Comments by Gary Deghi

Don’t let your dogs chase the birds on our beaches

October 27, 2009
I have worked in environmental consulting for over 30 years, and back in the 1980s I managed the preparation of the East Harbor Master Plan EIR for the San Mateo County Harbor District. The Master Plan included the construction of the boat launch ramp now enjoyed by many, and which impacted a small area of intertidal habitat and beach. Mitigation was provided for this by expanding the intertidal area and habitat for western snowy plovers (now a federally-listed threatened species) near the base of…

Letter: Amazing raptor display at Wavecrest now

September 18, 2007
Sequoia Audubon Society, the local Audubon chapter, has been publicizing the value of the Wavecrest area as a foraging habitat for wintering raptors for years. SAS considers the Wavecrest area to be the most important wintering raptor habitat in San Mateo County, both in terms of the numbers of birds and the variety of species. Wintering species include large numbers of red-tailed hawks, red-shouldered hawks, northern harriers, white-tailed kites, American kestrels and barn owls, and other species…