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A Botanist, a Bay Area Island and a Big Surprise

January 28, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

In the mid 90s, botanist Mike Wood was contracted by the U.S. Navy to undertake a rare plant survey of Yerba Buena Island as the military prepared to leave the base. At the time he didn't think the island would be of much botanical interest. But two decades later, he's still going back.

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“Nature Belongs in Our Cities”

October 01, 2010 by Ingrid Hawkinson

Ruth Gravanis is a long-time advocate for the protection and restoration of San Francisco's natural ecosystems. In her efforts to preserve these precious remnants, she has volunteered countless hours with many organizations, from the Friends of Candlestick Point, to the Sierra Club to Nature in the City. She's currently advocating for the rich and varied native habitats of Yerba Buena Island, and for sustainable development of the island.

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Yerba Buena Island Habitat Restoration

April 01, 2009 by Aleta George

In a scorching Indian summer day in 1886, three to four thousand people climbed the steep goat trails to the ...

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