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Report: Mt. Tam Overall Health Stable, Fish Populations 'Dangerously Small'

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Cataract Falls on Mt. Tamalpais. (Photo: Richard Wood/Wikimedia)

A first of its kind study of the ecological health of Mt. Tamalpais finds that while birds are thriving, Coho salmon, steelhead trout and some frog species are struggling. We’ll discuss the study, which also looked at the the impact of sudden oak death, invasive species, fires and floods. And we’ll hear what can and should be done to preserve and maintain this favorite destination for Bay Area bikers and hikers.

More Information:
Mt. Tam Health Report Yields Hope — And a Warning (KQED Science)

Measuring the Health of a Mountain

Guests:

Sharon Farrell, vice president of Stewardship and Conservation, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Eric Ettlinger, aquatic ecologist, Marin Municipal Water District

Janet Klein, natural resources program manager, Marin Municipal Water District

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