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Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary draws officials' support 02:20

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary draws officials' support

A walk with nature at Oso Flaco Lake 01:42

A walk with nature at Oso Flaco Lake

Soar over scenic Eagle Ranch near Atascadero 01:52

Soar over scenic Eagle Ranch near Atascadero

High surf hits Morro Bay harbor 00:44

High surf hits Morro Bay harbor

Why steelhead trout in Whale Rock Reservoir are struggling, and how they are getting help 01:55

Why steelhead trout in Whale Rock Reservoir are struggling, and how they are getting help

Sea lion pup rescued at Cambria park 01:32

Sea lion pup rescued at Cambria park

How to harvest rain for your yard 02:18

How to harvest rain for your yard

Behind the trails at Pismo Preserve 02:36

Behind the trails at Pismo Preserve

California Coastal Commission hearing draws hundreds to Morro Bay 01:48

California Coastal Commission hearing draws hundreds to Morro Bay

Counting bald eagles at Lake Tahoe 02:22

Counting bald eagles at Lake Tahoe

Sleepy baby otters cuddle with parents in Morro Bay 01:11

Sleepy baby otters cuddle with parents in Morro Bay

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Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes wildlife refuge may close due to budget cuts

New conservation plan will decide management of the 2,553-acre refuge for the next 15 years

Remote refuge is home to high concentrations of rare and endangered plant and wildlife species

Closure of the refuge is being considered due to dwindling federal wildlife management budgets

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Lawsuit to limit Nipomo groundwater pumping tentatively denied

A Santa Clara court has tentatively denied a lawsuit from several South County cities claiming water providers in Nipomo are not complying with an almost decade-old stipulation and judgment to restrict groundwater pumping in the Santa Maria groundwater basin, though final judgment is still pending a hearing in May.

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How to harvest rain for your yard

You can save rain to use later to recharge soil moisture, cut down on outside water use and create lasting savings on irrigation. Which of the methods you use depends on space and how much money you want to spend on the project. Here are some tips to harvest the rain for your yard.

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Behind the trails at Pismo Preserve

Greg Bettencourt of Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers gives a behind-the-scenes look at the trail system for the 900-acre Pismo Preserve in Pismo Beach. The preserve will open to the public in fall 2016.

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Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary draws officials' support 02:20

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary draws officials' support

A walk with nature at Oso Flaco Lake 01:42

A walk with nature at Oso Flaco Lake

Soar over scenic Eagle Ranch near Atascadero 01:52

Soar over scenic Eagle Ranch near Atascadero

High surf hits Morro Bay harbor 00:44

High surf hits Morro Bay harbor

Why steelhead trout in Whale Rock Reservoir are struggling, and how they are getting help 01:55

Why steelhead trout in Whale Rock Reservoir are struggling, and how they are getting help

Sea lion pup rescued at Cambria park 01:32

Sea lion pup rescued at Cambria park

How to harvest rain for your yard 02:18

How to harvest rain for your yard

Behind the trails at Pismo Preserve 02:36

Behind the trails at Pismo Preserve

California Coastal Commission hearing draws hundreds to Morro Bay 01:48

California Coastal Commission hearing draws hundreds to Morro Bay

Counting bald eagles at Lake Tahoe 02:22

Counting bald eagles at Lake Tahoe

Sleepy baby otters cuddle with parents in Morro Bay 01:11

Sleepy baby otters cuddle with parents in Morro Bay

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A look at the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes wildlife refuge

Take a look around the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge with Michael Brady from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge is home to several species of rare plants and animals.
Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com
A look at the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes wildlife refuge 01:25

A look at the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes wildlife refuge

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary draws officials' support 02:20

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary draws officials' support

A walk with nature at Oso Flaco Lake 01:42

A walk with nature at Oso Flaco Lake

Soar over scenic Eagle Ranch near Atascadero 01:52

Soar over scenic Eagle Ranch near Atascadero