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.

2016 Local Hero Award Winner for Environmental Education

October 20, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Thanks to Allen Fish's passionate and dedicated leadership, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is a recognized leader in both raptor research and the rapidly growing field of citizen science.

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At Mountain Lake, One Last Chance to See the Turtles Off

October 14, 2015 by Lauren McNulty

“This turtle release is symbolic of so much transformation."

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Bay Nature Co-Founders Honored at CGF Gala

October 05, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

On October 4, 2015, the Committee for Green Foothills honored Bay Nature co-founders David Loeb and Malcolm Margolin (publisher of Heyday Books) for their significant contributions to the Bay Area nature community.

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What Flows Beneath Temescal

September 08, 2015 by Coby McDonald

Temescal Creek flows through concrete culverts from Lake Temescal through the flats of Oakland and Emeryville, into San Francisco Bay—out of sight and largely out of mind. Creek advocates are hoping to change that.


The Peninsula Watershed: To Open, Or Not To Open?

August 20, 2015 by Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton

The 23,000 acres around Crystal Springs are prime hiking territory in an urban region desperate for more places to get outdoors. They're also home to numerous endangered species, and critical to San Francisco's drinking water supply.


Q&A: The Unseen Peninsula’s Private Photographer

August 20, 2015 by Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton

“I am what poet, farmer, essayist and author Wendell Berry might call a placed person, and this is my home.”

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After Decades Away, Western Pond Turtles Come Home to Mountain Lake

July 28, 2015 by Lauren McNulty

Biologists released western pond turtles into Mountain Lake, marking another big step in the San Francisco lake's comeback.

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On a Now-Protected Ranch Above Tomales Bay, a Chance to ‘Give the Land What It Deserves’

July 10, 2015 by Brett Simpson

A rare agricultural biodiversity survey gives MALT a chance to explore its stunning new acquisition above Tomales Bay.


Bayview: On the Trail, With Wheels

July 06, 2015 by David Loeb

Bay Nature's publisher wrestles with the issue of bikes in parks.

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The Randall Museum Closes for a Makeover, and the Animals Get a Big Adventure

July 01, 2015 by Chelsea Leu

On moving day at the remodeling Randall Museum, beloved animals leave their home for the next year.

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