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An Early Look at How the North Bay Fires Have Impacted Undeveloped Land in the Region

October 20, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Initially, it appears the fires played an ecological role for open spaces and undeveloped lands.

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Meet Bay Nature’s 2016 Local Heroes

November 02, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature Institute announces its Local Hero Award winners for 2016, and a special fourth award, presented to Bay Nature co-founder Malcolm Margolin.

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Mapping the Bay Area’s Wild Places

June 04, 2015 by Beth Slatkin

Guiding people through the wilderness - and empowering them with the tools to protect it - comes naturally to GreenInfo Network Executive Director and Bay Nature board chair emeritus Larry Orman.

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July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature


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Three Peaks, One Day, No Car

June 13, 2011 by Carly Peltier

This coming weekend, you could count yourself among an elite few folks who use only bicycles and mass transit to summit the Bay Area's three major peaks in one day. Or join in for just one or two. Or follow along and learn just how far you can get without a car.

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A Vision for Open Space

April 29, 2011 by Beth Slatkin

Bettina Ring is Executive Director of the Bay Area Open Space Council, a group of 60 organizations dedicated to protecting and maintaining the Bay Area's network of open space lands, including its parks, trails and agricultural lands.

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Big Plans for Wild Lands

April 01, 2011 by Glen Martin

When it comes to the challenge of preserving biodiversity in the face of climate change, population growth, and other pressures, you have to think big. A new regional plan does just that with a proposal for a comprehensive Conservation Lands Network whose implementation would help ensure the preservation of diverse habitats essential for the survival of healthy populations of native species.

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Open Space Council Turns 20

January 04, 2010 by Aleta George

The Bay Area has dozens of great open space agencies. Two decades ago, during a down economy, they got together to create an Open Space Council. It turned out to be a very good idea indeed.

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License Plates to Support Bay Area Open Space

October 01, 2008 by Aleta George

Now there’s a new way to support wildlife habitat, farmland, and public recreation in the Bay Area. The Nature Within ...

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Greenbelt Alliance Turns 50

July 01, 2008 by Aleta George

The Warm Springs Unit, like many other relatively small protected areas throughout the region, may not look like much compared ...

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