Center for Environmental Reporting

Living and fishing in the Bodega Bay area for 55 years, Dick is forced to confront the realities of a warming ocean, the creation of a Marine Projected Area in the local fishing grounds, and derelict crab pots. Dick wants to see organic, sustainable fishing practices but daunting challenges are caus...
Three Ocean Advocates: Inspiring Change - Tess Felix
After a major storm, Tess Felix found Stinson Beach, her local beach in California, covered in plastic debris, making her aware of the magnitude of the plastic pollution in the ocean. Tess’s art form shifted that day. She began to assemble large portraits of her eco heroes from the plastic she colle...
Carissa Koopmann Rivers, a fifth generation cattle rancher, runs her operation, Rivers Red Angus, at Curry Canyon Ranch in the hills of Mount Diablo in collaboration with a conservation organization – Save Mount Diablo. Her Red Angus cattle graze on the landscape’s grasses and forage, which abates f...
For years, San Jose's Eastside neighborhoods have been underserved and misunderstood, cut off from the rest of the City by both physical and cultural barriers. But nestled right underneath the massive 280/680/101 freeway interchange is the urban farm Veggielution, which works to create connections b...
Northern California is home to a diverse array of grassroots organizations and individuals who are striving to change our world for the better. On this episode of Bay Area Bountiful, we explore People Power.
Fire Stewardship with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Short Story
Amah Mutsun Tribal Chair Val Lopez and CSU Chico's Don Hankins explain the vital potential that controlled burning has, both in terms of the health of California's wildlands and its indigenous people. For more information:
San Vicente Redwoods Short Story
San Vicente Redwoods is a large tract of protected land near Bonny Doon in northwestern Santa Cruz County. Managed by four partner land trusts it was profoundly impacted by the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fires. Peninsula Open Space Trust's Irina Kogan and forester Nadia Hamey report on how the land...
CALFIRE's battle with the CZU Lightning Complex Fires Short Story
CZU Unit Fire Chief Ian Larkin recounts the harrowing development of the Santa Cruz Mountain fires of 2020, and cites changes in climate as a main contributing factor.
Pescadero's Puente Short Story
Social services agency Puente de la Costa Sur in Pescadero was uniquely qualified to assist with San Mateo County's emergency services during the CZU Lightning Complex Fires of 2020. Executive Director Rita Mancera describes how the nonprofit's deep connection to the community was a key factor in he...
Counting Sheep Short Story
Full Circle Wool, a grazing operation run by shepherd Marie Hoff, uses a flock of primitive sheep to graze cover crop on agricultural lands, as well as reduce wildfire fuels around small properties. We are introduced to this unique flock during lambing season, and we’ll come face-to-face with some t...
Baby Goats Short Story
Celebrating Spring, Bay Area Bountiful visited Redwood Hill Farm and their herd of happy dairy goats. Yes, baby goats are as cute and as lovable as they look, and you can come play with them too! Producing nationally-distributed yogurt and kefir in their Sebastopol creamery, Redwood Hill Farm has be...
For over 30 years the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center -- known as "W-E-R-C "-- has been rescuing injured local wildlife and nursing them back to health in Morgan Hill. Among the most charismatic patients at the Center this time of year are baby opossums, who are fostered with tremendous...

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