Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney is executive director of The Nature Conservancy in California.

Mike's Posts

Protecting What We’re Afraid Of

August 5th, 2013

Despite our fear of sharks we're beginning to respect these great predators and recognize how important they are to keeping oceans healthy. More

Growing Healthy Food on Healthy Farms

May 8th, 2012

The consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk. More

Rebuilding Fisheries: There’s an App for That

November 15th, 2011

Fishers off the coast of California are trying a new way to work together that is helping them all make money and ensure there will be fish to catch tomorrow. More

Salmon Flourish When Great Trees Fall

November 4th, 2011

The Coho salmon population in California has fallen 99% in 60 years. Traditional restoration methods are time-consuming and expensive, but a new idea is saving money and just may save the coho. More

California Bans Shark Fins; DC Should Too

October 16th, 2011

Mike Sweeney, the executive director of The Nature Conservancy in California, looks at a new law and finds what he thinks is an obvious next step. More

Reality (of Shark Finning) Bites

May 5th, 2011

73 million sharks are killed every year, largely to meet the rising demand for shark fin soup. Can California help reverse this catastrophic loss? More

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