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July 23, 2014 by Becca Andrews
Mount Sutro’s once-thriving blue gum eucalyptus trees are dying. At the moment, though, there’s no approved environmental impact report for maintenance, and in the absence of major work conditions are deteriorating fast.
July 10, 2014 by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto
Looking out across the 650-acre project toward the distant Godzilla arm of the backhoe against the blue sky, I finally see on the ground what the planners and engineers have been describing to me ever since I first began writing stories about Hamilton ten years ago: a tapestry of habitats.
July 10, 2014 by Joe Eaton
On the last weekend of March, 9,000 people armed with binoculars, butterfly nets, cameras, and smartphones, spread out over an archipelago of national park lands from Point Reyes in Marin County to Mori Point on the San Mateo coast. Their goal: document as many species as possible of plants, animals, and other living things in […]
July 10, 2014 by David Loeb
As far as I know, the passage of the Wilderness Act 50 years ago was the first time in human history that a society has declared by statute that certain areas shall never be developed, nor exploited for commercial gain, nor intruded on by motorized transport.
July 08, 2014 by Eric Simons
Each wilderness area has its own unique essence, and the Farallon Islands’ might just be how utterly, unbelievably wild it is.
July 02, 2014 by Mary Ellen Hannibal
The beauty of science is that it really does search for truth. It is easy to follow the tracks and trails of one or several of nature’s patterns and yet be completely lost as to the whole picture.
July 01, 2014 by Autumn Sartain
Since 2012, the El Cerrito nonprofit ECTT has built two new trails: Motorcycle Hill Trail and another called Lower Snowdon Trail. Both of these are in the Hillside Natural Area, 85 acres of city-owned open space in El Cerrito.