The San Francisco Bay Area is bejeweled with hundreds of parks and open space preserves as well as a rich set of laws and policies meant to ensure the survival of vulnerable species and ecosystems. Real people made this happen through a dedicated call to stewardship.

red-tailed hawk in vineyard

Raptors Rather Than Rodenticide

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Replacing pesticides with barn owls for rodent control was one of several innovations that marked a new appetite for more environmentally sustainable production in California vineyards.

wildfire smoke and sunset

Beyond the Plume of Smoke

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“While acute smoke is bad for human and environmental health, smoke in moderation can be part of human and environmental health and well-being.”

Adler Ranch lupines

Land Back

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Repatriation is much discussed and little practiced in the Bay Area. Why is it hard to return land?