Huge crowds are harvesting mussels and other invertebrates. Could this damage the much-beloved reef?
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Can volunteer scuba divers start a turnaround for Northern California kelp forests?
In the beginning, fire burned the world. Don Hankins’ Plains Miwok ancestors passed on this understanding of fire through generations, and he draws from it as a traditional cultural practitioner pyrogeographer when burning landscapes in California.
The Botanic Garden Bird Survey Team has recorded all of the birds they’ve observed in this corner of Tilden Regional Park, specifically tracking which species visit and when, what they eat, and the materials they use to build nests.
Photos of nine birds the Botanic Garden Survey Team has spotted in the garden in the last few years.
When to find and how to identify the three whales that regularly visit the California coast.
In the long dark days of January and February, humans aren’t the only ones who take comfort in the company of others.
The plants that grow on this 2,400-acre island amid a sea of city—including these four endemic manzanita species—help make San Bruno Mountain a world biological hotspot.
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.
An immersive sculpture of a golden eagle will honor the history and culture of the Muwekma Ohlone community.