Bay Nature’s July-September issue explores cutting-edge and controversial approaches to restoring the Bay Area’s environment. Writer Joan Hamilton talks to conservation groups logging disturbed redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains in an effort to bring back old growth groves that support imperiled species. Our On the Trail story looks at new opportunities to camp on private land, an idea that supports landowners and means more camping spots for everyone. Delving into genetic engineering breakthroughs, Bay Nature editor Alison Hawkes investigates their potential to eradicate invasive species or cause unforeseen problems. Our Conservation in Action department explores the “perversely optimistic” vision of leading ecologist Peter Baye to bring back the arguably uncharismatic California sea-blite to the Bay’s shores. The issue also features: An examination of sand; the historic return of California least terns; a lively interview with retired Heyday Books publisher Malcolm Margolin, and much more.
Cover photo by Jerry Ting.