February 12, 2015 by Beth Slatkin
Raptor expert Larry Broderick of Sonoma-based West County Hawk Watch has been enamored of birds of prey since childhood. We swooped in to chat with Larry about his favorite predators on the eve of this weekend's SF Bay Flyway Festival.
September 24, 2014 by Beth Slatkin
The editor of BOOM, a new quarterly journal about California, speaks with Bay Nature about his latest project.
May 14, 2014 by Beth Slatkin
Bay Nature on the Air -- nature shorts based on features from Bay Nature magazine -- has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award.
December 19, 2013 by Beth Slatkin
San Francisco filmmaker Judy Irving may be best known for her award-winning documentary The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, about ...
June 22, 2012 by Beth Slatkin
Jules Evens has lived next to the Point Reyes National Seashore for most of his four decades in the Bay Area. With the park's 50th anniversary at hand, Jules decided to honor this milestone by trekking every one of of the Seashore's 154 miles of trails on foot.
February 22, 2012 by Beth Slatkin
Inspired by a teaching stint with inner-city kids 20 years ago, English-born teacher Mandi Billinge founded an organization that gives thousands of Bay Area children their first hands-on experience with nature.
January 20, 2012 by Beth Slatkin
A seasoned climber, hiker, outdoorsman, and lifelong world traveler, Craig Anderson could have remained an "itinerant geographer and outdoor guide". Instead, he moved to Sonoma County fifteen years ago, signed up to work for a brand-new nonprofit called LandPaths, and stayed.
December 09, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
From whale-watching expeditions to wildflower forays to the annual Christmas Bird Count, naturalist David Wimpfheimer takes great pleasure in leading people on what he likes to call natural "treasure hunts."
October 28, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
Beth Huning's current position as Coordinator of the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture isn't her first role in the field of wetlands conservation, but it certainly is one that brings together her passion for birds, her commitment to environmental protection, and her ability to work well with people representing many different constituencies. That's essential when running a consortium of over 26 groups focused on San Francisco Bay's tidal wetlands. Just this month the Joint Venture celebrated its 15th anniversary.
September 15, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
Inspired by a childhood divided between urban Oakland and a Lake County working ranch, Rue Mapp founded Outdoor Afro, an online community and organization that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through outdoor recreational activities.
September 01, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
Bay Area native Sue Gardner says her work on stewardship programs combines her two passions: people and nature. For almost 20 years, she's been running innovative programs that get diverse groups of people out helping take care of the diverse habitats of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
August 18, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
If you want to know the best places to find mountain lion tracks, what type of flower blooms on a rock outcrop during a particular month, and what coyote scat looks like at different times of the year, ask the East Bay Regional Park District's Cat Taylor.
August 04, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
If you happen to be in El Cerrito and hear a frog calling, or catch sight of a large yellow butterfly flitting through your yard, it might be Jim McKissock's doing.
July 07, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
A self-described "bird evangelist," Alvaro Jaramillo loves to share his lifelong passion for birds both locally and on tours throughout the Americas. Born in Chile, Alvaro began birding in Toronto, where he lived as a youth. Asked why birds got his attention, Alvaro says, "They're easy to relate to -- you can see them, you can hear them sing. There's always a bird around!"
June 23, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
Jeff Miller is a man on a mission: He is dedicated to being an effective voice for endangered species and preserving the Northern California habitats they depend on for survival. He currently pursues this mission as founding director of the Alameda Creek Alliance and as a conservation advocate for the Center for Biological Diversity.
June 10, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
For a decade, San Francisco environmental attorney Brent Plater has been standing up for the rights of wildlife and wild places, first as Bay Area program director for the Center for Biological Diversity. Now, as head of the Wild Equity Institute (WEI) based in San Francisco, he continues to battle threats to endangered species and lands, as well as defending the people most impacted by these threats.
May 27, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
After 24 years as executive director and president of the Peninsula Open Space Trust, Audrey Rust will retire on June 30. During her tenure, she built the organization into one of the most respected and influential local land trusts in the nation while protecting over 53,000 acres of natural and agricultural landscapes in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
May 13, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
To locals who walk the Jewel Lake trail in Tilden Regional Park, East Bay native Phila Rogers is a familiar and beloved presence: She leads regular walks for Golden Gate Audubon to her favorite birding spots, and she's also one of the founding members of Save Strawberry Canyon. Here, Phila shares the influences that led to a life of birdwatching, nature writing, and activism.
April 29, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
Bettina Ring is Executive Director of the Bay Area Open Space Council, a group of 60 organizations dedicated to protecting and maintaining the Bay Area's network of open space lands, including its parks, trails and agricultural lands.