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Habitats: Land

From coastal prairie to salt marshes and redwood forests, the San Francisco Bay Area has an incredibly diverse landscape that makes it one of the nation’s biodiversity hotspots. Keeping it that way in the face of development has been a challenge for conservationists whose goals are seeing more and more support from an eco-minded populace.

Meet Bay Nature’s 2017 Local Heroes

November 02, 2016 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature Institute announces its 4 Local Hero Award winners for 2017.

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Berryessa Snow Mountain: Northern California’s New National Monument

May 09, 2016 by John Hart

A journey through a nearby landscape that can seem farther off and stranger than the High Sierra.

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Bay Nature 2016 Youth Engagement Award Winner: Naftali Moed

March 11, 2016 by Aleta George

The UC Davis student conservation leader on the power of awareness-building in inspiring young people: "I never turn down the opportunity to talk to somebody."

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Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction

March 09, 2016 by Paul Epstein

Noted environmental author Mary Ellen Hannibal was moved to write about large-scale efforts to protect the planet after watching conservation scientists weep as they shared their fears.

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Finding Your Park with GGNRA’s Christine Lehnertz

March 01, 2016 by Alison Hawkes

GGNRA Superintendent Christine Lehnertz looks at the challenges and opportunities unique to the national park in San Francisco's backyard.

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15 Years of Bay Nature: A Talk by Publisher David Loeb

February 25, 2016 by Bay Nature Staff

Publisher David Loeb traces the roots of his attachment to nearby nature -- and why he started a magazine about it.

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Come on a Safari With Me

November 16, 2015 by Mary Catherine O'Connor

Plant safaris aim to produce the first-ever complete catalog of the more than 950 plant species botanists believe grow on 18,000 acres of Mount Tamalpais

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A Midpeninsula Open Space for the Ages: Among the Ancient Oaks on Russian Ridge

November 09, 2015 by Kathleen M. Wong

Perched atop the windward western side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Russian Ridge offers spellbinding views and a grove of monumental, centuries-old oaks.

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Meet Bay Nature’s 2016 Local Heroes

November 02, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature Institute announces its Local Hero Award winners for 2016, and a special fourth award, presented to Bay Nature co-founder Malcolm Margolin.

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2016 Bay Nature Hero Award Winner

October 20, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Publishing icon and Bay Nature co-founder Malcolm Margolin will receive a special award for his invaluable contributions to Bay Nature and the cultural life of the Bay Area.

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