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Bay Nature magazineJuly-September 2018


The Discovery of the Oldest Redwood South of Mendocino Marks a New Era

June 27, 2018 by Brittany Shoot

The mammoth McApin Tree is not just the venerable elder in its grove. It’s thought the giant redwood holds within its fire-charred rings the surrounding forest’s formative secrets.

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Calling for a Revisionist Natural History

June 26, 2018 by Priya Shukla

Highlighting the natural histories of communities of color in the Bay Area may help more people feel welcome in the environmental community and sciences.

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Volunteers Make the Parks Come Alive. Here’s How to Find and Join Them.

June 26, 2018 by Aleta George and Serena Ingalls

There are dozens of ways to volunteer in the East Bay Regional Park District.

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San José Ballot Measure Would Rewrite the City’s General Plan for Development, to the Dismay of Open Space Advocates

May 30, 2018 by Jacob Shea

San Jose's Measure B, on the ballot in the June 5 election, could have far-reaching implications for civic governance

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The Most Visited State Park System in the Nation Is Remaking Itself and Wants Your Buy-In

March 30, 2018 by Alissa Greenberg

Seven years after the crisis, California State Parks tests out a new model.

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Watching Wildlife Move Through Sonoma Valley

March 30, 2018 by Sabine Bergmann

Science has led us to an increasing understanding of the importance of wildlife corridors. Sonoma pioneers the monitoring of a series of corridors.


Parks Are Our Shared Spaces, and It’s Easy to Take Them for Granted

March 30, 2018 by Victoria Schlesinger

So much of the good stuff in life happens in natural places, and it all depends on parks functioning properly in ways we can too easily take for granted.

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Bay Area Climate Adaptation Collaborative Shutters

March 30, 2018 by David Loeb

An organization dedicated to responding to climate change in a nature-friendly way loses funding.

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Charismatic Sea Ducks Seem to be Disappearing, But It’s Hard to Say Why

March 30, 2018 by Mary Catherine O'Connor and Erica Langston

Are surf scoters disappearing from the San Francisco Bay? Or from the world?

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After a Fire, Fast-Growing Flowers Lock in a Long-Term Recovery

February 14, 2018 by Hannah Johansson

We're used to thinking about how wildfires change the soil for plants. But a UC Berkeley researcher wants to turn the relationship around and ask how the plants that spring up after a fire could lock-in long-term soil recovery.

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