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Redwoods normally buck fires, except when Sudden Oak Death is around

September 24, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Researchers find that redwood forests suffering from Sudden Oak Death burn with greater intensity.

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In condor country comes a California oil boom

July 18, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

California could be on the verge of a major oil boom centered a stone's throw from the Bay Area. What does that mean for the landscape and the wildlife that call that place home?

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Ventana Wilderness Alliance

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The mission of the Ventana Wilderness Alliance is to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness qualities and biodiversity of the public lands within California's northern Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast.

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Forged by Fire

October 01, 2009 by Lester Rowntree

We know that wildfire is a key part of the ecology of the Bay Area and has played a major role in shaping our landscapes. Yet it's simply not possible to let fires burn naturally in an urban region such as ours. But just to the south, the 240,000-acre Ventana Wilderness near Big Sur is large and remote enough to allow for the return of a natural fire regime. That's what has happened over the past 30 years as a series of lightning-ignited wildfires has helped shape both a living laboratory of fire ecology and an increasingly diverse landscape.

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Rebuilding for California Condors

July 23, 2008 by Laura Hautala

The Ventana Wildlife Society, which leads California condor restoration efforts, is looking for public support after Big Sur's massive wildfire wiped out its rearing and release facility.

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California Condors

January 01, 2007 by Rick Bacigalupi

The Big Sur coast has always provided nature lovers with an abundanceof breathtaking scenery. But one of the most majestic ...

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