Stewardship

The San Francisco Bay Area is bejeweled with hundreds of parks and open space preserves as well as a rich set of laws and policies meant to ensure the survival of vulnerable species and ecosystems. Real people made this happen through a dedicated call to stewardship. The organizations they’ve founded and developed have created a lasting framework for conservation to remain a public value.

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Becky Jaffe and the Art of Biophilia

November 26, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Nature photographer Becky Jaffe on art, photography and biophilia.

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Roam If You Want To

November 21, 2013 by Beth Slatkin

A life-changing accident gave former Cal academic Ronn Patterson  time to think long and hard about his life path.  He

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It Takes a Village To Create a State Park

November 20, 2013 by Beth Slatkin

On Saturday November 16th, a crowd gathered at Eastshore State Park to celebrate legendary Save The Bay co-founder Sylvia McLaughlin and to rename the park in her honor.

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Jake Sigg: Nature News’ Passionate Pen

November 06, 2013 by Paul Epstein

Anyone interested in Bay Area nature and ecology has likely come across Jake Sigg’s Nature News, an indispensable and idiosyncratic

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Jake Sigg: Why I Fight for Nature

November 06, 2013 by Paul Epstein

We asked Jake Sigg, the popular and opinionated editor of Nature News, what originally inspired him to become such a

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Imagining the Future of Regional Open Space

October 25, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

After four decades of preserving open space in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) is undertaking a vision planning process, that will guide its work for the next 15-20 years. What do you want for the future of open space?

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Log It or Leave It – Post-fire Debate over Burned Trees

October 24, 2013 by Emily Moskal

As California’s fire season comes to a close, the fires that burned Yosemite and Mt. Diablo have left a landscape of burned trees, logs and soil. What to do next with that land, particularly in Yosemite, is a complicated decision, and politicians, land use managers, and ecologists have differing goals.

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On the Hunt—Searching For Rare Plants in the Delta

October 19, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is the lifeblood of the central valley. But this somewhat landscaped environment is also home to some of California’s rare plant populations, and on a kayak trip down Sycamore Slough, a group of volunteers is on the hunt to find them.

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With the Government Shut Down, What Happens to Federally Funded Research?

October 07, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

National parks are not only recreational hubs, but they also serve as centers for scientific research and environmental monitoring programs. Since the federal government shutdown, researchers have been unable to continue their work running the risk that months of consistent study could be lost in a few weeks.

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The Stewardship Connection: Interview with Sue Gardner

September 30, 2013 by Jacoba Charles

For the past 20 years, Mill Valley native Sue Gardner has run the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s Park Stewardship program, connecting people to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), the nation’s largest urban national park.

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