Gina Covina

Novelist and journalist Gina Covina lives in Mendocino County, where she keeps busy tending orchards, chickens, yaks, and bees.

The Key to Willow Creek


Thanks to the efforts of dozens of volunteers, a biologically rich watershed on the Russian River has become one of the newest additions to our state park system.

New Life For The Laguna


Thirty years ago, few people gave a second thought to the Laguna de Santa Rosa, the North Coast’s largest freshwater wetland. The once-teeming marshland had become a dumping ground. But things are changing, and this complex waterway is finally beginning to recover some of its former glory.