With San Francisco’s Mountain Lake once again clean enough to support native species, its managers are reintroducing the basic building blocks of a healthy ecosystem.
When hundreds of surf scoters and other ducks wintering on San Francisco Bay were found coated with a baffling “mystery goo” a few weeks ago, San Francisco Baykeeper was one of the first organizations on the scene.
Ecologists hope that by reviving a rare dune ecosystem, the public will come to appreciate it as much as the forest.
Table of Contents
A Voice for Native Plants Turns 50 by Alison Hawkes
Bay Buffet: The Spawn of the Pacific Herring by Eric Simons
Nowhere to Go But Up by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto
From the Bottom Up at Mountain Lake by Dhyana Levey