“While acute smoke is bad for human and environmental health, smoke in moderation can be part of human and environmental health and well-being.”
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.
State Coastal Conservancy Executive Officer Sam Schuchat is retiring after 20 years in the role.
Repatriation is much discussed and little practiced in the Bay Area. Why is it hard to return land?
On October 7 California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the state to create a new California Biodiversity Collaborative and conserve 30 percent of its land and coastal waters by 2030. Conservationists have celebrated the enshrinement of biodiversity preservation among the state’s … Read more
We recognize Bay Nature is a regional magazine. We cover the counties touching San Francisco Bay and a bit beyond into Northern California. That’s part of what makes it an unusual publication, one that reports on places and people you … Read more
How Measure AA funds are being used to restore shorelines, wildlife habitat, and public access around the San Francisco Bay
As closures and financial losses mount, Bay Area organizations have cut back on staff or science.
Some say a landmark conservation deal is now a “vision unfulfilled”
In May, my family and I headed to Sycamore Grove Park near Livermore for a long stroll on Mother’s Day. Something about the dry heat and native, lazy-limbed sycamore trees there feels like an earlier version of California, and it … Read more
Skyline Gardens, an incredible hotspot for California native plants with sweeping views, doesn’t look like a garden. But it is.