Latest from Mount Diablo State Park

Local Artists Paint for Diablo

October 01, 2009 by Aleta George

The BayWood artists’ October 2009 show will feature new works of Mount Diablo, and proceeds benefit Save Mount Diablo, which is working to raise funds for a critical new purchase by March 3, 2010.

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Act Now to Save California State Parks

May 29, 2009 by Bay Nature Staff

Now's the time to help save our California state parks from imminent closure under Governor Schwarzenegger's budget plan!

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Overnight on Mount Diablo

April 01, 2009 by Ryan Branciforte

It has been over a year now since I took the plunge into car-free existence. The one-way, overnight backpack trip up and over Mount Diablo that I took last fall is one example of the kind of adventure I have been enjoying since I said good-bye to my car.

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Presumed Extinct

October 01, 2007 by Matthew Bettelheim

Mention extinct species, and most people think of long-gone mastodons and saber-toothed tigers. But we know that some Bay Area species have disappeared in just the last 200 years. Or have they? Prompted by rediscoveries of lost species in Solano and Contra Costa counties, we decided to see what other missing flora and fauna might still be out there, awaiting a patient observer.

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Field Guide to the Lost Species of the San Francisco Bay Area

October 01, 2007 by Matthew Bettelheim

A field guide to help Bay Area naturalists in their search for local, lost species that are presumed extinct.

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Mount Diablo Resources

July 01, 2007 by Matthew Bettelheim

Organizations Several local nonprofit organizations work to protect open space on and around Mount Diablo and to inform the public ...

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Mount Diablo: A Place for Raptors

July 01, 2007 by David Rains Wallace

Mount Diablo’s woodlands and canyons provide habitat for a fantastic variety of raptors, from kestrels to golden eagles (of which ...

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Speak of the Devil

July 01, 2007 by David Rains Wallace

Mount Diablo is such a towering icon of our landscape that it is sometimes easy to forget how much complexity lies within its familiar outline. Indeed, the mountain holds many stories: from the drama of its birth under the ocean, to its (mis)naming by early American settlers, to last year's rediscovery of the rare Mount Diablo buckwheat. Today the story continues, with the mountain and its surrounding ridges and canyons anchoring a bold vision for a broad swath of protected open space and wildlife corridors stretching from Concord to Livermore.

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The Summit Loop Hike

July 01, 2007 by David Rains Wallace

This strenuous 5.3-mile hike circumambulates Mount Diablo’s summit, and traverses many of the mountain’s geological and botanical features. When I ...

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What a Grand Sight!

July 01, 2007 by Matthew Bettelheim

Beginning in 1860, botanist William H. Brewer accompanied state geologist Josiah Dwight Whitney on an expedition to perform “an accurate ...

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