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Butano State Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

A delightful, little-used gem in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Nestled in a Santa Cruz mountain valley, Butano State Park feels ...

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“Wetlands Need All the Help They Can Get!”

October 29, 2010 by Ingrid Hawkinson

In 1992, Amy Hutzel started as an intern at the nature center in Alviso, in the South Bay. Since then, she's been involved in the biggest wetlands restorations on the West Coast, and she shares her tips on the best places to see restoration in action, all over the Bay.

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Marbled Murrelet, Mariner of the Old-Growth

July 01, 2010 by Kris Vann

This is a story about a little-known bird that's no owl, eagle, or peacock. It's not featured on a stamp or in a Disney cartoon. Most people haven't heard of it and can't even pronounce its name. But dig deeper into the marbled murrelet (that's MER-let, not mure-a-LET), and you'll find a story of scientific mystery and dedicated people working to help an increasingly scarce bird and its habitat.

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Two Land Deals Protect Redwoods, Murrelets, and the Skyline Trail

February 02, 2010 by Kris Vann

In just one conversation with Reed Holderman, it's easy to tell that he loves his job. And why shouldn't he? As executive director of the Sempervirens Fund, he gets to help save landscapes for generations to come. With two recent land deals, the fund has come a step closer to its goal of connecting all the major parks on the Santa Cruz coast.

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