Seven volunteers collected six buckets of trash and debris at the WPA this morning. Five Snowy Plovers were observed, four unbanded and one banded, OW:BB ambzlat
Habitat Maintenance reminder When: Monday, 08 February 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Where: Crissy WPA. Meet in front ofSFSnowyPlovers@yahoogroups.com
storms bring junk and Monday brings a beach clean up TOMORROW at Ocean Beach. Go help the snowys if you can! Scroll down for info. --Corny 415-474-5283 Hcornelia_foster
Discussion topics here include monitoring of Snowy Plovers & other shorebirds, habitat maintenance, public outreach & education, volunteer opportunities, and all related topics pertaining to the local aspects of the range-wide recovery of the Snowy Plover.
Background – Once quite common from Washington to Baja, the population of Snowy Plovers has been greatly reduced, primarily as a result of habitat degradation due to coastal development and increased human recreational use. As California’s human population increased along coastal areas, biologists recognized that the Snowy Plover population was declining dramatically. Listed as threatened in 1993, the Pacific coast population is now protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act. With cooperative efforts at federal, state and local levels, it is hoped that this inhabitant of the beach-dune ecosystem can be stabilized and fully recovered by 2047.
In San Francisco, Snowy Plovers live at Ocean Beach and Crissy Field, both areas within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, managed by the National Park Service.
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