Victoria Schlesinger

Victoria Schlesinger is the editor in chief of Bay Nature.

Making Their Mark


The ideas driving the environmental and social movements of the early 1970s gained a strong foothold in the East Bay Regional Park District, thanks in large part to a cohort of young park workers hired during that decade.

SF Premiere of San Bruno Mt. Film “Butterflies & Bulldozers”


Many people living in the Bay Area know very little about San Bruno Mountain — the massive, bald hill just south of San Francisco.The surprising story of this largest undeveloped landmass in the urban U.S. is told in the documentary Butterflies & Bulldozers, showing this week at the first San Francisco Green Film Festival.

Black Bears Buck the Trend, Thrive in California


In an unusual reversal of most wildlife trends, the black bear population is at an all time high and occupies a greater range in California today than it did before the Gold Rush. At that time the state was home to both black bears and the California grizzly, which seemingly dominated every local ecological niche.