Julia Busiek

Julia Busiek is a writer and editor in Oakland, California. She covers topics ranging from climate, environmental justice, and ecology to public health, urban design, and tech trends—as well as adventure travel, the outdoor industry, and offbeat American history. She has written for publications of the National Parks Foundation, Sempervirens Fund, and The Trust for Public Land, among others. Find her at juliabusiek.com.

When Will the Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument Open?


The Cotoni-Coast Dairies became a unit of the California Coastal National Monument in 2017. Following a two-year planning process, the Cotoni-Coast Dairies monument was slated to open in the fall of 2022. But that deadline has come and gone while the BLM navigates objections to the agency’s plan for public access.    

The Revival of a Clear Creek


In keeping with its three-part mission to acquire, restore, and open land for recreation, Midpen has worked to undo ecological damage to El Corte de Madera.

Room to Roam: Habitat Connectivity


To improve habitat connectivity, Midpen is working with partners to supplement a dark, narrow culvert under Highway 17 near Lexington Reservoir with another underpass designed specifically for wildlife.