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Marbled Murrelet, Mariner of the Old-Growth

July 01, 2010 by Kris Vann

This is a story about a little-known bird that's no owl, eagle, or peacock. It's not featured on a stamp or in a Disney cartoon. Most people haven't heard of it and can't even pronounce its name. But dig deeper into the marbled murrelet (that's MER-let, not mure-a-LET), and you'll find a story of scientific mystery and dedicated people working to help an increasingly scarce bird and its habitat.

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The Key to Willow Creek

October 01, 2007 by Gina Covina

Thanks to the efforts of dozens of volunteers, a biologically rich watershed on the Russian River has become one of the newest additions to our state park system.

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The Rock in the Redwoods

January 01, 2007 by Carolyn Strange

Take a hike to a scene of otherworldly geology, hidden away in this Peninsula preserve's forests of tanoak, Douglas-fir, and second-growth redwood.

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Sempervirens Fund Purchase

April 01, 2006 by Aleta George

The Bay Area has a rich history of women speaking out to protect lands we know and love. At the ...

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Saving El Palo Alto

July 01, 2004 by Cindy Spring

Imagine a landmark so prominent that anyone looking south from San Francisco or north from San Jose could spot it. ...

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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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Redwood Resources

July 01, 2004 by Matthew Bettelheim

Here are several local organizations that have recently taken steps to preserve redwood forests in the Bay region and beyond. ...

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A Redwood Century at Big Basin

July 01, 2002 by Delphin M. Delmas

At the dawn of the 20th century, a number of Peninsula residents—including photographer Andrew Hill and lawyer Delphin Delmas—watched in horror as loggers cut their way into groves of ancient redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Determined to preserve these Titanic offsprings of Nature for future generations, these pioneering citizens banded together to lobby for the creation of California's first state park—Big Basin.

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Why are banana slugs so slimy?

July 01, 2002 by Michael Ellis

Back when I used to teach children about nature, I often relied on a “hook” to keep them focused. Slapping ...

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park Centennial Celebration

April 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

On Saturday, June 8, Big Basin Redwoods State Park kicks off its 100-day Centennial Celebration. Big Basin is California’s oldest ...

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