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With the Government Shut Down, What Happens to Federally Funded Research?

October 07, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

National parks are not only recreational hubs, but they also serve as centers for scientific research and environmental monitoring programs. Since the federal government shutdown, researchers have been unable to continue their work running the risk that months of consistent study could be lost in a few weeks.


Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the first urban National Wildlife Refuge established in the United States, is dedicated to preserving and enhancing wildlife habitat, protecting migratory birds, protecting threatened and endangered species, and providing opportunities for wildlife-oriented recreation and nature study for the surrounding communities.

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Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge – Fremont

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This refuge, the largest urban wildlife refuge in the country, hosts over 280 species of birds each year over a ...

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A Happy Return for Bird’s Beak

April 01, 2011 by Erica Reder

It’s always nice to see plants and wildlife return to a restored site. But it’s especially nice when a plant that’s both rare and finicky shows up in a spot miles away from the nearest remaining population. That’s what happened when Point Reyes bird’s beak appeared at LaRiviere Marsh near Newark.

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A Squabble of Gulls

October 01, 2010 by Joe Eaton

Gulls don’t inspire the awe that a golden eagle or red-tailed hawk does. Or the affection we feel for hummingbirds. But the Bay Area’s dozen gull species  are true survivors: Adaptable, voracious predators, they breed by the thousands in the South Bay and at the Farallones, and it takes some determined biologists to keep an eye on them.

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New Golf Course in Menlo Park

January 01, 2006 by Aleta George

After hearing testimony from 89 speakers, bleary-eyed Menlo Park city council members voted 3 to 2 on November 1 to ...

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Bayshore Visitor Centers

October 01, 2005 by Kevin Cutler

For many Bay Area commuters, the San Francisco Bay is unfortunately more an obstacle to be crossed during rush hour ...

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Man in the Mud

October 01, 2004 by Lisa Owens-Viani

Since immigrating to the United States from Norway in the 1950s, Hallvard Haugnes spent almost every day of his life ...

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A Tall Order

October 01, 2004 by Glen Martin

There are many factors to consider—from endangered species and sediment deficits to flood control and budget deficits—when you restore 16,500 acres of salt ponds.

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Bay Activist: Florence LaRiviere

October 01, 2004 by Kathleen M. Wong

When Florence LaRiviere heard last year that 16,000 acres of Cargill’s salt ponds had been acquired for restoration, the longtime ...

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