Oct-Dec 2003

 

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Toward a Healthy Bay

October 01, 2003 by Bay Nature

In the 40 years since the movement to save San Francisco Bay began, we have moved from desperately fending off

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Book Review: 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area

October 01, 2003 by Christine Sculati

by Ann Marie Brown, Foghorn Outdoors, 2003, 340 pages, $17.95 (www.foghorn.com).
 

Visually engaging and rich in information, this second

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Book Review: A Dangerous Place

October 01, 2003 by Tatiana Siegel

by Marc Reisner, Pantheon Books, 2003, 181 pages, $22.
 

Don’t let the hyperinflated housing market fool you. The Bay

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Book Review: Before California

October 01, 2003 by Tracy Held

by Brian Fagan, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003, 288 pages, $24.95 (www.altamirapress.com).
 

In this new book archaeologist Brian Fagan

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Book Review: California Coastal Access Guide

October 01, 2003 by Matthew Bettelheim

6th Edition, by the California Coastal Commission, University of California Press, 2003, 304 pages, $22.50 (www.ucpress.edu).
 

If you love

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Book Review: Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area

October 01, 2003 by Christine Sculati

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré, Globe Pequot Press, 2003, 318 pages, $16.95 (www.falcon.com).
 

This new book covers two of the Bay

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Book Review: Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey

October 01, 2003 by Irene Barnard

by Linda H. Beidleman and Eugene N. Kozloff, University of California Press, 2003, 505 pages, $29.95 (www.ucpress.edu).
 

Linda H.

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Book Review: San Francisco Bay: Portrait of an Estuary

October 01, 2003 by Sierra Senyak

by John Hart (text) and David Sanger (photography), University of California Press, 2003, 212 pages, $34.95 (www.ucpress.edu).
 

Early European

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Book Review: Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras of California

October 01, 2003 by Lorraine Rath

by David A. Ebert (text) and Matthew D. Squillante (illustrations), University of California Press, 2003, 284 pages, $19.95 (www.ucpress.edu).
 

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Book Review: Trail Runner’s Guide San Francisco Bay Area

October 01, 2003 by Sierra Senyak

by Jessica Lage, Wilderness Press, 2003, 308 pages, $17.95 (www.wildernesspress.com).
 

Author Jessica Lage must have worn out many pairs

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Book Review: Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region

October 01, 2003 by Irene Barnard

by Glenn Keator, University of California Press, 2002, 251 pages, $14.95 (www.ucpress.edu).
 

Bay Area botanist Glenn Keator, author of

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California Native Plant Link Exchange

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

When John Malpas inherited a small piece of land in Mendocino County, he discovered an overgrown tangle of exotic English

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Crystal Springs Trail Open To Public

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) are encouraging the public to get

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Lodi Crane Festival

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

Fall marks the height of bird migrations along the Pacific Flyway. And while the Bay Area has plenty of birds

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Marine Sonar Controversy

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

Marine reserves would probably not protect whales and other ocean mammals from the severe acoustic trauma of submarine-detecting Low-Frequency Active

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Monarch Day at Natural Bridges

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

To see slightly more diminutive returning migrants, head south on Sunday, October 12, for Welcome Back Monarchs Day at Natural

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Ocean Awareness Campaign

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

As thousands of monarchs return to the protection of the California State Park system, a coalition of marine conservation organizations

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State of the Estuary

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

The past two decades have witnessed an explosion of scientific studies of the San Francisco Bay estuary, vastly improving our

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Stavocet/Avostilt

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

While you’re exploring the Bay Area this fall, keep your eyes open for the new bird on the Bay. Ten

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Letter from the Publisher

October 01, 2003 by David Loeb

If you look down at street drains at certain spots in Berkeley, you’ll notice stenciled onto the curb words to

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Life on Black Mountain

October 01, 2003 by David Weintraub

Q: Getting permission to live in a cabin on Black Mountain Ranch (in the hills east of Palo Alto) in

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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

October 01, 2003 by David Weintraub

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD, or “the District”) was formed by voters in 1972 to create and preserve

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Peninsula Treasure

October 01, 2003 by David Weintraub

This former home of Italian winemakers, a ’70s commune, and a recluse named Indian Joe saw its share of history before being acquired by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Now it boasts its fair share of easily accessible geological anomalies, diverse wildlife, and spectacular views.

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The Essential Tree

October 01, 2003 by Gordy Slack

It’s almost impossible to imagine the California landscape without oak woodlands. But this most familiar and prolific habitat faces a number of serious threats, including unchecked suburban development and Sudden Oak Death. Fortunately, many parks in the Bay Area, including those of the East Bay Regional Parks, offer welcome refuge for a variety of oak woodlands.

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Bay Related Organizations

October 01, 2003 by Bay Nature Staff

There are many local organizations working to protect, restore, explore, and educate about San Francisco Bay. Many of them welcome

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Experience the Bay

October 01, 2003 by Matthew Bettelheim

Swimmers plunge into the Bay at Aquatic Park for the swim to Alcatraz and back. Photo by Charles Kennard.

The

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Four Threats to a Healthy Bay

October 01, 2003 by Jane Kay

Habitat Loss
On the fringes of the Bay lie the varied wetlands that feed and shelter the Bay’s wildlife. Chinook

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Toward A Healthy Bay

October 01, 2003 by Jane Kay

In the 40 years since the movement to save San Francisco Bay began, we have moved from desperately fending off more bay fill projects to proactively restoring thousands of acres of shoreline wetlands. Yet how healthy is the Bay that we are saving? What are the factors that affect the health of the Bay and what are we doing about them?

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