Bay Nature has joined “Covering Climate Now,” a global collaboration of more than 250 media outlets this week to boost coverage of climate change. As organizers Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope wrote in the Columbia Journalism Review, this is “the … Read more
Climate change is dramatically altering the San Francisco Bay Area's ecosystems and raising profound questions among conservationists about how to help species best adapt to new conditions.
Something is amiss on Sherman Island, a whale-shaped swath of farm and grazing land at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. If you don’t know what ails the place, it might be hard to pinpoint the problem. … Read more
The Pacific is warmer than usual, again.
On an unseasonably warm November day in a rural neighborhood in the western Sierra Nevada, men with chainsaws patrol a tree thicket that burned three years ago. One man, whose chaps have torn on his right thigh and whose shirt … Read more
For perhaps the first time in 80 years the California State Lands Commission, which negotiates and hands out leases for state-owned shoreline property, faced a decision this summer between competing ideas for the same parcel. The commission staff announced at … Read more
Bodega Marine Reserve research coordinator Jackie Sones has worked in or walked on the rocky shores of the North Coast almost every day for the last 15 years. But while she was surveying the reserve for sea stars in mid-June, … Read more
Witnessing a changed world from the rocky shores of Monterey Bay
Climate change is upending agriculture and land use in California’s Central Valley
Photographer Jonno Rattman spent a week photographing the Central Valley for Bay Nature’s summer 2019 cover story, “A Time of Reckoning”. He was struck, as he traveled, by the near total absence of people — it was, he says, one … Read more
For 74 issues we’ve chosen cover art and photos that capture the inspirational power and beauty of Bay Area nature. The 75th cover is different.