Editor’s Note: We’ve revised this story to remove parks affected by the Marin, Sonoma and San Mateo County park closures. Last update March 25, 10:30 a.m. Looking for new trails where you can maintain social distance? We’ve been working for … Read more
A social distancing-approved reading list and other indoor nature activities
Californians like to complain about missing true “seasons.” But expand your definition beyond humid summer nights and winter sleet and you’ll find nature all around us responding to seasonal change. Here are some of our suggestions of seasonal favorites to … Read more
We published more than 150 stories in print and online this year. We look forward to 2020 and our 20th year of publishing, but before we do, here’s a look back at seven of our particular favorite stories from 2019. … Read more
California is a world biodiversity hot spot. Full stop. Roughly 32 percent of the nation’s native plants are found in California, and those 6,500 species provide habitat that supports the state’s multitude of wildlife. To protect that biodiversity as the … Read more
This past July, the East Bay Regional Park District announced a ban on the controversial herbicide glyphosate, also known by the brand name Roundup. The prohibition was effective immediately in picnic areas. The district said it would discontinue use of … Read more
A year ago, Stanford University began removing the 120-year-old Lagunita Diversion Dam on San Francisquito Creek, which flows through Palo Alto and Menlo Park. As a result, last spring was the first migration season in over a century wherein California … Read more
Last March, Richmond officials announced that they’d chosen SunCal to develop a housing and renovation project on Point Molate, a small headland just north of the Richmond Bridge. The project has vocal opponents who, among other concerns, worry over the … Read more
The John Muir Land Trust needs to raise $2 million by May to create a new 84-acre open space park in Moraga.
Point Reyes National Seashore staff returned from the government shutdown to find a new master of the beach.