family.
4. Volunteer with your favorite local conservation group – Mitigate
non-native plants and animals, participate in habitat restoration,
monitoring of migration patterns of birds, clean up days, etc.
5. Provide a clean water supply for birds.
Golden Gate Audubon is dedicated to protecting Bay Area birds, other
wildlife and their natural habitats. Golden Gate Audubon Society works to
conserve and restore wildlife habitat, connect people of all ages and
backgrounds with the natural world, and educate and engage Bay Area
residents in the protection of our shared, local environment.
Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
The mission of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is to study migrating
birds of prey along the Pacific coast and to promote public awareness of
the state of raptor populations. The GGRO is dedicated to the
conservation of raptors and to community involvement in wildlife research.
Their studies of the movements of hawks through the Golden Gate
National Recreation Area demonstrate that biological boundaries extend
far beyond political boundaries. The GGRO is a project of the Golden
Gate National Park's Association and the National Park Service, and is
made up of 250+ community volunteers and a small staff.
reduce the need for harmful pesticides & rodenticides by encouraging
natural predators, through conservation of habitat, erecting nest boxes
when appropriate, through research & education, and by providing a
resource of help and information on alternative methods of sustainable
Friends of Nature Trip:
and international guides. Information on US birding clubs. Interesting
Buteo.com Informative site on birds of prey with photographs.
Other Interesting Links:
|Half Day - Full Day - Multi Day Nature Trips - Photography - Gift Certificates
San Francisco Based Nature Trip 415-355-0450 or 866-353-8600
|The Conservancy Lynx & Friends of Wildlife