Century-old bird nests help scientists time-travel to San Francisco Bay’s lost plant communities.
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A New, Small Park With a Very Big History
Brickyard Cove in Berkeley is the crown jewel of McLaughlin Eastshore State Park and accessible to everyone
With One Threat Nearly Tamed, a Related Question: What Does the Bay Most Need to Be Saved From?
If you look up the Arrowhead Marsh along the Oakland shoreline on Google Maps, the arrowhead shape is striking. If you look closer, you see that the eastern half of the marsh is noticeably darker in color than the western … Read more
The Refuge On the Wild Side of Silicon Valley
You could spend a lifetime getting to know the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
First-of-its-Kind Climate Parcel Tax Now a Measure of Hope
How Measure AA funds are being used to restore shorelines, wildlife habitat, and public access around the San Francisco Bay
A Mouse Surprise
Despite the fact that the salt marsh harvest mouse is the only mammal that scrapes out its existence exclusively in tidal marshes, no one has ever bothered to seriously study its physiology.
As the Sea Rises and Climate Changes, a Bay Area City Approves 469 Single Family Homes On a Bayshore Flood Zone
Update Nov. 15, 2019: This story has been revised to reflect the city’s vote on Thursday, Nov. 14 to approve the project. Planners, climate scientists, and environmentalists generally agree that two of the most critical measures California should take to … Read more
In the South Bay Salt Ponds, Better Science Through Fishing
Field work is supposed to be where ecologists get to play Indiana Jones. The reality with swing-dancing joke-cracking fish-loving UC Davis research scientist Jim Hobbs is somewhat different: wet, muddy, smelly, and mostly involving either waiting for leopard sharks or harvesting leopard shark vomit.
Not Doomed (Yet): A Q&A With Extinction Experts Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly
Two biologists discuss Earth’s alarming extinction rate.
Young South Bay habitat hero engages kids in refuge conservation
2014 Brower Youth Award winner Lynnea Shuck talks about her Junior Refuge Ranger program.