Thursday, November 06, 2014

Watershed Sculpture

Daniel and Mary are the artists we are talking to about our restoration project's fish barriers. Here's a look at some of their work in Nevada.

Watch video here

Saturday, October 04, 2014

The Kokanee are spawning!

Despite the low water year, you can see these fascinating fish schooling this week at Taylor Creek on Lake Tahoe, or probably in Sagehen Creek, though Stampede Reservoir is so low that you'll have to walk a long way downstream.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Enhancing the Value and Sustainability of Field Stations and Marine Laboratories in the 21st Century

The National Academy of Sciences has produced a new report on "Enhancing the Value and Sustainability of Field Stations and Marine Laboratories in the 21st Century".

Our friend Mark Stromberg, former Director of the UC Berkeley Hastings Reserve, was a member of the committee that produced this report. Many of the report's ideas came from the recent OBFS document, Field Stations and Marine Laboratories of the Future: A Strategic Vision, but Mark tells us that Sagehen's programs and entrepreneurial approach were very influential, as well.

The NAS report emphasizes the need for field stations to continue to provide opportunities for engagement, citizen science, and other public service activities, as well as increased networking and cyber-infrastructure.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Invisible Barn Kickstarter video

Invisible Barn is an artwork designed by New York firm stpmj. We are planning to build it at Sagehen in Spring, 2015. Why?

More info about Invisible Barn here.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

California Naturalist wildlife sightings

The Sagehen California Naturalist courses have had some fantastic wildlife sightings this week!

While doing iNaturalist training, Kaitlin saw and photographed a family of Long-tailed weasels. It's rare to see these guys. More photos on iNaturalist.

Then the class caught a bear on Mike's camera trap during the Wildlife Field Session.

But wait, there's more! Black-backed woodpeckers are nesting right in the station. That's a big life-list sighting for birders.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wolverine update!

An update on the Sagehen Wolverine. Here's a video from the SPI wildlife biologist who tracks him in the Tahoe National Forest.

You can also read the recent article in Discover Magazine.