Century-old bird nests help scientists time-travel to San Francisco Bay’s lost plant communities.
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.
Juristac: Proving the Sanctity of a Landscape
The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band has been barred from Juristac, a place of great cultural importance, for generations. The land has been grazed by cattle and developed for oil production over the years, and now, an investor group wants to build a sand-and-gravel quarry at the site.
The Amah Mutsun Are Dancing on Mount Umunhum Once Again
To improve habitat connectivity, Midpen is working with partners to supplement a dark, narrow culvert under Highway 17 near Lexington Reservoir with another underpass designed specifically for wildlife.
The Nearly Unkillable Eucalyptus Meets Its Match
Eucalyptus trees on Albany Hill are wasting away from blight. Some people may cheer—but these trees are also home to endangered monarchs.
Logjam: The Supply Chain Problem That’s Keeping California From Preventing Catastrophic Wildfires on Private Land
Private landowners in California hold a huge amount of forest that’s primed to burn.
In Bay of Life, an Internationally Renowned Media Duo Look to Their Monterey Backyard
With Bay of Life, Frans Lanting and Christine Eckstrom wanted to go past Monterey Bay’s natural beauty to explore its past, present and possible futures.
The Reintroduction Odyssey of the Yurok Condors
It took decades of work to prepare for this spring’s Northern California condor restoration on Yurok Tribal land.
Holding Fast for Abalone, Our Elder Relatives
Abalone are deeply important in Indigenous tribal cultures in California and all along the Pacific coast.
The Celebrated Joaquín Murieta
It’s a true crime story set in the early days of California statehood, with themes of racism, colonialism, and the legitimacy of state violence. Do more people need to know about The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta?
The Legacy of Gordon Chan
A story about the life and legacy of celebrated scientist, conservationist and mentor Gordon Chan.