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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.

Rainbow Trout Return to Orinda After Half-Century Away

April 03, 2017 by Alexander Fox

Trout stopped swimming upstream from San Pablo Reservoir after the construction of a small dam in the 1960s. But when storms and workers cleared debris from the dam, the trout swam past.

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How the East Bay Shoreline Became A Park for the People

March 28, 2017 by Lisa Krieger

A walk through the tumultuous history of the East Bay's popular shoreline park.

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A Mountaintop with Panoramic Bay Area Views, Closed to the Public for 59 Years, Opens This Fall

March 28, 2017 by Elizabeth Devitt

At the "resting place of the hummingbirds," a panoramic view of the Bay Area that few from the general public have ever seen.

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Letter to the Editor: Protecting Diversity Is the Opposite of Xenophobia

February 23, 2017 by Doug Johnson

Some non-native species are okay. But not all of them.

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Sea Otter Adoptees Born in Elkhorn Slough

January 01, 2017 by Elizabeth Devitt

A surrogate sea otter program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium has helped grow the wild otter population in Elkhorn Slough.

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Bay Area Nature’s All-Hands-On-Deck Moment

January 01, 2017 by David Loeb

The Bay is healthier now than it has been at any time in the past 50 years. And that’s because people in this century decided to work together across disciplines and institutional boundaries to reverse the damage done over the previous two centuries.

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Rue Mapp on Doubling Down on Black Joy in Nature

December 24, 2016 by Rue Mapp

"The story of Outdoor Afro really begins, for me, in my own family."

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Skip the Elephants and Tigers, These Children’s Books Feature Local Wildlife

December 19, 2016 by Alison Hawkes

With the holidays underway and the kids out of school, now's a good time to curl up with some reads. Why not make them about California?

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A Letter from the Publisher

November 09, 2016 by David Loeb

Bay Nature publisher David Loeb reflects on what makes America truly great.

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Pilot Project to Remove 350 Creosote-Treated Pilings from San Pablo Bay

November 04, 2016 by Victoria Schlesinger

There are 33,000 creosote-treated pilings in the Bay leaching toxins that harm herring.

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