The Nature Conservancy looks back on 2010 as “a year of great accomplishments, as we focused our efforts in areas where we could have the greatest impact,” especially in California:
- Through an extraordinary partnership, we protected Independence Lake, one of only two lakes in the world with a native population of the threatened lake Lahontan cutthroat trout and a vital source of drinking water for the people of Reno and Sparks, Nevada.
- While monitoring mountain lion movement with our research partners we learned that one lion traveled nearly 200 miles from areas we protected east of San Diego to deep into Mexico, providing us with a map for creating cross-border wildlife corridors.
- Along California’s Central Coast, we have launched a first-of-its-kind fishery-wide scientific study that will provide new insight into how we can have locally caught fish for our dinner tables, healthy fish populations and a thriving fishing community.
- And in California’s Great Central Valley, we are working with farmers to develop practices that benefit their farming operations while creating critical habitat for migratory birds.