Jan-Mar 2005

 

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Soil Matters

January 01, 2005 by Bay Nature

We tend to take the ground beneath our feet for granted, but soil is a defining feature of the landscape

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By the Water’s Edge

January 01, 2005 by Gordy Slack

The East Bay is home to 44 creeks that drain into San Francisco Bay—from small but well-protected Wildcat Creek in the north to the 700 square miles of Alameda Creek’s watershed to the south.

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Down to the Sea Again

January 01, 2005 by Doris Sloan

Daly City’s cliffs hold tales of ancient seas and volcanic eruptions. But don’t count on them to stand still under your feet, or your home.

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Proposed Expansion of ATV Access Into Corral Hollow

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

In the 1850s, ranchers corralled wild horses in a long, rocky canyon southeast of Livermore. Aptly named Corral Hollow, this

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Decontaminating Navy Land

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

Along the Mountain View shoreline in the South Bay, activists are pressuring the U.S. Navy to fully decontaminate bayside property

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Flyway Festival

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

Heading farther east on Highway 37 toward Mare Island in Vallejo, birders and wetlands enthusiasts can come in for a

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Ocean Film Festival

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

The second annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, a three-day celebration of oceans and estuaries, kicks off on Friday, January

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Sonoma Baylands Purchases

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

As Tolay Creek pools and spills on its journey to San Pablo Bay, it passes several recent acquisitions by the

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Tolay Ranch Purchase

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

Nestled in a hidden valley southeast of Petaluma lies Tolay Lake Ranch and an “untold story of California history,” says

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Going Overboard

January 01, 2005 by Dan Rademacher

In 1985, when Jane and Ray Pittsinger rented a house at 548 Esplanade Avenue in Pacifica, they had a 30-foot-deep

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Letter from the Publisher

January 01, 2005 by David Loeb

As I write this letter, it was exactly a year ago that I first felt a lump in my right

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Night of the Salamander

January 01, 2005 by Joy Lanzendorfer

On winter’s wettest night, you just might see a California tiger salamander on its trek from grassland to wetland.

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Revitalizing Urban Creeks

January 01, 2005 by Cindy Spring

Urban creek restoration involves more than removing nonnative plants and substituting local ones. Add to that: volunteer management skills and

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Garden Stories

January 01, 2005 by Anne Hayes

The old saw about weather in San Francisco—if you don’t like it, walk a block—could also be applied to Bay

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Getting Grounded

January 01, 2005 by Anne Hayes

Long, long ago, in a time before time, the place where we now live was a deep sea. Beneath the

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Notes from Underground

January 01, 2005 by Mike Koslosky

It is often the smallest things that get overlooked, and life in the soil is probably the most neglected habitat

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Resources for Healthy Soil

January 01, 2005 by Sue Rosenthal

General Information Sources and Websites
Bio-Integral Resource Center
www.birc.org
(510)524-2567
Extensive information resources for least-toxic pest management.
California Integrated Waste

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Soil-Friendly Practices

January 01, 2005 by Anne Hayes

Organic matter is the most important part of the soil because it is fodder for the many organisms that keep

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Soil Matters

January 01, 2005 by Bay Nature Staff

We tend to take the ground beneath our feet for granted, but soil is a defining feature of the landscape around us, in the garden and on the trail.

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Taking Refuge

January 01, 2005 by Matthew Bettelheim

At this small, sandy National Wildlife Refuge on the industrial outskirts of Antioch, you’ll find great views of the San Joaquin River, and rare plants and insects that don’t exist anywhere else.

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They Keep Coming Back

January 01, 2005 by Dan Rademacher

In the early 1970s, when the Army Corps of Engineers built a weir across Alameda Creek to stabilize a railroad

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