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  • 7 Jul 2021 1:38 PM
    Message # 10735789
    Kim Rago (Administrator)

    How would you define Biodiversity and why is maintaining it important?

    Last modified: 7 Jul 2021 1:39 PM | Kim Rago (Administrator)
  • 1 Sep 2021 9:32 AM
    Reply # 10974697 on 10735789
    Jonny

    An idea I bring to the table from a Permaculture perspective: "It is not the number of diverse things in a design that leads to stability, it is the number of beneficial connections between these components." (Mollison, 1988). 

  • 11 Sep 2021 10:38 AM
    Reply # 11054070 on 10735789
    Karisa Bohon

    I think of it as the opposite of monocultures, those vast fields of all one crop, like corn or soy. Like the quote in Jonny's comment mentions, there are so many beneficial connections between different organisms--from plants, to animals, to pollinators and other insects, to microbes in the soil--that we don't understand them all. Many of the negative consequences of replacing a biodiverse tract of land with a monoculture may be unintended, but that doesn't make them any less devastating.

  • 20 Sep 2021 5:39 PM
    Reply # 11105209 on 10735789
    Kim Rago (Administrator)

    Hi.. I received the following correspondence and references from Rob LaPorte:

    Thank you again for the opportunity to lead the Bothin tour. It was a great group with lots of really good questions and interest in the marsh. If folks look like a deeper dive into the resiliency of Marin’s tidal marshes and the challenge with sea level rise, Peter Baye did a great talk recently and focused a lot on Bothin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQt_wJEUiRY. Please share with EFM folks. Also, if folks would like to continue to be engaged with the project at Bothin Marsh they can sign up for email announcements and also see the latest project updates at www.onetam.org/bothin.

     

    Thanks again!

    Rob LaPorte


  • 27 Sep 2021 3:25 PM
    Reply # 11125623 on 10735789
    Kim Rago (Administrator)

    Hi.  Friend and  Forum 2021 participant, Karisa Bohon, just shared this wonderful article with me. Great to see a school and students so involved to protect the salmon!

    Bay Area high school rescues 4,000 endangered salmon from the drought - https://www.sfchronicle.com/california/article/Bay-Area-high-school-rescues-4-000-endangered-16486539.php




  • 13 Oct 2021 9:21 AM
    Reply # 11452069 on 10735789

    A very good article that expands on the ideas from the September 9 webinar:

    https://theconversation.com/mexican-communities-manage-their-local-forests-generating-benefits-for-humans-trees-and-wildlife-165647


  • 22 Oct 2021 9:04 AM
    Reply # 11768154 on 10735789
    Karisa Bohon

    Some good news about Monarch butterflies!

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/climate/article/Monarch-butterflies-return-to-Pacific-Grove-And-16552435.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=briefing&utm_campaign=sfc_baybriefing_am&sid=614ffd3723e1686dde1c10ad


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