About Christine Sculati

Christine Sculati is a Bay Nature contributor and writes about state park closures and nature on her blog, christinesculati.com.

Website: http://christinesculati.com

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Threatened with closure, Anderson Marsh gains new lease on life

June 27, 2013 by Christine Sculati

Most rural California state parks have languished in obscurity, but Anderson Marsh has been buoyed by those who value its history.

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National Trust hopes to save slice of history at state park

February 07, 2013 by Christine Sculati

Ceramicist Marguerite Wildenhain left her legacy at Austin Creek State Recreation Area in Sonoma County. What happens when the interests of art history and state parks coincide?

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Under new management: China Camp volunteers take the helm

August 10, 2012 by Christine Sculati

After six months of fundraising, the nonprofit Friends of China Camp raised $250,000, enough money to take over operations of ...

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State parks win reprieve but face uncertain future

July 03, 2012 by Christine Sculati

This past week I received a flurry of excited emails from Robert Hanna, the great great grandson of John Muir, who has possessed a fierce determination to keep open every state park in California slated for closure. On Friday he celebrated victory at the State Capitol in Sacramento after learning that all but one of the 70 parks on the closure list will stay open.

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Faulty water system pulls Russian Gulch off closure list

June 14, 2012 by Christine Sculati

A mechanical breakdown could, oddly enough, be one of the reasons Russian Gulch State Park comes off the state parks closure list just before a July 1 shutdown.

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Despite promise of developer funds, Candlestick Point will close

April 25, 2012 by Christine Sculati

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area in southeast San Francisco is California's first urban state park, and offers city-dwellers a slice of nature along the Bay. State budget cuts landed it on the list of park closures, even though a massive redevelopment project next door promises to deliver $50 million to Candlestick.

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Invasive Weeds Awareness Week

July 01, 2006 by Christine Sculati

One of the challenges faced by rare native plants like the buckwheat is the spread of invasive nonnative plants. July ...

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Legacy of Karl Linn

July 01, 2006 by Christine Sculati

”Karl Linn spent his lifetime bringing people together in community, in an urban setting, in nature,” says Carole Bennett-Simmons, project ...

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Proposed Development Near Livermore

July 01, 2006 by Christine Sculati

The city of Livermore might be most famous for its national laboratory, but native plant enthusiasts and biodiversity advocates will ...

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Rediscovery of Mount Diablo Buckwheat

July 01, 2006 by Christine Sculati

It’s rare that a species gets taken off what seems an ever-growing list of extinctions, but that’s exactly what happened ...

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Tagging Marine Animals

July 01, 2006 by Christine Sculati

The tools scientists use to study pelagic marine life have come a long way. Now, with the use of advanced ...

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California Ocean Protection Act

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

In response to a landmark state ocean bill signed into law last year, top state agencies are taking aggressive steps ...

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Casino Proposal at Arrowhead Marsh

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

The 1,220-acre Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park, near the Oakland Airport, includes 72 acres of restored wetlands and ...

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Heron and Egret Atlas

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

The first-ever publication on trends, historical accounts, and locations of past and current Bay Area heron and egret breeding colonies, ...

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Monterey Bay Aquarium’s New Ocean’s Edge Exhibits

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

If you want to get acquainted with some local marine life, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s new Ocean’s Edge exhibits, ...

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Wallace Stegner Exhibit in Los Altos

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

In 1962, community activists on the Peninsula banded together in an effort to save the area’s wild places from development. ...

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World Environment Day 2005

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

From June 1 to June 5, San Francisco will host World Environment Day 2005, the first time this 33-year-old international ...

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Proposed Expansion of ATV Access Into Corral Hollow

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

In the 1850s, ranchers corralled wild horses in a long, rocky canyon southeast of Livermore. Aptly named Corral Hollow, this ...

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Decontaminating Navy Land

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

Along the Mountain View shoreline in the South Bay, activists are pressuring the U.S. Navy to fully decontaminate bayside property ...

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Flyway Festival

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

Heading farther east on Highway 37 toward Mare Island in Vallejo, birders and wetlands enthusiasts can come in for a ...

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Ocean Film Festival

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

The second annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, a three-day celebration of oceans and estuaries, kicks off on Friday, January ...

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Sonoma Baylands Purchases

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

As Tolay Creek pools and spills on its journey to San Pablo Bay, it passes several recent acquisitions by the ...

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Tolay Ranch Purchase

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

Nestled in a hidden valley southeast of Petaluma lies Tolay Lake Ranch and an “untold story of California history,” says ...

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California Condor Recovery and Releases at Pinnacles

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

Twenty years ago, we nearly lost the California condor. When only 22 were left in the world, an intensive and ...

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Daylighting Codornices Creek

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

After six years of research and intense negotiations, the Berkeley-based Waterways Restoration Institute (WRI) and Urban Creeks Council (UCC) reached ...

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Proposed Development of Gateway Valley

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

After a series of controversies spanning 16 years, environmentalists and developers have reached a deal to preserve the only north-south ...

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Listing of the California Tiger Salamander

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

With the rainy season upon us, California tiger salamanders will soon emerge from the depths of squirrel and gopher burrows ...

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Proposed Development of the Marina Shores Village Towers

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

In Redwood City, near the mouth of Redwood Creek, developers received City Council approval to build 17 multiuse high-rises that ...

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Natural World Museum Exhibit: Anima Mundi

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

In its debut exhibit, the San Francisco-based nonprofit Natural World Museum (www.naturalworldmuseum.org) presents an exploration of ancient and contemporary environmental ...

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Wildlife Surveys at Bayview-Hunters Point

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

In one of the most environmentally degraded places on the eastern shore of San Francisco, you would not expect to ...

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Still Hanging On

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

Nearly forgotten today, the native oysters of San Francisco Bay once formed large shallow-water reefs, providing critical habitat for other creatures and a major food source for Native Americans. Now, local scientists and Bay advocates are hoping to coax the remaining populations of this small mollusk back to health.

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Presidio Art Exhibit: Birds of the Pacific Slope

July 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

This summer, a new exhibit in San Francisco’s Presidio celebrates one of the world’s most diverse urban bird habitats. From ...

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Bullet Train Through Henry W. Coe State Park and Orestimba Wilderness

July 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

Where can you find more than 80,000 acres of wildlands with hundreds of miles of trails only 36 miles from ...

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Cooper’s Hawk Surveys in the Bay Area

July 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

At the sight of a diving juvenile Cooper’s hawk, “the squirrel reared back and opened its mouth with its paws ...

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Disappearance of Native Oaks in the Bay Area

July 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

Although solidly rooted in California’s natural and cultural history, our native oaks are disappearing at an alarming rate. The loss ...

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Peninsula Open Space Trust Acquires Rancho Canada Del Oro

July 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

Hikers and equestrians can find a new swath of accessible open space in the bucolic eastern foothills of the Santa ...

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Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy

July 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

Purple needlegrass may soon gain recognition as one of California’s official state symbols, like the golden poppy, our state flower ...

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Book Review: 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area

October 01, 2003 by Christine Sculati

by Ann Marie Brown, Foghorn Outdoors, 2003, 340 pages, $17.95 (www.foghorn.com).   Visually engaging and rich in information, this second ...

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Book Review: Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area

October 01, 2003 by Christine Sculati

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré, Globe Pequot Press, 2003, 318 pages, $16.95 (www.falcon.com).   This new book covers two of the Bay ...

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