Jane Braxton Little

Articles by Jane Braxton Little

Inland Lakes Keep California’s Grebes Afloat—Until Waters Get Too Low
May 10, 2019 — Last summer ended in calamity for a nesting colony at PG&E's Lake Almanor. Now an Audubon chapter is fighting back to ensure that birds and locals get all the hydration they need.
With Legal Pot, California Faces a Barrage of New (and Old) Environmental Problems
June 19, 2018 — Cleaning up poisons killing Northern Spotted Owls is just one challenge the state faces. A conservation fund built from cannabis taxes could help.
From Toxic Dustbowl to Vital Bird Sanctuary
May 18, 2018 — Can the lessons learned from restoring California's Owens Lake help save other saline lakes?
Can Restored Meadows Fight Climate Change? California Seeks to Find Out
July 19, 2017 — California's cap-and-trade extension, passed by lawmakers this week, ensures continued study of whether Sierra Nevada meadow restoration can capture carbon pollution and help birds at once.
Proposed Oyster Farm Expansions Would Harm California's Humboldt Bay
May 12, 2017 — Home to a diversity of wildlife and half of the state's eelgrass beds, Humboldt is a vital stopover site for migratory birds.
Amidst California Drought, Coyotes Creep Closer to Mono Lake’s Gull Colonies
December 07, 2016 — An electric fence might provide a quick fix, but what the lake really needs is water.
Want to Save the Spotted Owl? Stop Trying So Hard
January 11, 2016 — New research shows that the California Spotted Owl may actually benefit from the forest fires the land managers have spent years avoiding.
How to Keep Birds Out of the Outhouse
August 31, 2015 — Open pipes kill thousands of birds out West every year.
Can We Learn to Handle the Heat of Forest Fires?
August 28, 2015 — With climate change turning up the temperature and the state in a four-year drought, wildfires are scorching California like never before. In the “nuke zone” scientists are looking for clues to how forests cope.
Dust Up
December 10, 2014 — As Los Angeles officials reconsider how to settle the Owens Lake dust, conservationists are concerned about how wildlife might fare.