Perhaps the biggest contribution to the fight against phytophthora has been a call to action in the restoration nursery trade.
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.
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.
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.
Santa Clara County livestock advisor Sheila Barry on why livestock grazing is valued for conservation.
Spring has brought new plants, and new cover, to the fire recovery zone on Mount Diablo.
Table of Contents
TOMALES BAY REVIVAL
The Ripple Effects of Restoration
by John Kelly and Jules Evens
New Strains Breaking the Mold
by Alison Hawkes
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
WATCHING THE WEATHER WITH DANIEL SWAIN
by Eric Simons
Bay Nature In-Depth:
- A Landscape Shaped By Fear
- Stalking the Elusive, Scientists Carry On Bowerman's Mount Diablo Legacy
- Wild Pigs, Increasing in Numbers on Mount Diablo, Expand Into New Turf