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Bay Nature magazineJuly-September 2015

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Phytophthora: New Strains Breaking the Mold

June 29, 2015 by Alison Hawkes

Phytophthoras, Greek for “plant destroyers,” certainly live up to the name. Once introduced to a location, they can spread undetected in the soil or in water and wreak havoc on crops, nursery stock, and natural ecosystems.

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Learning to Love the Presidio’s Ancient Dune Ecosystem

January 28, 2015 by Katie Harrington

Ecologists hope that by reviving a rare dune ecosystem, the public will come to appreciate it as much as the forest.


Marsh Once More: The Bay Trail Takes Off at Hamilton Airfield

July 10, 2014 by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto

Looking out across the 650-acre project toward the distant Godzilla arm of the backhoe against the blue sky, I finally see on the ground what the planners and engineers have been describing to me ever since I first began writing stories about Hamilton ten years ago: a tapestry of habitats.


Why exactly is Muir Beach closed to parking until the end of the year?

August 15, 2013 by Will Fraker

The National Park Service is in the final stages of a restoration project to restore the watershed and protect coho salmon.

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Pedro Point’s Transformation, for Wildlife and People

March 22, 2013 by Heather Mack

Volunteers are transforming Pedro Point, home to the new Devil's Slide tunnels, into a healthier wildlife habitat that's also a great outdoors destination.


Finding my Charlie Brown perfect at San Pedro Headlands

November 27, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

The San Pedro Headlands offers up the ultimate solution in "sustainable" Christmas trees -- restoring coastal scrubland by removing Monterey pine. My tree was a little short of perfect, but one to remember. (Alison Hawkes)

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Vallejo Watershed Alliance

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Vallejo Watershed Alliance is a community-based organization working to preserve and enhance Vallejo's waterways through habitat enhancement and restoration, environmental education, and partnerships.

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Santa Clara County Creeks Coalition

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

We are advocates for living stream in Santa Clara County where we hope to transform all of our streams into living streams.

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San Francisco Estuary Project

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A federal-state-local partnership, the San Francisco Estuary Project developed and supports the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan to protect and restore the Estuary. We work to attract and direct federal and other resources to local and regional needs; support needed scientific and watershed information gathering; inform the public and policy makers on estuarine issues; convene collaborative work groups around key estuary issues; and support local organizations in conducting research and implementing the defined goals and objectives of the estuary management plan.

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July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Bay Area's eight REI stores sponsor outdoor events and restoration work, in addition to selling outdoor goods.

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