From Bay Nature magazineOctober-December 2016


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.

The Burning Question in the East Bay Hills: Eucalyptus Is Flammable Compared to What?

October 18, 2016 by Zach St. George

Twenty-five years after the Oakland Hills fire, people still disagree about whether blue gum eucalyptus is a fire threat in the East Bay Hills


Rethinking Eucalyptus

October 18, 2016 by David Loeb

Twenty-five years after the Tunnel Fire, Bay Nature Publisher David Loeb assesses California's wildfire regime and eucalyptus trees.

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How the Australian Eucalyptus Came to the East Bay Hills

October 18, 2016 by Zach St. George

A 19th century industrialist and his legacy of trees.

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New East Bay Ecological Reserve Welcomes Hikers, Bikers, Birders, and Boaters

October 14, 2016 by Robin Meadows

Eden Landing's 6,400 acres of salt ponds are being restored to marsh and shorebird habitat, and now welcome human visitors.

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After Decades Away, River Otters Make a Triumphant Return to the Bay Area

September 27, 2016 by Kat McGowan

Scientists and volunteers track the river otter's remarkable return, and how to keep it going


What’s Next for the Redwoods?

July 11, 2016 by Joan Hamilton

A bold new design for the redwood forests of the 21st century is forged in the Santa Cruz Mountains


Re-Coding for Conservation

June 27, 2016 by Alison Hawkes

We can now alter the genomes of invasive species to slow their advance. Should we?


Into the Realm of Awe

June 27, 2016 by David Loeb

There's something about old-growth redwoods. But there's something about second-growth, too.

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A Tern For the Better

June 16, 2016 by Chelsea Leu

A human created habitat in Hayward and Alameda gives the endangered Least Tern a shot at survival.

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Measure AA for a Clean and Healthy Bay

June 07, 2016 by Alison Hawkes

Residents of the Bay Area’s nine counties have passed a $12-per-year parcel tax to raise $500 million toward wetlands restoration and other Bay shoreline improvements over the next 20 years in what will be a historic influx in funding for the Bay.

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