Timely news, art, ideas and science from the natural world of Northern California.

elk and cows in Point Reyes

Home on the Range

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This story originally appeared in bioGraphic, an online magazine about nature and sustainability powered by the California Academy of Sciences. Photographs by Sarah Killingsworth Point Reyes sits at the western edge of Marin County, California, a pick-axe shaped peninsula that juts … Read more

redwoods and stars

The Generosity of Trees

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I find myself awakening to the wonder of time — the deep, slow, earth-time of trees, and dirt, and rocks — and to the aching grief of human greed and misunderstanding.

sempervirens falls in Big Basin

Rebuilding Big Basin

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California’s first State Park burned in the 2020 CZU Lightning Fires. Now conservation groups want it to rebuild as the model of state parks for the future.