Wildlife News
The True Nature of American Badger Presented in Occidental

On a sunny Saturday morning, March 28, 2015, Bodega Land Trust hosted a presentation by naturalist Susan Kirks in the land trust's Walks and Talks Series. Susan shared with the audience The True Nature of American Badger, discussing her to-date 15 years of experience observing and studying American badger in its natural habitat and documenting species sightings and habitat locations in Sonoma and Marin Counties, as well as the San Francisco Bay Area. Susan shared information about the badger's life cycle, seasonal behaviors, cultural myths, and important information for preserving habitat and wildlife movement areas. The Occidental area is significant for both active habitat and connectivity from Sonoma's coastal area to inland grassland areas. We were very impressed with audience participation, questions and experiences shared. PLAN appreciates our relationship with the Bodega Land Trust, an all volunteer 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the highest standards of conservation and natural resource appreciation and protection.

State of the Badger – 2014

The 2014 report on American Badger in Sonoma and Marin Counties and the San Francisco Bay Area is available.  Click here to access the report.


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John Muir - naturalist, explorer, and writer