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Ventana Wilderness Alliance

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The mission of the Ventana Wilderness Alliance is to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness qualities and biodiversity of the public lands within California's northern Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast.

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Forged by Fire

October 01, 2009 by Lester Rowntree

We know that wildfire is a key part of the ecology of the Bay Area and has played a major role in shaping our landscapes. Yet it's simply not possible to let fires burn naturally in an urban region such as ours. But just to the south, the 240,000-acre Ventana Wilderness near Big Sur is large and remote enough to allow for the return of a natural fire regime. That's what has happened over the past 30 years as a series of lightning-ignited wildfires has helped shape both a living laboratory of fire ecology and an increasingly diverse landscape.

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California Condor Update

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

The fate of the California condor appears somewhat brighter today thanks to successful restoration, rehabilitation, and reintroduction efforts undertaken over ...


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