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Could the ghost of John Muir save Alhambra Hills from development?

August 08, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

The family and fans of John Muir say the hills outside of his Martinez estate should be saved to preserve his legacy.


Burrowing owls make a comeback in hubbub of Silicon Valley

June 10, 2013 by Constance Taylor

Burrowing owls are finding habitat alongside the massive tech companies of Silicon Valley, thanks to an effort to show how the quizzical birds can adapt to humans when given the chance.

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Devil’s Slide tunnels an environmental success story

March 25, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

What could have been at Devil's Slide makes you appreciate the tunnels that came to be.

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Foster City’s developer faces sea level rise

December 12, 2012 by Claire Schoen

Meet the Fosters, the family who build Foster City out of former wetlands on the San Francisco Bay. They and their neighbors now face the difficult scenario of sea level rise. VIDEO.

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San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Born of the efforts to prevent massive filling of San Francisco Bay in the 1960s, BCDC regulates new fill and other proposals or activities that impact the health of the Bay.

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Marin Conservation League

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Works to protect Marin County open spaces and weighs in on land use changes, new construction, and other development.

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Warm Springs Unit Expansion

July 01, 2008 by Aleta George

With no April showers, the largest vernal pool in the Warm Springs Unit of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay ...

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Shifting Sands

April 01, 2008 by Jules Evens

At the mouth of Tomales Bay, sand dunes and seasonal wetlands coexist uneasily with California's largest coastal campground. The dunes at Lawson's Landing, home to rare butterflies and plants like the dune tansy, are among the few left of a once-common coastal habitat that could be restored and maintained as a healthy, functioning ecosystem. But can that be accomplished without driving out the family-run camping operation at the dunes that, since 1957, has been an affordable summer getaway for thousands of visitors?

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After the Storm

October 01, 2007 by Jocelyn Combs

From the early 1980s until his death in 1992, Bob Walker took photos that captured the beauty of the East Bay's wildlands, and his advocacy marshaled public support for protecting those landscapes, leading to the purchase of more than 30,000 acres for public open space. In fall 2007, a new book of Walker's work gave us the opportunity to revisit the luminous landscape photography of this local conservation hero.

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Coyote Valley: Another Drive-By Extinction?

October 01, 2007 by David Carroll

As we report in The Checkerspot Comes Home, Coyote Ridge southeast of San Jose is one of the last refuges ...

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