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The endangered coho salmon that inhabit the Russian River watershed are fighting for their survival. What threat do recent California wildfires pose to these fish and what are conservationists doing to save the coho from extinction? Watch this Bay Area Bountiful video to find out. (Producer-Director...
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Bay Area Bountiful: Tracking Wildlife
Bay Area naturalists are hot on the trail of our local animal residents to better understand their movements and figure out ways to protect them. We learn about the landmark preservation accomplishments entailed in establishing the North Coyote Valley Preserve in San Jose and how it maintains and im...
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Close Encounters of a Virtual Kind
Take a virtual journey to visit sheep, giraffe, goats, cheetahs, antelope, flamingos, lemurs, rhinoceros, zebra and other animals. Filmmaker Joshua Dylan Mellars talks with the animals' caretakers to find out how Bay Area organizations are protecting them and using virtual experiences to raise aware...
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Bay Area Bountiful: Makers
On this edition of Bay Area Bountiful, we bring you the creations of Makers. First, we’ll step into the workshop of modern day luthiers, hand crafting works of art using sustainably sourced materials. Then, we’ll learn about natural fiber producers and clothing designers who work within a regional s...
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Preserving Traditions
On this edition of Bay Area Bountiful, we explore some of the traditions of native people and their relationship to the environment. First, we visit Sonoma County where Pomo basket weavers are preserving this ancient tradition and caring for the habitats that sustain the plants used to make the bask...
The Pomo basket-weaving tradition in Northern California has been passed down for generations. But development projects and the encroachment of invasive non-native plant species continue to threaten the survival of the native plants used to make the baskets. Clint McKay and his family are working to...
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Tracking SF’s coyotes from the Presidio to Bernal Hill
Max Brimelow and Miki Katoni track coyotes traveling in the Bernal Hill area and elsewhere in San Francisco. They also follow Jonathan Young, a wildlife ecologist with the Presidio Trust. Young is documenting the 15-year history of coyotes appearing within the city limits. Suburban areas have grown...
Pedro Cota uncovers a story at the intersection of immigration and environmental health. Long lines of cars and trucks queue up awaiting permission to pass through the busy Tijuana/San Diego border crossing. The significant number of carbon emitting vehicles is having serious adverse health effects...
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Grow Rules
Pedro Cota and Kristen Hwang explore the dark side of some marijuana cultivation. Illegal growers are diverting water and using banned pesticides, leading to the environmental destruction of our land and waterways. As regulation squeezes legal farmers, illegal growers are increasingly polluting our...
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The Last Straw
Julian Jordan presents a jarring short film that expresses the problems, causes, and effects of plastic pollution in our oceans. We explore the complex issues behind ocean pollution through the views of both young people and scientists. This film offers the unique perspective of teens who will soon...
On this edition of BAY AREA BOUNTIFUL, we present a student environmental film festival. First, we learn about the crisis of plastic in the world’s oceans, then we explore how increasing regulation and illegal marijuana growing are putting a strain on legal growers. Finally, we look at coyotes in Sa...
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Bay Area Bountiful: Sustainable Landscapes
The already arid climate of Northern California is further challenged by the effects of climate change, and even native plants are struggling to survive. When we implement smart landscaping practices, we conserve water and encourage the development of California's native ecology.
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