ECOSYSTEM

USFS

Research Ecologist Bill Zielinski celebrates the mountain beaver. This little known mammal is an important part of ecosystem health.

Mike Baird

On this segment of Sound Ecology, Ornithologist Mark Colwell features one of our dynamic coastal residents, the western snowy plover.


Marine Protected Areas conserve the diversity and abundance of marine life, the habitats they depend on and the integrity of marine ecosystems. California's remarkable MPA system protects the productivity, wildness and beauty of our coast and ocean. 

This segment of Sound Ecology highlights regional marine conservation.