The Oakland Museum of California is opening a new exhibit  “A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir’s Journey.” Jean Krejca is being honored Saturday August 6, 2011 as a modern day Muir!  The exhibit honors John Muir for his contribution to environmental stewardship and highlights those who have followed in his footsteps. This award is being bestowed for her work as an environmental steward in California. From her research at Yosemite National Park, a new species of troglobitic pseudoscorpion was discovered. Check out the video below!

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Dr. Krejca exits a talus cave in Yosemite National Park
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Troglobitic pseudoscorpion discovered by Dr. Krejca
 
 
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service has published draft approval of the Hays County Habitat Conservation Plan, with permit issuance anticipated soon. With an HCP in place, development activities in the county may proceed by participating in the HCP, without the need for individual permits. Zara Environmental is a member of the consultant team that has been working since 2006 to develop the county’s plan which will remain in effect for 30 years. The HCP will help protect endangered species habitat while streamlining development projects int he county.  For more info on the plan visit www.hayscountyhcp.com. Here is the article from the Federal Register