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In today's Audiograph, we’re going to a forest.

Angela Johnston

Last month, we aired a story about the future of ranching in Point Reyes National Seashore. The Park Service finally released its draft plan.  And the public has until September 23rd to comment. 

Marissa Ortega-Welch / KALW

A statewide story about L.A.’s water use, Bay Area’s trash, and a whole lot of gulls. 

The California Condor is an endangered bird – and one of the oldest and largest in North America. The process of trying to protect, and now regenerate, the condor population began in the early 1900s. Since then, government agencies have spent $20 million on the conservation effort, making it the most expensive in US history. 

Sandip Roy

Sandip Roy tours  Borneo and discovers more than just monkeys.

Marissa Ortega-Welch

 

Biologists are trying to lure herons that have been nesting in downtown Oakland to move to Lake Merritt instead. Will it work?

Claire Stremple

 

In this Audiograph, Jessie Beck, a biologist with Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, captains the inflatable boat commute to Año Nuevo Island.

The Bay Area is a roadkill hotspot

Mar 7, 2019
State Farm

California is home to lots of wild animals, but one of the most likely places to encounter them is on the road. Thousands of collisions are reported every year, and some of the deadliest stretches of highway are here in the Bay Area.

Joanna Gilkeson / USFWS, used under CC-BY-2.0

If we just focus on monarchs and not all insects around us, we’re missing the big picture.

Courtesy of Oakland Zoo

A few months ago the Oakland Zoo rescued three orphaned mountain lions cubs from the wild. They are part of a new exhibit called the California Trail that opens tomorrow. It’s a huge expansion that features our state’s native wildlife.

The Spot: Listening Specialists

Aug 13, 2017
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE/NEAL HERBERT

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

Five years after the BP oil spill, what do we know about the long-term effects? On the April 16th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.  Oil and methane gas spewed into the ocean for 87 straight days. The U.S. government estimates over 4 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf. Recovery teams collected only 17 percent. Where is all of that oil? Five years later, what do we know and what don’t we know? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Learning to appreciate the city pigeon

Aug 11, 2014
Elizabeth Young

So what? I’m a little obsessed with pigeons. I’m not sure when it started exactly, but at some point I realized I couldn’t keep my eyes off of them.

I take photos of them whenever I get the chance: making patterns in the sky as they play in the wind; huddling on telephone lines; bathing in the dirty water that pools on the side of the road. I think it’s fascinating to see how they survive alongside us, in all of our filthy urban glory.