Before it became a park, Sobrante Ridge was home to vaccine testing and the infamous “Cutter Incident”
Human settlement in the San Francisco Bay Area dates back 10,000 years to early Native American settlements. Today, the region is a teeming metropolis of 7 million people that collectively challenge the health of the region's ecosystems. How it got this way is a story that prompts a deeper understanding of our place in the landscape.
My ancestors were among the Indigenous peoples who once lived alongside Russians on the Sonoma Coast. After 150 years, we’re telling our story.
Upon the publication of our 20th anniversary issue, editor-in-chief Victoria Schlesinger reflects on the past twenty years and looks forward to the next twenty.
Wildlife can give people new diseases. But we can also give them back.
After re-learning natural history, an ecologist returns home — and sees something new.
This article first appeared in the interdisciplinary journal Parks Stewardship Forum under the title “Coloring Outside the Lines | Connecting the Dots: Why does what and who came before us matter?” Bay Nature is republishing it with permission. Read the … Read more
After an absence of many decades, Chinook salmon swim up the Guadalupe River in San José most winters. The fish look for places to lay eggs and often find them. If there’s enough water left in the dry season, their … Read more
Since its inception in 2009, Outdoor Afro has been a leader in inclusive outdoor engagement. In the last 11 years, a lot has changed.
Editor’s note: Since the writing of this article, visitation restrictions have been placed on state and national parks due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and efforts to mitigate its spread. There is currently a shelter-in-place order in effect for California. For … Read more
Fifty years ago, San José State students buried a car to symbolize the end of the oil era and the first Earth Day.