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May 16, 2013
Of interest to everyone, but especially to those who attended the West Coast spring retreat: FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California agency on Thursday unanimously adopted a broad, long-range plan to manage the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. After several hours of public comments and...Read more >
Apr 29, 2013
For those of you adaptation fans out there who couldn’t make it to Denver the first week of April, you missed out on an event that is getting rave reviews.Read more >
Apr 17, 2013
The “Delta” covers 738,000 acres in a maze of islands, rivers and sloughs at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, and several tributaries. The 58 islands are framed by 1,000 miles of rivers and sloughs and the Delta receives its water from over 40% of the state...Read more >
Apr 17, 2013
1999 Switzer Fellow Erika Zavaleta strives to bridge ecological theory and research to sound conservation and management practice in her work and personal life. Between 2008 and 2010, she and husband Bernie Tershy worked with Anni Tilt of Berkeley-based Arkin Tilt Architects and Santa Cruz builder...Read more >
Apr 8, 2013
Competition for ocean resources continues to expand, with wind and tidal energy, aquaculture, fishing, recreational boating, utility construction, mining and conservation of ecosystem services the subject of increasing controversy in New England and nationally. While there is growing interest in...Read more >
Mar 13, 2013
Thanks to a Switzer Foundation Professional Development Grant , I had the opportunity in January to attend the 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment , titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness and Resilience.” The conference brought together...Read more >
Feb 27, 2013
The process of designing and building our house made me aware, maybe more than anything, of how closely tied the comfort of a structure is to the same energy design elements that make it efficient.Read more >
Feb 19, 2013
Thirty-five thousand Americans marched around the White House in biting winds and cold sunlight on Sunday in the largest demonstration for climate action in history.Read more >
Feb 6, 2013
A colleague of mine is designing a leadership training program for women leaders in the non profit sector. What advice would you give her when designing such a program? What leadership challenges do women in non-profits face? What aspects of leadership are different in the nonprofit sector from...Read more >
Jan 7, 2013
The Switzer Foundation's Board of Trustees awarded Leadership Grants to three organizations working with Switzer Fellows on critical environmental issues. Read more on our Current Grants page!Read more >


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