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
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.
Since its inception in 2009, Outdoor Afro has been a leader in inclusive outdoor engagement. In the last 11 years, a lot has changed.
Did you know the original name of the Point Reyes peninsula was Punta de los Reyes, which translates to Point of the Kings? Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino chose the name because he anchored in Drakes Bay on January 6, 1603, … 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.
An ecological history of a massive ranch for sale in the Bay Area.
There’s a resurgence in exploring and documenting nature worldwide
How often have you encountered a trail, campsite—or even an entire park—with an odd or mysterious name? Eighty-five years ago, visionary academics, public officials, and hikers, living mostly in Oakland and Berkeley, convinced public agencies to convert hilltop watershed lands … Read more
Witnessing a changed world from the rocky shores of Monterey Bay
This story was originally published at High Country News (hcn.org) on April 19, 2019 Gregg Castro first roamed the Santa Lucia Mountains at the age of 8, going out with his father to hunt deer and wild pigs in the … Read more
Western science and indigenous knowledge are often presented as conflicting. Jose Gonzalez looks for areas where they converge.