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The Big Chico Creek portion behind the OConnell Technology Center runs dry.   Photo taken on Sept. 15, 2021

Campus creek goes dry

Melvin Bui and Alex Martin // September 21, 2021

The section of Big Chico Creek that runs through Chico State campus, once home to a variety of wildlife, has gone bone dry. Sandrine Matiasek, a Chico State assistant professor of Geological and Environmental...

Dr. Don Hankins answers a question from an audience member following his presentation at Chico Creek Nature Center on Thursday night. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Chico State Professor discusses wildfire

Brian Luong // December 7, 2018

Chico Creek Nature Center was filled to capacity on Thursday night during "The Fire Next Time," a presentation in collaboration with Chico State’s Big Chico Creek Ecological Preserves. The presentation...

The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation has seven wild tigers of various types, including Savara, a Siberian tiger. Photo credit: George Johnston

Kirshner Wildlife Foundation rescues exotic animals in need of care

Nick Bragg // May 12, 2015

With more than 100 exotic animals from 57 different species, the Kirshner Wildlife Foundation unites Chico with animals from around the world. Running strictly off donations and volunteer work from...

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