Abalone are deeply important in Indigenous tribal cultures in California and all along the Pacific coast.
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.
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?
A story about the life and legacy of celebrated scientist, conservationist and mentor Gordon Chan.
Before it became a park, Sobrante Ridge was home to vaccine testing and the infamous “Cutter Incident”
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