From Bay Nature magazineJuly-September 2016

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An Emissary of the Bay’s Forgotten Beaches

July 01, 2016 by Eric Simons

Hardly anyone knew about the plant called sea-blite when it lived on the shores of the San Francisco Bay. No one noticed when it disappeared. Now, thirty years after it went locally extinct, a freelance coastal ecologist sets out on an unlikely mission to bring it back.

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Dublin Land Exchange Raises Concern Over Burrowing Owls

November 01, 2013 by Emily Moskal

The burrowing owl requires only a few basic ingredients to survive urban settings but biologists say those needs are threatened by a new land exchange.


Santa Cruz cypress delisted as endangered species

September 02, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Another success of the Endangered Species Act. The Santa Cruz cypress, a small evergreen, is doing well thanks to protections.

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Fracking the land of the kit fox, and its fellow desert natives

August 21, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

What's in store for the desert species who've come to rely on an undeveloped landscape now threatened by a California oil boom?

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A marvel of magnolias

January 14, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Magnolias may not be native to Northern California. But the SF Botanical Garden has been conserving this endangered flowering tree, and now's the time to see them in full bloom.


Grasslands behind Sign Hill inspire conservation campaign

September 20, 2012 by Heather Mack

South San Francisco may be “THE INDUSTRIAL CITY,” as stated on the hillside overlooking the town of warehouses and industrial ...


Critical habitat in SF to protect Franciscan manzanita

September 13, 2012 by Dan Rademacher

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added the Franciscan manzanita to the federal endangered species list and proposed ...

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Ventana Wildlife Society

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A leader in efforts to restore bird populations, especially raptors and condors, the Ventana Wildlife Society has been central to efforts to release California condors back into the wild.

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GGNRA Big Year

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The GGNRA contains more endangered species than any other National Park in continental North America. This is certainly cause for celebration, but also for concern. Take part in the Big Year and get to know these species while helping them recover.

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Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Refuge

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Refuge, a project initiated by the Golden Gate Audubon Society, trains and maintains a corps of volunteers committed to protecting and enhancing the wildlife of the proposed Alameda National Wildlife Refuge.

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