On an unseasonably warm November day in a rural neighborhood in the western Sierra Nevada, men with chainsaws patrol a tree thicket that burned three years ago. One man, whose chaps have torn on his right thigh and whose shirt … Read more
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.
A year ago, Stanford University began removing the 120-year-old Lagunita Diversion Dam on San Francisquito Creek, which flows through Palo Alto and Menlo Park. As a result, last spring was the first migration season in over a century wherein California … Read more
It’s Saturday afternoon at Lands End in San Francisco. We are tired from all the weeding, but we feel alive and satisfied. A red-tailed hawk hovers above us, as if to signal that it’s time to end the program. We … Read more
The John Muir Land Trust needs to raise $2 million by May to create a new 84-acre open space park in Moraga.
Can the SFPUC’s new nursery slow the spread of a tree-killing fungus?
Can the native plant movement outlast its scientific and cultural critics?
The shutdown has resulted in messy parks. But in every crisis there’s an opportunity.
Ellie Cohen departs Point Blue Conservation Science after leading the organization through 20 years of rapid growth.
Can California teach an understanding of the natural world to every K-12 schoolkid in the state?
Should an animal’s intelligence change the way we treat it?