Bay Nature Magazine celebrates the “Year of the Bay” with a special section on the history of Bay wetlands restoration in the North and South Bay
Berkeley, July 1, 2013 — 100,000 acres restored: That’s the number wetlands experts look to as the goal for a healthy Bay ecosystem. So how is our region doing in its efforts to reach this ambitious goal and restore the natural diversity of the largest estuary on the west coast of North America?
Pretty well so far, it turns out, with several dozen projects underway around the Bay, but there are some big challenges ahead. “Baylands Reborn: Restoration and Renewal on San Francisco Bay” * — a special 16-page insert in the July- September 2013 issue of Bay Nature magazine — traces the development of the art and science of wetland restoration over the past three decades and looks at the enormous benefits for wildlife and society these pioneering restoration initiatives have produced. Written by award-winning environmental journalist Ariel Rubissow Okamoto, Baylands Reborn also looks ahead to the serious threats posed by sea level rise and reduced funding to see how scientists, managers, and advocates are preparing for an uncertain and challenging future.
Other feature stories in the July-September 2013 issue of Bay Nature include:
Into the Forest – Finding Your Way to Butano: Come explore the shady redwood forests of Big Basin State Park’s lesser-known cousin, Butano State Park, and learn about efforts to protect the endangered marbled murrelets that nest here.
Demystifying Mist: Follow researchers up into old-growth redwoods to see how scientists are using innovative techniques to learn how climate change will impact coastal fog, and in turn, our iconic redwood forests.
Miniature Marvels in the Bay: Be surprised and delighted at National Geographic photographer David Liitschwager’s photos of microscopic Bay plankton, part of his “One Cubic Foot” series of images exploring biodiversity around the world.
Leaves of Three: The Rash Success of Poison Oak: Joe Eaton and Ron Sullivan explore the good and bad sides of the colorful native plant people love to hate.
The (Oft heard but rarely seen) Wrentit: High fidelity in the scrub.
“Fun on the Bay” Photo Contest Winners!
Launched in January 2001, Bay Nature is a full-color quarterly magazine dedicated to the informed and joyful exploration of the natural world of the Bay Area. It is available both by subscription and at bookstores, newsstands and park visitor centers throughout the Bay Area. For more information, visit baynature.org.
* To set up interviews or obtain free copies of the Baylands Reborn supplement, please contact Beth Slatkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-528-8550 x107.