Not Your Average Pond

With the dog days of summer quickly approaching and temperatures rising across the state, our heavy winter rains might seem like a distant dream. Just as ephemeral Read More…

Out in the Open: The Horned Lark

Sometimes you might see a songbird where you least expect it. Unlike many bird species, the Horned Lark is most comfortable in open fields such as shortgrass Read More…

Journey of a Water Drop

Today is World Water Day, so we thought it was a fitting time to highlight the importance of water is to us all. The rivers we study Read More…

Rafting for Research

Earlier this year, our staff had the privilege of going back in time, leaving most technology and motorized vehicles behind on an adventure down the Upper Tuolumne Read More…

Sprucing up salmon habitat

If your Christmas tree has reached the end of its decorative purpose but hasn’t yet been pitched to the curb, consider this: your drooping holiday decoration could Read More…

Dog days of summer snorkel surveys

If you happen to come across this group of oddly dressed individuals floating face down in the river, don’t be alarmed. It’s just our annual summer abundance Read More…

What makes a wetland?

The word "wetland” applies to a variety of different habitats that encompass some combination of land and water. Although there are many definitions, in our work we Read More…