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Posted inCalifornia

Smoke from wildfires has cooling effect on water temperatures

ALBANY, Calif. October 10, 2018 – Smoke generated by wildfires can cool river and stream water temperatures by reducing solar radiation and cooling air temperatures, according to a new study in California’s Klamath River Basin. “Wildfire Smoke Cools Summer River and Stream Water Temperatures,” published recently online in the journal Water Resources Research, suggests that […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Study: Supporting owls compatible with managing forests for fire, drought

ALBANY, California October 5, 2017 – In what is believed to be the largest spotted owl study in terms of area analyzed, remote sensing technology is providing a more precise look at habitat preferences for the sensitive species with implications for greater flexibility in forest management. “For the last 25 years, forests in the western […]

Posted inRegional

Small variations in breeding pools make for big differences in Yosemite toad use

ALBANY, CA, June 20, 2017 – The Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus) is a rare species found exclusively in California’s Sierra Nevada. While its range encompasses hundreds of miles, spanning five national forests and two national parks, the livelihood and future survival of this federally threatened species may come down to mere centimeters. According to research […]