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Protecting open space, stopping sprawl
Nature isn't just the spectacle of the Sierra Nevada.

Why we work for higher density
Marin collabortive brings housing and environment together.

Marin prepares to preserve more open space
The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) is developing a 5-year Strategic Plan to almost double its protected landholdings.

Greening the Bay Area
Review of Richard A. Walker's, The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Marin Supervisors begin hearings on Countywide Plan
The Marin County Board of Supervisors will hold its first hearing on the Marin Countywide Plan and its Environmental Impact Report on Mon., Sep. 10.

Livermore - protecting open space and developing the downtown
The struggle to establish an urban growth boundary (UGB) in Livermore has been intense over the years.

Setting a standard for agricultural water use
North Livermore serves as model for integrating land and water use.

Planning with a recalcitrant developer
Keeping public control of the Albany shoreline.

Whither Richmond's shoreline?
General Plan process teeters between protection and development.

Adding Willis property to El Cerrito's Hillside Natural Area
One of the great community assets of El Cerrito ("Little Hill" in Spanish) is its Hillside Natural Area.

Ballot initiative will protect Moraga's open space
Moraga residents are planning an initiative to protect the town's open spaces.

Sunol quarry would damage wilderness lands
Oliver de Silva Inc. proposes to site a large quarrying operation in the pastoral Sunol Valley and within the Sunol/Ohlone Regional Wilderness.

Builders still loom at Patterson Ranch
Fremont's Patterson Ranch area, directly adjacent to Coyote Hills Regional Park, remains threatened with a major development.

Pittsburg's environment - the trees, the hills, and the ugly
Month by month, as Pittsburg's city government seems to struggle to draft a Hillside Protection Ordinance that gives as little protection to the hills as possible, it becomes easy to forget the city's successes.

Concord's chance for a great park
With the conversion of the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) to civilian use, Concord has a great opportunity.

Fire safety and forest health - are they compatible?
The Sierra Club's approach to fire-safety legislation

Chaparral and fire - a sensitive relationship
California's most extensive and misunderstood ecosystem: the chaparral.

San Francisco's Natural Areas Program: 27% of our parklands gets 1% of the budget
Endangered public lands are not just distant forests and mountains and deserts.

Natural Areas Plan in limbo
The core city program to protect and enhance San Francisco's biodiversity is the Recreation and Parks Department's Natural Areas Program (NAP)


2007 San Francisco Sierra Club Yodeler


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