San Jose mostly tree-less, Yosemite expands parkland

April 24, 2013

Hello Wednesday! Your Bay Area nature news digest:

  • Only 15 percent of San Jose has trees, according to study using laser tree trackers. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • First expansion of Yosemite in more than 70 years happen. [Associated Press]
  • Wood burning reason why Marin’s air quality rated a “C” in soot levels. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Yosemite tops the nation as park where people getting high on something other than nature alone. [SFist]
  • Concrete barrier on San Franciscquito Creek being removed to enhance coho salmon migration. [Peninsula Press]
  • Falling fruit map shows where to forage for food around world, including Bay Area. A good thing? [Bay Area Bites]
About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.