Jul-Sep 2003

 

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Affordable Housing Vs. Open Space in San Ramon

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

When Anne Hayes wrote in our January 2003 Gardening for Wildlife section that “Habitat doesn’t only mean parks and undeveloped

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Books about the Ocean

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

While we’re out at the ocean, let’s review several recent books that will make the visit more rewarding. Foghorn Outdoors

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Great White Shark Diving

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

While most beachgoers or surfers in Northern California would prefer never to meet up with great white sharks, some folks

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Southern Resident Killer Whale in Monterey Bay

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

A funny thing happened in 2000. And again in 2003. For the first and second time in recorded history, a

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Literacy for Environmental Justice’s Living Classroom

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

The urban environmental education and youth empowerment organization Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) is about to begin construction work on

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Treasure Island Redevelopment

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

Treasure Island, passed over daily by thousands of Bay Bridge commuters, sits at the crossroads of the Bay, with spectacular

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West Nile Virus

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

Amid predictions that the West Nile virus will reach the Bay Area some time this summer, local health and pest

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Eye to Eye with Otters

July 01, 2003 by Lisa Zaretsky

Dubbed the cosmic center of the universe by locals, Elkhorn Slough is one of the richest wetlands along the California coast, a magnet for wildlife and humans alike. And the best way to see it all is in a kayak.

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Interview with Marty Rosen

July 01, 2003 by Christina Russo

Q: When did you first start to think about the environment?
A: I can’t really say that there was a

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Letter from the Publisher

July 01, 2003 by David Loeb

A landscape can hold many stories not immediately apparent to the casual visitor, even a thoroughly enchanted one. In January

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Do mockingbirds have their own specific song or are they mimicking other birds’ songs?

July 01, 2003 by Daniel Edelstein

Northern mockingbirds, year-round residents of the Bay Area (having expanded their breeding range here after the arrival of European settlers),

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Reservoirs

July 01, 2003 by Gordy Slack

Lakes aren’t a natural feature of the coast range landscape. But since cities need places to store drinking water, we drowned some valleys for reservoirs. While precious creek habitat was lost, these man-made lakes now draw bald eagles and other wildlife, as well as thousands of human visitors for swimming, fishing, boating and other summer pastimes.

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Saved by Grit and Grace

July 01, 2003 by John Hart

Of course the Marin Headlands–a favorite destination for hikers, bicyclers, birdwatchers, wildflower enthusiasts, and beachgoers–is protected open space. What else could it be? Would you believe…a city of 30,000? It almost was. But thanks to some determined citizens and a little bit of luck, one half of the Golden Gate will remain wild forever.

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Why is autumn a good time to see raptors in the Bay Area? Where is best?

July 01, 2003 by Allen Fish

For many birds, autumn is a flurry of eating and movement to find stuff to eat, before winter sets in.

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