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Book Review: Tending the Wild

October 01, 2007 by Sue Rosenthal

Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources, by M. Kat Anderson, University of California ...

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The Tribe

July 01, 2007 by John Hart

When Greg Sarris of Santa Rosa, an adopted child, learned that his paternal grandmother was a Coast Miwok, it opened ...

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First Encounters

January 01, 2006 by David Rains Wallace

When European explorers and naturalists began coming to California a few centuries ago, most sailed right past the fog-shrouded Golden Gate. But those few who did stop here, including the botanist-poet who first described the California poppy, left tantalizing clues to the world they saw before the Gold Rush transformed the Bay Area from backwater to boomtown.

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Letter from the Publisher

January 01, 2006 by David Loeb

As we were considering articles for our fifth anniversary issue, which you are now holding in your hands, David Rains ...

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Stone-Boiled Coffee and Other Old Ways

January 01, 2006 by Cindy Spring

We all have moments on hikes when we dream of being able to live directly off the land, plants, and ...

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Wild Gardens

January 01, 2006 by Beverly R. Ortiz

A visit to remnant native grasslands in Richmond or diverse oak woodlands in eastern Alameda County gives a taste of our region’s native habitats. But few of us are aware of an important element that helped shape those habitats: the regimes of burning, pruning, and digging carried out over centuries by the East Bay’s indigenous inhabitants, some of whom still carry on those traditions today.

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Vasco Regional Preserve Open for Public Tours

January 01, 2006 by Matthew Bettelheim

At Vasco Regional Preserve, stone balls the size of dinosaur eggs litter the landscape, the winds burrow into stone, and ...

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Natural World Museum Exhibit: Anima Mundi

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

In its debut exhibit, the San Francisco-based nonprofit Natural World Museum (www.naturalworldmuseum.org) presents an exploration of ancient and contemporary environmental ...

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Sonoma Baylands, SLT, and Miwoks

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

Another area along the North Bay shoreline has been in the news lately: the 1,679 acres of the Sonoma Baylands ...

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Book Review: Before California

October 01, 2003 by Tracy Held

by Brian Fagan, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003, 288 pages, $24.95 (www.altamirapress.com).   In this new book archaeologist Brian Fagan ...

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