Wetland Regulations—Moving towards State Control

Recent news accounts on changes in the federal definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) have been matched with the California State Water Resources Control Board’s announcement that a new State Wetland Policy will be in effect starting on May 28, 2020.   These changes reflect the shifting dynamic in environmental regulation—at least temporarily—under the … Continue Reading »

SMHM Paper Published in The Journal of Wildlife Management

WRA’s Katie Smith, one of the leading authorities on the ecology of the salt marsh harvest mouse (SMHM), is lead author of the article “Waterfowl management and diet of the salt marsh harvest mouse” recently published in The Journal of Wildlife Management.   Although their diet is not well understood, SMHM is thought to feed primarily … Continue Reading »

WRA to present at the 2019 State of the Estuary Conference

WRA experts will take part in the 2019 State of the Estuary (SOE) Conference, hosted by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, October 21-22, 2019. See the full program here.  This year, WRA wildlife biologist Katie Smith will present “Mice in the Middle: The Special Case of Terrestrial Wildlife … Continue Reading »