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Pedro Point’s Transformation, for Wildlife and People

March 22, 2013 by Heather Mack

Volunteers are transforming Pedro Point, home to the new Devil's Slide tunnels, into a healthier wildlife habitat that's also a great outdoors destination.

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High Plains Drifters

August 10, 2012 by Beth Slatkin

My current beach reading has the usual ingredients: a steamy love triangle, a pitched battle between mortal enemies, and colorful ...

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A campaign to save California’s coastal prairie

June 25, 2012 by Jacoba Charles

With golden summer hillsides and enticing mosaics of forest and field, the grasslands of California are iconic. Yet few people realize that some of those grasslands are actually coastal prairie, one of the most diverse—and most endangered—ecosystems in the world.Today less than 5 percent of this vibrant habitat remains comparatively intact. Much has been lost to more than a century of fire suppression, development, tilling and invasion by non-native species.

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Gambling on Grass at Point Molate

April 01, 2010 by Aleta George

Native plant advocates charge that the studies done for the proposed casino at Richmond’s Point Molate ignore the site’s rare collection of native grasses.

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Betting on Point Molate

July 01, 2006 by Chiori Santiago

With stunning views of the Bay and Marin, Richmond’s Point Molate has seen a lot of changes: It’s been a shrimp camp, a huge winery, and a Navy fuel depot. Now the site of a controversial casino proposal, this modest point of land is home to diverse wildlife and some of the East Bay’s last native coastal prairie.

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