PRBO's work in California's Great Central Valley focuses on three broad habitat types – wetland, riparian (along streams and rivers), and agriculture. Agriculture, while not normally thought of as wildlife habitat, provides habitat for several species in the Central Valley.
Our Conservation Goal
PRBO's Goal in the Central Valley is to improve the persistence and ecological functioning of Central Valley ecosystems and bird populations. We use our expertise in science, conservation planning, informatics, and outreach to:
- Assess how natural and human created processes (e.g., land use, land management, climate change, succession, flooding, and ecological restoration) affect bird populations and habitats in the Central Valley.
- Strengthen conservation decision-making by conservation practitioners, land managers, and policy makers in the Central Valley.
- Expand awareness of bird conservation needs in the Central Valley.
Contact: Tom Gardali
Click on the links below to explore PRBO's work in the Central Valley