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Sep 21, 2017
In this study, Switzer Fellows Evan Hansen and Lara Cushing explored whether gas production has become more prevalent near where people live, work, and play, increasing the potential for human exposure to contaminants associated with drilling and natural gas extraction.Read more >
Sep 12, 2017
Fellow Heather Hulton Van Tassel and Audubon South Carolina teamed up under this Switzer Leadership Grant to develop programs to build bird-friendly communities, and to advance climate-resilient initiatives in South Carolina that focus on native plants, community outreach and education, and community-based conservation activities.Read more >
Jun 2, 2017
California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) received two years of Switzer Leadership Grant support to launch a new staff position for Ildi Carlisle-Cummins as Director of the Cal Ag Roots program. Cal Ag Roots, created by Ildi, aims to put historical roots under current California food and farming movements by telling the stories of California's agricultural development in innovative, useful, and relevant ways.Read more >
Feb 15, 2017
In the southern Pacific Ocean, off south-central Chile, is a wind-swept island with a mountain blanketed in old-growth forest. This mountain is inhabited by 70% of the world’s Pink-footed Shearwaters, a globally threatened seabird related to albatrosses. The island is called Isla Mocha (...Read more >
Nov 9, 2016
The North American Community Environmental Leadership Exchange (NACELE), held October 14-17, 2013, convened Indigenous environmental practitioners from around North America in the Capay Valley, about 90 minutes from Berkeley, California. Thirty indigenous environmental leaders participated: tribal...Read more >
Nov 8, 2016
More than ever, we are living in a data-driven world, where stories are enlightening but data drives the bottom line. Funders, policy makers, regulators, resource managers, and other decision makers rely on data to guide strategy. This Network Innovation planning grant enabled Fellows Nicole Ardoin...Read more >
Oct 27, 2016
Dr. Tracey Osborne, partnering with Amazon Watch on the Climate Alliance Mapping Project, built a platform that factually and compellingly demonstrates the geographic footprint of Amazonian oil reserves and the human and natural resources its extraction threatens. Specific outcomes of this Switzer...Read more >
Mar 3, 2016
A Leadership Grant allowed Fellow Amber Pairis to create the Climate Science Alliance in San Diego over the past year. It now serves as an umbrella for bringing people together to leverage programs, projects, resources, and expertise to do something bigger than they could each do alone.Read more >
Feb 10, 2016
Have you ever wondered how wetlands provide services to you and your community? If not, you are not alone. However, there are examples all across the country of ways that wetlands and the state programs that protect them are providing significant benefits to you. Wetlands are known as natural...Read more >
Nov 25, 2015
Brenda Zollitsch recently completed her report, Status and Trends Report on State Wetland Programs in the United States , which provides a comprehensive look at how states are approaching each of the four core elements for state wetland programs, including state summary documents, comparative data...Read more >

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