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Camping in the Bay Area

April 01, 2003 by Matt Heid

Plan a sleepover date with nature right here. With dozens of campgrounds within easy commuting distance, Bay Area residents have

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Camping in the Bay Area

April 01, 2003 by Matt Heid

This spring, plan a sleepover date with nature right here. With dozens of campgrounds within easy commuting distance, Bay Area residents have plenty of options for stealing away for a refreshing night out in the wild. Do you want to camp in the redwoods? Spend a night on the coast? Or greet the sunrise in a field of ancient oaks? Why not all three?

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Bahia Purchase

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Congratulations to the coalition of environmental groups, local officials, and state agencies led by the Marin Audubon Society for the

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Birds of the Bay Trail Project

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Calling all birders: Here’s your chance to nominate your favorite birding and wildlife area along a segment of the San

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Canyon Park Friends of Open Space

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Working under the umbrella of the El Sobrante Valley Defense Fund, the Canyon Park Friends of Open Space (CPFOS) has

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Close To Home Outings

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Beginning in April, Bay Area residents can take part in a yearlong series of monthly outings and lectures to learn

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Coastwalk

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

With longer, warmer days in the offing, now is the perfect time to stretch your legs on a daylong hike

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Pacific Lamprey

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Over the years, a lot of attention has been paid to declining salmon and trout populations in the Bay Area.

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Randall Museum Renovation

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Looking for hands-on programs and activities that will connect you and your family to the natural world? The Randall Museum

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San Francisco Lakes

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Today, only three natural freshwater lakes are left in San Francisco—Mountain Lake, Pine Lake, and Lake Merced. In 1995 the

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South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Through the purchase of 16,500 acres of Bay Area salt ponds from Cargill, Inc., the stage is set for the

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Watershed Finder

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Do you know where the creek closest to your house is? Do you know where its water ends up? We

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Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

When development and human infrastructure encroach on the natural territory of wild animals, and human-wildlife interactions increase, the result is

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Hidden Treasures of the Harbor

April 01, 2003 by Dennis Anderson

Below the opaque surface of the calm waters of Richmond and Sausalito Harbors lies an unexpected world of curious forms, brilliant colors, and furious competition for a place to hold on.

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Letter from the Publisher

April 01, 2003 by David Loeb

This is the time of year—that porous border between winter and spring—that I look forward to the most. As I

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On Sacred Places

April 01, 2003 by Greg Sarris

Tom Smith. A simple name. Not so the man. My great-great-grand-father. Father and grandfather and great-grandfather to many Coast Miwok

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Penetrating the Chaparral

April 01, 2003 by Gordy Slack

Though it’s the most extensive natural habitat in California, chaparral’s brambly ways discourage human visitors. Still, plenty of wildlife finds sanctuary in its tangled, brushy universe, as do the dormant seeds of wildflowers as they await the inevitable next fire, forceful sculptor of this complex landscape.

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The Fire Down Below

April 01, 2003 by Phil Barber

A shower of magma-heated liquid and steam makes for more than just a pretty Calistoga postcard. It’s a 30-million-year-old lesson in California’s dynamic underground history of sliding plates, volcanic eruptions, and molten rock.

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Why is manzanita bark so smooth and red?

April 01, 2003 by Mike Vasey

What a seemingly simple, but deceptively complex question! Ultimately, perhaps, the least speculative—but not completely satisfactory—answer is that manzanitas inherited

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