Apr-Jun 2011 Issue
Special Section: Big Plans for Wild Lands Glen Martin brings us the story of an ambitious proposal for a Conservation Lands Network to preserve local biodiversity over the long haul. And the scientists and mapmakers can back it all up with data -- while making it remarkably accessible to anyone with a stake in the protection of local habitats.
The Color of Flight Tour some East Bay sites with longtime nature writer Joe Eaton, who tracked butterflies with Jan Southworth -- creator of a nectar garden at Coyote Hills Regional Park -- and artist/lepidopterist extraordinaire Liam O'Brien, who rarely misses a local butterfly count.
Sedimental Journey West Marin reporter Jacoba Charles gets to the bottom on Bolinas Lagoon -- some say it's still in danger of silting in. Others say climate change and sea level rise will change that fate utterly.
"Seal the Deal!" That's the advice of Marty Griffin, a physician who devoted his life to protecting the Marin and Sonoma coast. He helped save Bolinas Lagoon and Tomales Bay from a freeway, was instrumental int eh founding of Audubvon Canyon Ranch, and went on to fight gravel mining on the Russian River. All in a day's work!
Head east this spring -- to Jepson Prairie in Solano County, where vernal pools fill with winter rains that fuel remarkable waves of wildflowers.
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