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Mount Diablo, a Story of Place


This is an excerpt from photographer and longtime Bay Nature contributor Stephen Joseph’s new book, Mount Diablo, A Story of Place and Inspiration. The book consists of hundreds of Joseph’s photographs, taken over three years on the mountain, and features essays by local conservation leaders.

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In Conservation, What’s Old Becomes New Again


It’s quite odd, when you stop and think about it, that landscapes shaped by millions of years of wind and rain and tectonic shifts, by countless millennia of vegetation growing and animals digging and dying, such that their boundaries follow the contours of nature, now find themselves shaped by people.

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Who Knew Bees Could Bring A Mountain Together


Party cups—that would normally hold beer—painted fluorescent blue, yellow, and white rest atop a mess of dried-up orchardgrass and are tethered to the ground with a thin cord. Inside each cup is a slurry of soapy water and propylene glycol, … Read more

One Tam’s Meteoric Rise


Building a team—be it a gaggle of Little League baseball players, a coalition in Congress, or a new tech business—requires the same tools. And so it is with stewarding nature.

The (Other) Uber Network in California


Across the Golden State, conservation collectives are popping up like mushrooms after a hard rain. They’ve united as the California Landscape Stewardship Network. “Together we’re stronger” is their message.