Beth Slatkin

Beth Slatkin is Bay Nature's marketing and outreach director.
Mount Diablo as seen from Newhall Park in Concord. Photo: Falcorian

Ascending the Mountain


For the Mountain Institute’s Ed Bernbaum. connecting people to mountains’ spiritual and cultural meaning is the key to protecting them.

Morris Older (r-rear) with a V-O-Cal team in the field

Out on the Trail with V-O-Cal’s Morris Older


This past weekend, a new trail was blazed from San Francisco’s McLaren Park to its Visitacion Valley neighborhood, providing a safe alternative to walking on a busy city street. The skilled squad of workers behind this new trail offered their time and effort for … Read more

Strollers on the San Francisco Bay Trail at Aquatic Park (Photo: Jay Jones)

On the Trail with Laura Thompson


This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Bay Trail, a 500-mile-long trail corridor which traces nearly the entire shoreline of San Francisco Bay. We spoke with Bay Trail project manager Laura Thompson about her efforts to connect remaining segments, … Read more

Scarlet bugler blooming atop Kreiger Peak, 2007. Photo by Heath Bartosh

Chasing the Fire Followers


Botanist Heath Bartosh, co-founder of Nomad Ecology, gained an early appreciation for the rich botanical wealth of the Golden State.