Photographer Jonno Rattman spent a week photographing the Central Valley for Bay Nature’s summer 2019 cover story, “A Time of Reckoning”. He was struck, as he traveled, by the near total absence of people — it was, he says, one … Read more
The San Francisco Bay Area may be one of the densest metropolitan areas of the country, but roughly 40 percent of the region's total land area is made up of farms and rangelands.
Should an animal’s intelligence change the way we treat it?
With wildfires likely to continue, land managers turn to a preemptive firefighting tool: grazers
A potentially fatal bacterial disease has been found among a free-roaming tule elk herd at Point Reyes National Seashore, raising concerns about the close proximity of wildlife to cattle on national parkland.
The recovery of the nearly extinct Tule Elk has become a dilemma for the park service, ranchers, and environmentalists at Point Reyes.
A rare agricultural biodiversity survey gives MALT a chance to explore its stunning new acquisition above Tomales Bay.
An ecologist argues that endorsing the benefits of livestock ignores the many negative impacts cows have on water quality, wildlife, plant communities, soils, and ecosystems.
Santa Clara County livestock advisor Sheila Barry on why livestock grazing is valued for conservation.
An ecologist argues that the presumed benefits of grazing—if they are real in the first place–can only be realized in small areas and/or result in excessive widespread collateral damage to wildlife, soils, water, and vegetation.
A livestock advisor who promotes biodiversity on grazing lands explains why cattle can be beneficial to conservation.