December 03, 2013 by Daniel McGlynn
If you're craving an adventure close to home, Forest of Nisene Marks State Park should be high on your list. …
September 10, 2012 by Dan Rademacher
Sebastian Kennerknecht has eight shots in our upcoming October-December issue, more than any other photographer this time around.
Partly that’s …
July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
Sempervirens Fund is California’s oldest land trust, originally formed in 1900 as Sempervirens Club. Using donors’ tax-deductible dollars, Sempervirens Fund has purchased and saved thousands of acres of redwood forest land in the Santa Cruz Mountains from the threat of logging and development. Newly purchased land is transferred to state and local parks agencies, thereby creating some of the most beautiful public parks in the world.
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.
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.