Web Sites and Links
1997 Northern California FloodsComprehensive northern California flood-related information and annotated website links, especially for the floods of January 1997.
A list of native ecosystem references.A select list of references.
Air Resources BoardPart of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Includes calendar, workshops, programs, laws and regulations.
Bolsa Chica Land TrustEducational tour and interactive site with photos and sounds of birds, wildlife, and landscapes.
Books by David CarleDrowning the Dream, California's Water Choices at the Millennium - an environmental history of the state, focusing on water, population, and environmental change. Mono Lake Viewpoint - essays about an inland sea.
CalFloraDatabase containing summary geographic and ecological distribution information for over 8000 California vascular plant taxa, as well as additional habitat information for rare species of the Sierra Nevada.
California Artificial Reef EnhancementPromotes awareness, understanding, preservation and enhancement of artificial reef ecosystems in offshore California waters through public education and scientific research.
California Botanical SocietySystematics, ecology, evolution, and natural history of the plants of California and adjacent western North America. Publisher of the journal Madroño.
California Chapter of the Society for Ecological RestorationRegional chapter of non-profit international professional membership organization for people researching, practicing, or interested in this field.
California Coastal ConservancyState agency established in 1976 to purchase, protect, restore, and enhance California's coastal resources. Includes online edition of California Coast and Ocean magazine.
California Coastal CoalitionCommitted to restoring California's coast through sand replenishment, increasing the flow of natural sediment, wetlands recovery and improved water quality.
California Council for Wildlife RehabilitatorsProvides an avenue for networking among California wildlife rehabilitators and regulatory agencies through seminars and conferences with the focus of improving the quality of care for wildlife.
California CUPA ForumAn association of agencies coordinating the consistent implementation of hazardous materials regulatory programs in the state of California.
California Department of Forestry and Fire ProtectionIncludes information on fire safety, the state fire plan, and resource management programs.
California Ducks UnlimitedConserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. Includes calendar, regions and events page, news, photos, membership application and contact information.
California Exotic Pest Plant CouncilDedicated to finding solutions to problems caused by non-native pest plant invasions of the state's natural areas.
California Native Plant SocietyNon-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of California native plants through scientific activities, education, and conservation.
California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)Facts, photos and videos of the California Sea Lion.
California Underground: Our Caves and Subterranean HabitatsEducational materials and photographic tours on the formation and occurrence of different types of caves, cave biology, and cave conservation. From the Oakland Museum of California.
California Urban Forests CouncilVigorously advocates for a holistic, ecosystem approach to the practice of urban forestry, especially when influencing public policy and decision makers. Offers a newsletter, forest professional certification, publications, and general informational materials.
California WildflowersLook-up photos and descriptions of California wildflowers by color, common name, Latin name or family.
California Wild Heritage CampaignProtecting California's last remaining public wilderness and wild rivers
California Wildlife Rescue & RehabilitationA nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick, injured, or orphaned native wildlife. Based in Malibu and serving western Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
California's Coastal GeographyDiscussions of the landforms and other geographic features of the state's coast, coastal mountains, and offshore areas.
California's WildlifeBiological information on the more than 600 amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles regularly found in California.
CERES: California Environmental Resources Evaluation SystemCERES is an information system developed by the California Resources Agency to facilitate access to a variety of environmental data.
Climate Change in CaliforniaUnion of Concerned Scientists fact sheets on the potential effects of global climate change on the state's bioregions and water resources.
Cosumnes River Task ForceWorks to encourage restoration of watershed health and improve flood management.
Division of Safety of DamsContains information about dams in the state, with technical references, statutes and regulations.
Environment CaliforniaCALPIRG's environmental action program. Contains news and facts about clean air, toxic pollution, safe drinking water, coastal protection and healthy schools. Information about legislation and how to donate money.
Faultline MagazineEnvironmental news, stories and information for Californians. Includes excerpts from the writing of Gerald Haslam.
Freeing a Hydroelectric Giant, California Frets About ControlNY Times analysis of constraints on hydroelectric generation in the state. [Subscription required - free.]
Friends of The RiverState-wide river Californian conservation group. Provides public education, activist training and organizing, and expert advocacy to influence public policy decisions on land, water, and energy management issues. Site includes journals and reports and latest campaign news.
Garrapata Creek Watershed CouncilWorks to improve the health of the Garrapata Creek watershed through community involvement, teamwork, and education. News, photos, and calendar of events.
GIS Data for Northern CaliforniaLinks to sites with geographic information systems (GIS) data, including many kinds of maps, climate data and GPS data.
GoldenStateImages - Marine Fish of CaliforniaPhotography of marine fish species found along the California coast including garibaldi, molas, blue shark, dorado, baracuda, rays and more
Groundwater Resources Association of CaliforniaNonprofit organization for the protection, preservation, improvement of California ground water against pollution. Site has information about the organization and its activities, job announcements, and related material.
Information Center for the EnvironmentA cooperative effort of environmental scientists at the University of California, Davis and collaborators at over thirty private, state, federal, and international organizations interested in environmental protection.
Klamath-Salmon Natural History LibraryA portal for information about natural and cultural resources in the Klamath River region of Northern California. Provides research services, regional links, and many full text documents.
North Coast Water NetworkProvides news from a network of environmental and social justice groups in the north coast region of California focused on issues related to fresh water.
Oasis Botanical SanctuaryA environmental organization dedicated to the "Restoration of Ecolibrium" through the preservation of endangered and threatened plants. A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.
OikonosEcosystem knowledge center based in Bolinas, aiming to increase environmental awareness through science, art, education, and applied conservation. Overview of projects and staff.
Our Poisoned BayDespite end to direct piping of sewage, pollution worse now than 30 years ago according to article from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Planning and Conservation LeagueSeeks to protect the California environment through state legislation, the admnistrative process, and through statewide ballot measures.
Redwood Coast Watersheds AllianceAn alliance of citizen organizations on ridges, valleys and waterways of the Mendocino Coast.
Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceWorking with others to conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats in California's Central Valley, Sierra Nevada, and San Francisco Bay areas.
San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancypromotes the preservation of land and/or buildings for historic, educational, ecological, recreational, scenic, or open space opportunities.
Seal ExperienceComprehensive site about the northern elephant seal. Subjects include: mating, diet, predators, birthing, and diving. Descriptions of and directions to rookeries along the California coast.
Sequoia Riverlands TrustTo protect natural, scenic, agricultural, and historic lands of the southern Sierra Foothills and Tulare Valley through stewardship, restoration and education.
SmogTips.comConsumer guide helps California car owners manage the smog-check process, provides tips, evaluations and support, information on state Assistance programs, and a smog station locator.
SoCal Sky LightsGuide to observating rocket launches, satellite and space shuttle overflights, meteor showers, etc. for Southern California.
Southern California Association of Publicly Owned Treatment WorksA non-profit corporation organized to represent the interests of publicly owned treatment works in southern california
Sudden Oak DeathCreated by the University of California's Sudden Oak Death Research Team, this site addresses the increasing number of oak trees in California that are dying from the fungal disease Phytophthora, and the effects the infestation is having on forest ecology.
The Marine Animals of Monterey BayFeatures, characteristics, and local habitat of fish, octopus, squid, seals, sea otters, and whales of the Monterey Bay region in California.
The NorthWest Petaluma Rural AllianceFocus on pollution of Marin Creek by Petaluma Mushroom Farm.
The Plight of California's Reef FishInformation, links and documents about the decline of and management plans for California nearshore reef fish, also known as shallow water rockfish, inhabitants of the kelp forest.
The Watershed NurseryProvides plants native to the San Francisco Bay/Delta watershed, for habitat restoration projects. Contract growing and collection of site-specific gene-stock, also available.
Thimmakka's Resources for Environmental EducationAn environmental group that educates the south Asian community in the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles areas. Includes lists of farmers markets, organic food stores and information about biodiversity dinner series.
University of California National Reserve SystemNewsletter, history, journal, and system map.
University of California Industry-University Cooperative Research ProgramThe University of California's Industry-University Cooperative Research Program provides matching grants for research in biotechnology, digital media, communications, microelectonics, information technology, semiconductor manufacturing, and other fields.
Use Water Wisely.comA water education site for kids and teachers provided by the Water Education Water Awareness Committee.