wildlife http://kvpr.org en Along The Pacific Flyway, California's Drought Raises Concerns For Wildlife http://kvpr.org/post/along-pacific-flyway-californias-drought-raises-concerns-wildlife <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The area around Los </span>Banos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> isn't just a stopover for valley travelers along Highway 152 who are headed for the Central Coast. It's also a vital rest stop for millions of birds from across North America on the Pacific Flyway.</span></p><p>Ric Ortega: "If you come out here, you really don't see it all off of any of the major highways. But here we have something that definitely at least from an ecological perspective is equivalent to Yosemite Valley."</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:05:45 +0000 Joe Moore 29731 at http://kvpr.org Along The Pacific Flyway, California's Drought Raises Concerns For Wildlife California's Top Wildlife Official Replaced After Cougar Killing http://kvpr.org/post/californias-top-wildlife-official-replaced-after-cougar-killing <p>California&rsquo;s top wildlife official lost that job today seven months after he shot a mountain lion in Idaho. As KPCC&rsquo;s Julie Small reports, the state Fish and Game Commission voted him out of office.</p><p>It wasn&rsquo;t illegal for commission president Dan Richards to kill the cougar, or to pose with his prey for a photograph that later circulated online.</p><p>California banned mountain lion hunts decades ago - but Idaho and many other states allow them.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 01:53:06 +0000 Julie Small 1883 at http://kvpr.org