Jul-Sep 2002

 

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A Redwood Century at Big Basin

July 01, 2002 by Delphin M. Delmas

At the dawn of the 20th century, a number of Peninsula residents—including photographer Andrew Hill and lawyer Delphin Delmas—watched in horror as loggers cut their way into groves of ancient redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Determined to preserve these Titanic offsprings of Nature for future generations, these pioneering citizens banded together to lobby for the creation of California’s first state park—Big Basin.

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Claiming the Rubble

July 01, 2002 by Persis M. Karim

Along the Bay’s eastern shoreline, an odd collection of artists, shorebirds, and plants have made their mark on a little-known former landfill known as the Albany Bulb. Now the Bulb’s unruly landscape finds itself in the midst of the debate over the design of the new Eastshore State Park. But you can still explore and unwind at this decidedly eclectic open space.

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Cutting Through the Fog

July 01, 2002 by Harold Gilliam

While the rest of the West bakes in the summer heat, Bay Area residents salute the return of the fog. Renowned environmental journalist Harold Gilliam explains the dynamics of the Bay Area’s natural air-conditioning system as two local photographers capture its fleeting beauty.

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Announcing Calflora.Org

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

Have you ever wondered where to find free and reliable information about your favorite Bay Area plants? A unique, comprehensive

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Bugs at the Randall Museum

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

What do grigs, mantids, lace-wings, and damselflies have in common? They’re all bugs, and now’s your chance to learn more

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San Mateo Stewardship, and Committee for Green Foothills Turns 40

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

Thanks to a long history of open space protection in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, many beautiful rural coastal

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Environmental Traveling Companions

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

San Francisco-based Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) opens up the beauty and challenge of outdoor adventures to people with special needs,

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Exploring a Sense of Place

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

Everybody talks about sustainable development, but how do you really achieve it? You have to start from an understanding of

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Gallery Route 1 Exhibit

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

As food travels longer and longer distances to get from farm to table, and more evidence surfaces linking disease to

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Herons and Egrets at Audubon Canyon Ranch

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

IGreat blue herons and great egrets nest, chatter, and dance atop the redwood trees in the Bolinas Lagoon Preserve in

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Mike Vasey Field Course

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

Here’s another great opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the nature of our bioregion: join San Francisco State professor and

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Patterson Ranch in Fremont

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

Many of us think of the flatland stretch between Hayward and San Jose as mall-and-sprawl wasteland, but actually, some valuable

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Salt Ponds Restoration Report

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

As you have probably heard, 16,500 acres of salt ponds in southern San Francisco Bay will soon be purchased from

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Santa Cruz Mountains Trails Book

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

In recent years, the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area has become known as the hub of high

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San Francisco’s Natural Areas Program

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

Small fragments of San Francisco’s original plant communities still survive today, the last vestiges of the unique grasslands, dunes, oak

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Watershed Workshops

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

Small fragments of San Francisco’s original plant communities still survive today, the last vestiges of the unique grasslands, dunes, oak

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Letter from the Publisher

July 01, 2002 by David Loeb

I don’t usually like to leave the Bay Area in April, my favorite time of year around here. I’d rather

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Postcards from Pescadero

July 01, 2002 by Pete Holloran

True, there was no e-mail, snail mail, or even Pony Express, but somehow postcards from intrepid explorers of the San Mateo coast in days of yore have reached our mailbox. Take a unique trip through time and discover how the beach and marsh at Pescadero came to be the treasures we love to visit today.

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The Raven Returns

July 01, 2002 by Joe Eaton

Considered one of the smartest and most adaptable birds in the sky, ravens are as comfortable dining on garbage as on endangered snowy plovers. After dwindling for decades, raven populations have rebounded throughout the Bay Area, bringing with them a touch of wildness to our urban lives.

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Why are banana slugs so slimy?

July 01, 2002 by Michael Ellis

Back when I used to teach children about nature, I often relied on a “hook” to keep them focused. Slapping

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