This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Turfgrass covers more than 40 million acres of land in the continental United States, including lawns, parks, commercial landscapes, sports fields and golf courses. … Read more
California's state park system is the largest and most diverse natural and cultural heritage holdings in the nation. Yet the century-and-a-half-old system has been in perpetual crisis mode for several decades, battered about by funding shortfalls and repeated threats of closures.
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The relationship between parks and crime remains the subject of debate. Some scholars say parks and other urban green spaces prevent violence. When vacant … Read more
It’s Saturday afternoon at Lands End in San Francisco. We are tired from all the weeding, but we feel alive and satisfied. A red-tailed hawk hovers above us, as if to signal that it’s time to end the program. We … Read more
Driving south along Skyline Boulevard (Route 35), the forest thick with Douglas fir and a green canopy of madrones casting shadows on the road, I find myself saying out loud, “I can’t believe I’m here.” Less than an hour ago … Read more
The Skyline Trail connects parks, people, and history.
Residents and advocates turn to the challenge of keeping it welcome.
UC Santa Cruz Sociologist Lindsey Dillon says cleanup shouldn’t mean displacement.
Climate change has exposed the United States National Parks to hotter and drier conditions than the country as a whole, a UC Berkeley scientist writes.
Parks improve health and fight climate change. But not all parks affect a community in the same way — and the question is: “Who’s it for?”
The mammoth McApin Tree is not just the venerable elder in its grove. It’s thought the giant redwood holds within its fire-charred rings the surrounding forest’s formative secrets.