Dual Pane Window Retrofit – 1999

Point Reyes Bird Observatory and the US Fish and Wildlife Service aim to have the buildings on the Farallon Islands as self sufficient as possible. There are two buildings in use; one houses the resident scientists, and the other is used as office and laboratory space. Both are old and, prior to these improvements, not energy-efficient. FIF made a grant … Read More

Island Inventory – 1999

The island inventory is the largest project with which the Farallon Islands Foundation has been involved to date. FIF Chairman Dick Spight spearheaded this multi-year effort to photograph the north, east, south and west sides of all 243 salt water islands from Canada to Mexico. It took 7 years, thousands of photographs, nearly 5,000 nautical miles on the Oceanographic Research … Read More

Farallon Islands Boardwalk Replacement – 1999

Boardwalk replacement on the Farallon Islands, 2000.

  The Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge boardwalk project was developed to protect burrow-nesting seabirds (Cassin’s and Rhinoceros Auklets, in particular). These birds, as well as Tufted Puffins, Pigeon Guillemots and Ashy Storm-Petrels lay their eggs and seek shelter in crevices, as well as burrows that they excavate in the soil. Burrows in the loose soil of the marine terrace … Read More