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


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.


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?


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.


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.


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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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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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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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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