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When Will the Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument Open?

The Cotoni-Coast Dairies became a unit of the California Coastal National Monument in 2017. Following a two-year planning process, the Cotoni-Coast Dairies monument was slated to open in the fall of 2022. But that deadline has come and gone while the BLM navigates objections to the agency’s plan for public access.    

March 22, 2023

The Bird Nest Detectives

Century-old bird nests help scientists time-travel to San Francisco Bay’s lost plant communities.
March 22, 2023

A Sparkling Terror in the Dark, and Other Tales of Readers' Wildlife Encounters

Readers submitted their mini-stories of nature encounters, including a thrill in the dark, a bobcat vs. squirrel drama, and a surprisingly aggressive flower.
March 22, 2023
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20 Miles of Point Reyes

Two 10-mile hikes | Moderate

Explore these two loops: Lake Ranch-Ridge Trail and Fire Lane-Woodward. Both of these rather long and moderately strenuous hikes ascend the west-facing slope of Inverness Ridge and traverse long sections its fir-forested spine.