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Stewardship

The San Francisco Bay Area is bejeweled with hundreds of parks and open space preserves as well as a rich set of laws and policies meant to ensure the survival of vulnerable species and ecosystems. Real people made this happen through a dedicated call to stewardship. The organizations they’ve founded and developed have created a lasting framework for conservation to remain a public value.

Ten Years After the Spill, a Look at Where the Cosco Busan Settlement Funding Went

November 07, 2017 by Mary Catherine O'Connor

Following the Cosco Busan spill in 2007, funding was set aside for restoration and recreation. A look at where it's been spent so far.

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An Early Look at How the North Bay Fires Have Impacted Undeveloped Land in the Region

October 20, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Initially, it appears the fires played an ecological role for open spaces and undeveloped lands.

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California Scientists Release a Fly to Control a Landscape-Suffocating Invasive Ivy

September 25, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

A landscape engulfed in Cape ivy is difficult to take in. Scientists are turning to the plant's natural enemy: a small South African fly.

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Helping Bees Beat the Heat

September 01, 2017 by Beth Slatkin

Hot weather can be tough on our local wildlife, including wild bees. But you can help by making a safe "watering hole" for tiny pollinators.

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Find a Lot of Bugs When You Clean Your Backyard Swimming Pool? Scientists Want to See Them

August 25, 2017 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

A new citizen science project looks closely at the insect gold mine that is backyard pools -- and already it's found potentially new species.

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The “Ivory-Billed Woodpecker of Rare Wildflowers” is Now An Unlikely Symbol of Success in an Era of Extinction

June 28, 2017 by David Rains Wallace

The Mount Diablo Buckwheat disappeared in the 1930s. It was thought to be extinct. A single population was rediscovered in 2005. And then last year botanists found a new population numbering in the millions. How has this rarest of rare plants survived?

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The Charms of Tolay Lake Regional Park

June 28, 2017 by Greg Sarris

In the Alaguali tradition, this lake in Sonoma County was a place of healing. Charmstones found in the lake bed date to more than 4,000 years old, and come from as far away as Mexico.

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Are the Bay Area’s Parks Too Crowded?

June 28, 2017 by Jeremy Miller

Are crowded parks, like traffic or sprawl, another symptom of the Bay Area's economic boom? Not necessarily.

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José González on Growing Latino Outdoors

June 28, 2017 by Victor Reyes

Latino Outdoors is a familiar part of the California conservation landscape. Now its founder is ready for LO to take its place alongside the Sierra Club and Nature Conservancy.

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Where Trump Budget Cuts Could Affect Bay Area Conservation

June 28, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

A small sample of the big ways the president's proposed budget would slash conservation measures around the Bay Area.

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