Vandals destroying hundreds trees in Golden Gate Park, what would it mean to de-extinct a species?

June 24, 2013

It’s a jam-packed morning of Bay Area nature news. Enjoy!

  • Why would anyone be destroying young, reforested tree in #GoldenGatePark? Hundreds have had their tops lopped off. [SF Appeal]
  • GeorgeLucas proposal to house personal art collection at Crissy Field beating out nature proposals for museum spot. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • What room should you get at the SFO Marriot? No. 1141 — barn owls are nesting there. [Bay City News Service]
  • Desert bighorn sheep in CA and NV are coming down with a deadly pneumonia. [Associated Press]
  • Did you see the dramatic meteor over the East Bay on Saturday night? [Danville Patch]
  • From Novato: why mountain biking and horseback riding may be incompatible trail activities. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Intriguing ideas brought up at Stanford conference: would you “de-exinct” a wooly mammoth or a passenger pigeon? [Legal Planet]
  • Marin’s ag trust purchases 440-acre West Marin ranch, keeping it from going to real estate developers. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Smithsonian teams up with SF State’s Romberg Research Center in Tiburon to study ecology of SF Bay. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Bronze statues of Indiana Jones, Yoda erected at San Anselmo downtown pocket park, home of George Lucas. [Marin Independent Journal]


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.