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Formation of Bay Access – San Francisco Bay Water Trail

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

You’re probably familiar with the San Francisco Bay Trail, the emerging trail network around the perimeter of the Bay promoted ...

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park Centennial Celebration

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

On Saturday, June 8, Big Basin Redwoods State Park kicks off its 100-day Centennial Celebration. Big Basin is California’s oldest ...

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ENature.com Website Launch

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

If you haven’t checked out eNature.com, now’s the time. The website has been acquired by the National Wildlife Federation and ...

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Improved Salmon Run Up Lagunitas/San Geronimo Creeks

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

Assisted by generous early rains, astounding numbers of salmon swam up Lagunitas and San Geronimo creeks (on the northwest side ...

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Occidental Arts and Ecology Center – West County Watershed Day

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

Since 1994, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (www.oaec.org; 707-874-1557) in western Sonoma County has been thinking up unusual and surprising ...

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Oakland Museum Wildflower Show

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

After you’ve roamed the wildflower areas described in this issue, stop by the Oakland Museum of California for the 2002 ...

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Oil-Plagued Sea Birds

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

The mystery source of oil that has plagued seabirds outside the Golden Gate for years was finally identified in February: ...

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Phil Frank Exhibit at San Francisco Public Library

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

Protecting the Bay Area’s natural heritage is serious business, but it’s a good idea to keep it all in perspective ...

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Pescadero Conservation Alliance Restoration of Mountain Camp

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

Over the past few years, local conservationists have devoted a fair amount of energy to purchasing land along the spectacular ...

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River of Words Kids Art and Poetry

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

Each spring, River of Words (RoW) serves up a refreshing tonic: sparkling poetry and art by kids about their ecological ...

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Aquarium of the Bay ‘To Eat Or Not To Eat’ Responsible Seafood Choices

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

Marine biologists and environmental organizations have been sounding the alarm for a number of years about precipitous declines in fish ...

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Bay Area Fish Study

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

The first ever comprehensive assessment of fish in Bay Area streams is now available to the public. From 1992 to ...

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Edgewood Preserve

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

One of the best places to experience a slice of Bay Area landscape as it might have looked before European ...

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Elephant Seals at Point Reyes

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

Last January, “Ear to the Ground” wrote about the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park in San Mateo County, ...

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Environmental Docent Trainings

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

If you’re interested in sharing your infectious love of nature with others, consider signing up for one of the many ...

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International Migratory Bird Day 2002

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

On a national level, the FWS sponsors an annual celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on May 11. Here ...

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Launch of Important Bird Areas Program

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

On November 28, 2001, the president of the National Audubon Society, John Flicker, came to the Bay Area to launch ...

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New Cachuma Redwoods Book

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

One of the distinguishing features of life in the Bay Area is the presence of the world’s tallest trees, Sequoia ...

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Ranching Photo Exhibit

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

Intrigued by a way of life that is “so remarkably different from that lived by the other six and a ...

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Bay Nature Reading

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Just to show that you don’t necessarily need to go outside of urban San Francisco to enjoy Bay Area wildlife, ...

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California Shrub Book

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

University of California Press natural history guides are always welcome additions to a nature lover’s library, and the newest in ...

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Exhibit on Russia’s Great Voyages

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

At the California Academy of Sciences’ new exhibit, “Russia’s Great Voyages to America: Science Under Sail 1728-1867,” viewers get a ...

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Fall Birding

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Every year—fall to spring—the Bay Area plays host to millions of birds, some wintering over, others migrating through. Three of ...

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Formation of Acterra

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Using resources more efficiently and effectively—that’s a major part of what sustainability is all about and exactly what Bay Area ...

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Gateway Valley Project

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

In an update to an item that appeared in the last issue’s Ear to the Ground, the Army Corps of ...

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Save Mount Diablo’s 30th Anniversary

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

The 3,849 foot-high peak of Mount Diablo is a signature Bay Area landmark. Standing sentinel in eastern Contra Costa county ...

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Multimedia Bay Exhibit

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

If you want to learn more about the Bay and “visit” some of the sites that are generally inaccessible to ...

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Mushrooms and the Fungus Fair

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Most of us know mushrooms as culinary delicacies, but fungi have been used for everything from making paper and dyes ...

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San Francisco Natural History Series

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

To learn more about local nature and meet the people who study, conserve and advocate on its behalf, don’t miss ...

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Sudden Oak Death Update

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

A lot has happened in the battle against Sudden Oak Death (SOD) since Bay Nature reported on it in January. ...

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Tule Elk Rutting

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

October is the final month of tule elk rutting season, when the males fight it out for dominance and the ...

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Bay Area Ridge Trail Progress

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

It was over 30 years ago that William Penn Mott, Jr. conceived the idea for a ridge-top trail encircling the ...

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Carquinez Strait Heritage Committee Celebrate the Strait

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

The Carquinez Strait—known historically as the “Gateway to the Inland Coast”—is where San Francisco Bay meets the Delta. In August, ...

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Adventure Cycling Assoc. Publishes Cross Country Maps

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

In keeping with this issue’s focus on alternative forms of transit, we have another option for those who want to ...

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Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary 20th Anniversary

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) celebrates its 20th anniversary on October 13 at the GFNMS Visitor Center, ...

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Gateway Valley Wildlife Corridor

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

While organizations like POST are buying up some of the area’s most significant undeveloped properties, other properties are already in ...

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Habitat Stewards Team

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

While much work still needs to be done to protect existing natural habitats, a growing number of environmental activists and ...

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California Quail Named Official Bird of City of San Francisco

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Best known for its topknot and characteristic call—”chi-ca-go”—our state bird, the California quail, was recently named “Official Bird of the ...

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POST’s $200 Million Saving the Endangered Coast Launched

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

The largest land protection initiative ever undertaken by a local land trust was announced here in April, and not a ...

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Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco Book Review

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

After reading The Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco, it’s difficult to know which is more significant—that Golden ...

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Sixth Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Words have always helped humans connect with nature, and the Sixth Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival is all about celebrating ...

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Baylands Ecosystem and Community Profiles

April 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

A new resource is available for anyone interested in learning more about the fish and wildlife that live in and ...

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Leader of Blue Ridge Berryessa Group Wins BOASC Award

April 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Raymond Krause, leader of the Blue Ridge Berryessa Natural Area Conservation Partnership (BRBNA), has won the 2001 Bob Walker: Bay ...

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Fall 2000 Hawk Hill Survey Results

April 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

The largest concentration of raptors in the Pacific States occurs over the Marin Headlands every fall when tens of thousands ...

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Invasive Plants of California’s Wildland

April 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Whether it’s cape ivy or french broom, if you want to know how to control some of the region’s most ...

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MALT Art Show

April 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

How can you bring the rolling hills of western Marin County into your living room while, at the same time, ...

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Muir Heritage Land Trust

April 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

We know we’re not supposed to mix editorial content with advertising, but it’s difficult not to comment on the ad ...

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Stowe Lake Herons, With 2000 Viewing Dates

April 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Springtime is mating time, and the Bay Area provides its residents with a splendid opportunity to view the new families ...

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UCSC Grad Program Gallery Show, 2001

April 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Much of our ability to observe nature is dependent upon the intricate and beautiful drawings prepared by professional artists for ...

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Wildflower Web Site

April 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

One of the joys of our Mediterranean climate is the Bay Area’s long wildflower season. Among the first reports this ...

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Bob Walker Photography Exhibit at Oakland Museum

January 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Bob Walker was a passionate defender of Bay Area open space and a brilliant landscape photographer with an amazing eye ...

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Coho Salmon Run Returns To West Marin

January 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Late fall and winter are the time to witness the return of endangered coho salmon to their natal streams in ...

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Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo

January 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

It’s time to make your reservations to witness one of local nature’s most dramatic spectacles: the annual return of the ...

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Go Greenbelt Bicycle Tour in Support of Greenbelt Alliance

January 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

If pedal power is your preferred mode of travel and you want to help protect the local greenbelt, shape up ...

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Post’s Wallace Stegner Lecture Series

January 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Explore land, nature, and conservation issues from a literary perspective by attending the Peninsula Open Space Trust’s annual Wallace Stegner ...

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Shy Albatross Sightings

January 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Over the past 16 months, there have been three separate sightings of the Shy Albatross(Thalassarche cauta) off the coast of ...

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Sudden Oak Death Introduction

January 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

In five coastal counties of central and northern California, thousands of oak trees are dying. The cause of this increased ...

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USGS Menlo Park’s California Center

January 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Still trying to sort through the confusion of rocks and minerals that make up the Bay Area? Then you might ...

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