Kathleen Wong

Formerly the editor of California Wild magazine, Kathleen M. Wong is a freelance science writer and editor specializing in biology, natural history, and the environment.

Carquinez Breakthrough


The open hills along the Carquinez Strait are home to working ranches and open space preserves that are meeting places for native species from both the coast and the Central Valley. Today’s quiet pastoral landscape makes it hard to envision the violent formative flood that may have cut this critical waterway between the Bay and the Central Valley some half a million years ago.