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Native Plant Nurseries Get Ahead of Dangerous Pathogens

Perhaps the biggest contribution to the fight against phytophthora has been a call to action in the restoration nursery trade.

Phytophthora
New Strains Breaking the Mold

Phytophthoras, Greek for “plant destroyers,” certainly live up to the name. Once introduced to a location, they can spread undetected in the soil or in water and wreak havoc on crops, nursery stock, and natural ecosystems.

Tomales Bay Revival
The Ripple Effects of Restoration

When the “heart of the estuary” was restored in 2008, scientists expected to see wildlife return. But Tomales Bay’s remarkable renewal in just seven years has exceeded expectations.

To Save a Park in San Francisco’s Bayview, Advocates Turn to Citizen Science “With a Mission”

Development could wipe out one of the Bayview’s few open space areas. Nature in the City hopes knowing more about what lives there can stop the construction.

Letter: Sheila Barry Responds to George Wuerthner

Santa Clara County livestock advisor Sheila Barry on why livestock grazing is valued for conservation.

Two Years in Photos: From “Scorched Earth” to “It’s a Jungle” on Mount Diablo

Spring has brought new plants, and new cover, to the fire recovery zone on Mount Diablo.

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July-September 2015

Table of Contents

Coming Soon...

RIDE ON THE WILD SIDE
Exploring the East Bay Parks by Mountain Bike

by Greg Fisher

WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS
Historic Drought and Atmospheric Rivers

by Les Rowntree

ROCKING OUT AT KEHOE BEACH
A Trip Through Time on the Pacific Plate

by Doris Sloan

Signs of the Season
THE LOST BIRDS OF POINT REYES

by Carolyn Longstreth

Interview
WATCHING THE WEATHER WITH DANIEL SWAIN

by Eric Simons