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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.

An Early Look at How the North Bay Fires Have Impacted Undeveloped Land in the Region

October 20, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Initially, it appears the fires played an ecological role for open spaces and undeveloped lands.

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North Bay Open Space Managers Wait To Survey Losses

October 12, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

What remains of Sonoma and Napa's natural landscapes is still unknown as open space personnel attend to human losses.

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Meet Mount Tamalpais

September 25, 2017 by John Hart

How people came to understand the North Bay's iconic peak.

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Ask the Naturalist: Where Can I Find Old Growth Redwoods in the Bay Area?

August 29, 2017 by Mia Monroe

Crowded Muir Woods isn't the only place in the Bay Area to wander amongst old-growth redwoods.

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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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