Gulls Galore

Though many people think all "seagulls" are alike, Alvaro Jaramillo loves to share the fascinating stories of our diverse local gulls with those wanting to learn more. A senior biologist with San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, he astonishes tour groups with his encyclopedic knowledge not only of the wide array of gull species that live here with us in the Bay Area, but also the various life stages of each, and at what time of year they appear. He reminds us that gulls are one example of how…


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Where have all the Herring Gone?

By Alastair Bland Pete has fished San Francisco Bay for nearly all of his 60 years. A lifelong San Francisco resident who keeps his last name to himself, he recalls herring runs in the 1970s the likes of which rarely, if ever, occur anymore. “I remember herring spawns that went from Oyster Point…


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Fire Stewardship with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band

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. When people think of California Indian culture and cultural resources, they often look at tangible…

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