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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2018


What Wildflowers Tell You About the North Bay Fires

March 30, 2018 by Lech Naumovich

In burned areas of the North Bay, spring bloom patterns reveal burn patterns.

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Why Fires Make Mudflows Worse

March 30, 2018 by Kaitlyn Kraybill-Voth

The damage from California's record-setting 2017 fires didn't stop when the flames were finally extinguished.

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Treasure Hunt: Fire-Following Flowers You Might Find in the North Bay

March 30, 2018 by Lech Naumovich

What flowers might botanists see in the North Bay this spring?


After a Fire, Fast-Growing Flowers Lock in a Long-Term Recovery

February 14, 2018 by Hannah Johansson

We're used to thinking about how wildfires change the soil for plants. But a UC Berkeley researcher wants to turn the relationship around and ask how the plants that spring up after a fire could lock-in long-term soil recovery.

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There Is No “No-Fire” Option in California

January 02, 2018 by Zach St. George

The most destructive wildfire season in California history has nearly ended. Will this be the new pattern -- or can we bring fire back on our own terms?


California’s Fire Season

January 02, 2018 by Victoria Schlesinger

What will we do to recalibrate our relationship with fire?

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California’s Massive Fires Reveal Our Illusion of Control Over Disasters

December 06, 2017 by Faith Kearns

The scale of this year's California fires has changed the conversation about disaster and recovery.


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.


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.


The Burning Question in the East Bay Hills: Eucalyptus Is Flammable Compared to What?

October 18, 2016 by Zach St. George

Twenty-five years after the Oakland Hills fire, people still disagree about whether blue gum eucalyptus is a fire threat in the East Bay Hills


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