Fifty-seven monarchs were counted overwintering at Gill Tract Farm last year. A group of farmers pushed back to get protective measures added to UC Berkeley’s development plans, and won.
About 1,500 acres of trees in the East Bay Regional Park District have been affected by a new die-off pattern that’s seen as dangerous during fire season.
The closures will last through the Fourth of July and only Grizzly Peak Boulevard residents will be able to pass checkpoints.
The epicenter of the quake, which was reported at 6:29 p.m., was not far from Lake Chabot in San Lorenzo.
Fire risk will be offset by low winds and a cool marine layer later in the week
The historic garden, which fell into disrepair, was restored to glory through various tax measures and the general fund.
Dry, gusty conditions are combining to increase wildfire risk in the Berkeley and East Bay hills.
Drought is the likely culprit in the first die-back pattern researchers have seen in the Bay Area.
The trembler had a quake depth of about 3.4 miles.