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The “Ivory-Billed Woodpecker of Rare Wildflowers” is Now An Unlikely Symbol of Success in an Era of Extinction

June 28, 2017 by David Rains Wallace

The Mount Diablo Buckwheat disappeared in the 1930s. It was thought to be extinct. A single population was rediscovered in 2005. And then last year botanists found a new population numbering in the millions. How has this rarest of rare plants survived?

 

Two Almost Identical Lupines Live in the Same Place. One is Rare, One Not. Why?

June 28, 2017 by Alexander Fox

A new journal article tries to answer an ecological mystery at Point Reyes.

 

The Charms of Tolay Lake Regional Park

June 28, 2017 by Greg Sarris

In the Alaguali tradition, this lake in Sonoma County was a place of healing. Charmstones found in the lake bed date to more than 4,000 years old, and come from as far away as Mexico.

 

Are the Bay Area’s Parks Too Crowded?

June 28, 2017 by Jeremy Miller

Are crowded parks, like traffic or sprawl, another symptom of the Bay Area’s economic boom? Not necessarily.

 

José González on Growing Latino Outdoors

June 28, 2017 by Victor Reyes

Latino Outdoors is a familiar part of the California conservation landscape. Now its founder is ready for LO to take its place alongside the Sierra Club and Nature Conservancy.

 

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