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Better with Beavers
How partnerships with a rodent are helping restore watersheds in the Pacific Northwest.

Life at River Bottom
A freshwater mussel groupie ponders what the disappearance of these mollusks means for our ecosystems.

Hope’s Edge
Hope grows from knowing the future has yet to be written, and from doing our part to write it.

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Generating Radical Kinship: Rooted In Community Winter Leadership Institute 2017 #RIC2017 #RICWLI #RICBoston

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Winter 2017 E-newsletter now available

Altaigate. The Final Chapter. (Novaya Gazeta article)

Experimenting with Creek Engineering Models

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Rat Poison is Wildlife Poison

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In 2017 Raptors Are the Solution is working toward a statewide ban on rodenticides in California to close the loopholes in existing California Department of Pesticide Regulations and ensure that wildlife, the environment, and humans can live toxic-free.

They’re using some creative public education strategies like this bilingual ad that’s in bus shelters around LA this month, highlighting the impact on wildlife, particularly owls, hawks, mountain lions, and bobcats, when they eat a poisoned rodent like a rat.

Their Owl Wise Leader Program (OWL) works with businesses who agree to stop selling rat poison of any kind and pest control companies, homeowners’ associations, urban farms, municipalities, and agencies who agree to stop using rat poison.

Young people can get involved by participating in hands on projects like crafting education door hangers or using this How To Video, produced by the San Ramon Boy Scout Troop, who constructed 9 natural owl homes during a troop contest.

Help RATS get 500 more petition signatures to support the statewide ban here.

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