Happy Halloween! Here’s your Wednesday nature news digest:
- San Francisco chose to dam Hetch Hetchy because of its “perfect bathtub shape,” and other interesting facts in time for Measure F. [The Legal Planet]
- Tahoe launches first attempt in world to smother invasive Asian clams with rubber mats to save the lake. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- The National Marine Fisheries Service has listed the Pajaro River watershed in Watsonville as a “priority” system for recovery of steelhead trout. [San Jose Mercury News]
- Lucasfilm’s sale to Disney throws open the question of what’s happening to the Grady Ranch property in Marin. [Marin Independent Journal]
- “We thought we were committing a crime against nature, bringing a tree into this alley.” How the Tenderloin National Forest in San Francisco came to be. [Treehugger]
- Why doesn’t the West Coast have hurricanes? They form in the Pacific but the water isn’t warm enough to sustain them to landfall. [Huffington Post]
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