It’s quite odd, when you stop and think about it, that landscapes shaped by millions of years of wind and rain and tectonic shifts, by countless millennia of vegetation growing and animals digging and dying, such that their boundaries follow the contours of nature, now find themselves shaped by people.
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.
Party cups—that would normally hold beer—painted fluorescent blue, yellow, and white rest atop a mess of dried-up orchardgrass and are tethered to the ground with a thin cord. Inside each cup is a slurry of soapy water and propylene glycol, … Read more
Building a team—be it a gaggle of Little League baseball players, a coalition in Congress, or a new tech business—requires the same tools. And so it is with stewarding nature.
Across the Golden State, conservation collectives are popping up like mushrooms after a hard rain. They’ve united as the California Landscape Stewardship Network. “Together we’re stronger” is their message.
Meeting One Tam’s creatures in 2 million photos
Nearly a thousand acres of the valley oak savanna, wetlands, and agricultural land that once dominated Silicon Valley will be protected
These islands in the Delta aren’t really islands at all anymore.
Linda Hunter pulls up to Bay Natives Nursery in Bayview-Hunters Point and opens the rear hatch of her gray Prius. Inside are several white plastic buckets full of shells. They come from oysters eaten the previous day by customers at … Read more
Seagrass beds are important to consider when regarding climate change not only because they can sequester carbon in soils, but also because seagrass may buffer against ocean acidity.
Water, naturally, seeps or springs up from the ground and flows downhill until it reaches an outlet. To restore a watershed you would need to protect all of that space—the springs, creek, and estuary mouth. To protect an entire watershed … Read more