It’s the first time a cub has ever been successfully reunited with its mom. But some local residents say it shouldn’t have been taken in the first place.
Wildflower Hike at Blair Ranch
Join this guided exploration of the springtime wildflowers at Blair Ranch! Blair Ranch features a mosaic of grasslands and oak woodlands, with beautiful views of the eastern Santa Cruz Mountains. Blair Ranch also boasts serpentine grasslands, a unique habitat type … Read more
In the Wake of Wildfire, Big Basin Redwoods State Park Partially Reopens to the Public
Big Basin State Park is not the lush, shady ancient forest it once was. In August 2020, 97 percent of the old-growth forest nestled in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains burned in the devastating CZU Lightning Complex fire. … Read more
As Fires Continue, Land Managers Start to Survey Ecological Damage and Recovery in Bay Area Parks
Burns have varied in intensity throughout the Bay Area, leading to different ecological effects.
Imagining and Treasuring Places We Love: CZU Fire Reflections
I write from a place of love, but also a place of pain. A place of excruciating unknowing. A place of imagination – imagining the worst, imagining the best, imagining change of a sort I’ve never encountered before in my … Read more
Save the Redwoods Reaches Deal for 564-Acre Cascade Creek Forest Near Año Nuevo
Save the Redwoods League has agreed on a deal to acquire 564 acres of redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, creating a new connection from Big Basin to Año Nuevo State Parks and protecting the headwaters of Cascade Creek. … Read more
Traffic Is Driving A Newt Massacre in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Citizen scientists tracking roadkill on Alma Bridge Road have counted an astonishing number of dead newts this season.
Key to Wildlife Photography is Knowing Your Subject
Sebastian Kennerknecht has eight shots in our upcoming October-December issue, more than any other photographer this time around. Partly that’s because he agreed to go out and shoot at the Farallon Islands for a story by Glen Martin about seabird … Read more