From Bay Nature magazineJuly-September 2016

Human History

Human settlement in the San Francisco Bay Area dates back 7,000 years to early Native American settlements. Today, the region is a teeming metropolis of 6 million people that collectively challenge the health of the region’s ecosystems. How it got this way — from Spanish acquisition to the Gold Rush boom and on to contemporary battles over land development — is a story that prompts a deeper understanding of our place in the landscape.

Malcolm Margolin’s Beautiful Life

August 01, 2016 by Eric Simons

One of the Bay Area's master storytellers retires.

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A Shakespearian Classic with a California Landscape Twist: Romeo and Juliet Comes Outdoors to the Petaluma Adobe

July 28, 2016 by Elizabeth Rogers

The We Players theater group performs Romeo and Juliet at the Petaluma Adobe this summer.

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Nature Journaling: John Muir Laws and the Art of Slowing Down, Sitting Still, and Paying Attention

April 18, 2016 by John Muir Laws

"As a naturalist, educator, and artist, I have found that my journal is the most necessary tool I carry into the field with me; it is even more necessary than my binoculars."

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Rekindling The Old Ways

April 06, 2016 by Mary Ellen Hannibal

The Amah Mutsun work to recover traditional ecological knowledge.

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New Paradigms for Stewardship

March 31, 2016 by Mary Ellen Hannibal

In 2005, the tribal elders of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band came to Tribal Chairman Valentin Lopez and reminded him ...

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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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Sylvia McLaughlin: Champion for San Francisco Bay (1916-2016)

January 21, 2016 by David Loeb

The Bay Area looks very different, and is infinitely more livable for both humans and wildlife, because of Sylvia McLaughlin's vision and her work.

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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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What Could You Do With 13 Acres of Brand-New Parkland In San Francisco’s Presidio?

July 20, 2015 by Melanie Hess

By sinking Doyle Drive into a tunnel, the Presidio has created an additional 13 acres of open space. Now the question is how to use it -- and the Presidio Trust wants the public to help decide.

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