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Controlled burn at Redwood Regional Park

December 12, 2012 by Wendy Tokuda

In summer 2012, we reported on the East Bay Regional Park District’s plan for a prescribed burn at Redwood Regional

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Taming the Flames

July 10, 2012 by Wendy Tokuda

The 1991 Oakland Hills firestorm left no doubt that big fires happen in the East Bay. Now, the East Bay Regional Park District is fighting fire with fire at Redwood Regional Park, one part of a massive effort to reduce fire danger across thousands of acres in the East Bay Hills.

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Redwood Regional Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Not too far from the hustle of the city, the park delights visitors with its large, quiet, and shady redwood

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The Crazy Broom Lady of the Oakland Hills

January 01, 2011 by Wendy Tokuda

Longtime television anchorwoman Wendy Tokuda now spends many days in the East Bay hills, finding endangered manzanitas and communing with pileated woodpeckers. All because of her obsession with an invasive weed called French broom. And her years of effort are paying off.

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Habitat and Humanity

July 01, 2010 by Kathleen M. Wong

With millions of people and millions of acres of open space, the Bay Area is a lively, and sometimes uneasy, blend of wild and urban. In the East Bay, dozens of rare species — from birds along the Bay to wildflowers in the hills — survive against the odds thanks in part to the East Bay Regional Park District, whose staff does everything from creating nesting islands to clearing trees for the sake of imperiled plants and animals.

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A Modest Majesty

October 01, 2004 by Chiori Santiago

Seventy-five years ago, there were only 900 acres of public parks in the East Bay. Today, the East Bay Regional Park District encompasses over 95,000 acres. From its humble beginnings in the Berkeley hills, the EBRPD has blossomed into the nation’s largest regional park district, making beaches, redwood forests, oak woodlands, tidal wetlands, and so much more, forever accessible to the people of the Bay Area.

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In the Shadow of Giants

July 01, 2004 by Gordy Slack

The hills above Oakland once held some of the largest redwoods ever seen, one estimated at 31 feet in diameter. Ten million years ago, such trees towered over much of North America. Nothing in this long history prepared them for the coming of men, armed with axes and saws, who felled all of Oakland’s redwoods in just 15 years. But even second- and third-growth redwood forests hold their charms, not to mention the subtle suggestions of the forests they can once again become. And you don’t have to go too far from downtown Oakland to find them.

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Redwood Outings

July 01, 2004 by Matthew Bettelheim

Redwood Regional Park, Alameda County – French Trail: From the Canyon Meadow Staging Area, set a course north along the

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Finding the Fungi

January 01, 2004 by Matthew Bettelheim

A good rain sends all manner of mushrooms pushing their way up from underground. Here are some of the places around the Bay Area where you can admire the beauty and diversity of these charismatic fungi.

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Fields of Color

April 01, 2002 by Sue Rosenthal

Nine places to see effusive displays of native wildflowers.

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