The Dirt: Recent News & Articles
Jun 5 2020
The Stanford Conservation Program hosted a panel on June 2, 2020 called "COVID-19 and the Environment: An Exploration of Connections Between Social and Environmental Systems," a discussion featuring leaders in environmental health, economics, climate science, and environmental justice. Our...
Oct 5 2019
Ecologists Rich Seymour and Mike Westphal wade
upstream beneath a dense swath of poison oak
to search for frogs.
Late August twilights have an air of ritual in the hills surrounding Stanford. Light fades away over a quiet campus; raccoons, possums, and other furry quadrupeds perk up; and Richard...
May 21 2019
Join Stanford’s Conservation Program for a beautiful morning of removing invasive mustard and thistle in one of our important conservation areas just off the Dish Hiking Trail from 9:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday, June 1st! This is an open call, so whether you can help for an hour or the whole...
Apr 15 2019
Photos clockwise from left: Julia getting ready to weigh a California tiger salamander (K. Preston); a California tiger salamander waiting to be processed (E. Adelsheim), Narrow-leaved mules ears (E. Adelsheim)
By Julia C. Lee
My first day with the Conservation Program was actually as a volunteer...
Apr 12 2019
A California red-legged frog egg mass observed in the field. (J. Holback)
By Johannah Farner
In the first weeks of spring, California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii) emerge from subterranean refugia to warm their cold blood in the sun and lay eggs in deep, still pools of water with plenty of...