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.

New Paradigms for Stewardship


In 2005, the tribal elders of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band came to Tribal Chairman Valentin Lopez and reminded him that California Indians have a responsibility to steward Creation. Lopez agreed with them, but he had a big problem: no … Read more

2016 Bay Nature Hero Award Winner


Publishing icon and Bay Nature co-founder Malcolm Margolin will receive a special award for his invaluable contributions to Bay Nature and the cultural life of the Bay Area.

Nature's Inspiration honorees Jose Gonzalez, Bay Nature's David Loeb, and Heyday Books' Malcolm Margolin

Bay Nature Co-Founders Honored at CGF Gala


On October 4, 2015, the Committee for Green Foothills honored Bay Nature co-founders David Loeb and Malcolm Margolin (publisher of Heyday Books) for their significant contributions to the Bay Area nature community.