Farming, Ranching, Foraging

The San Francisco Bay Area may be one of the densest metropolitan areas of the country, but roughly 40 percent of the region’s total land area is comprised of farms and rangelands. As such, the Bay Area has been at the forefront of the local food movement where the concern about growing food in balance with nature has a head seat at the table.

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Behind the Fracking Boom: Unearthing the Secrets of the Monterey Shale

October 14, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

But the pressure to exploit these resources isn’t going away anytime soon either, nor is the debate over the wisdom of doing so. As we weigh the pros and cons, a missing piece of the conversation is the land itself: What is the Monterey Formation? What is it made of and how did it get here? And what kind of habitats, plants, and animals live atop it?

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Above the Monterey Shale, farmers worry fracking will destroy the land

August 05, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

What happens when Big Oil meets small town California?

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New wildlife corridor created at foot of Mount Diablo

July 24, 2013 by Jaquelyn Davis

Roddy Ranch has been spared from development and is on it’s way to becoming a new park.

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In condor country comes a California oil boom

July 18, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

California could be on the verge of a major oil boom centered a stone’s throw from the Bay Area. What does that mean for the landscape and the wildlife that call that place home?

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Local Hero: Cindy Moreno of WattzOn and Full Circle Farm

May 08, 2013 by David Loeb

It’s not easy to catch up with Cindy Moreno. The daughter of immigrant farmworkers from the Central Valley and a recent graduate in environmental studies from San Jose State, Cindy is doing more than her share for the environment.

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San Francisco, a honeybee’s paradise

February 11, 2013 by Courtney Quirin

Why has San Francisco, of all places, become the land of milk and honey for honeybees?

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The thrill of the hive: San Francisco beekeeping

January 28, 2013 by Courtney Quirin

One of San Francisco’s most prominent beekeepers produces 500 pounds of honey a year by never turning down a bee in need.

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San Francisco Bay herring running at Mission Bay

January 09, 2013 by Dan Rademacher

The herring are running again in San Francisco, and it’s quite a show. Commercial fishing boats cast their nets in

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Bumblebees like flower diversity, not asphalt

January 02, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Want to help out the bumblebee population? Get rid of asphalt and plant a diversity of flower species.
That’s the

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Where retreat is not an answer

December 05, 2012 by Claire Schoen

Some farmers stake their livelihood on faith that the levees holding back rising seas will hold strong. VIDEO.

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