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Snowy Plovers returning to restored Humboldt Bay South Spit habitat

Snowy Plovers returning to restored Humboldt Bay South Spit habitat

Bureau of Land Management ARCATA – For nearly two decades, Bureau of Land Management staff in Arcata have been grooming beach habitat to encourage nesting by western snowy plovers, small shorebirds that are listed as a threatened species. For much of that time, BLM staffers were disappointed when the birds ignored the new nesting areas.

Snowy Plover stages slender comeback

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA – The Redwood Coast population of snowy plovers has been growing since 2010, but it remains less than optimal because of constant predation, mainly by ravens. The local population in the tri-county region – Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino – reached 72 breeding adults this past summer from a

BLM Doing Control Burns On Lacks Creek, South Spit

Bureau of Land Management to Begin Prescribed Burning on Public Lands The Bureau of Land Management this fall will conduct prescribed burns on public lands managed by the Arcata Field Office in Humboldt and Mendocino counties.  The burns are designed to improve wildlife habitat, restore oak woodlands and improve forest health.  At the Lacks Creek

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