It’s not yet common, but in high-risk fire neighborhoods, Berkeley Hills residents may find that keeping their home insurance depends on how well their neighbors prune their property.
Remembering Tim Wallace, who helped start the Claremont Canyon Conservancy
Tim Wallace, a UC Berkeley economist, served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, canoed the length of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers and co-founded the Claremont Canyon Conservancy.
UC Berkeley removes hundreds of trees to ensure fire evacuation route
After years of opposition and lawsuits, Cal has succeeded in cutting down eucalyptus trees near campus.
Volunteer group breathes new life into a neglected local hill trail
Thanks to a group of volunteers who stepped up to take care of this hillside trail, many walkers are now enjoying the benefits of hiking it.
In Berkeley: Yarn bombing evolves into bark bombing
A Eucalyptus tree on the Claremont Canyon fire trail is enveloped in woven bark. Photo: Mark Humbert Mark Humbert and Karin Evans were walking along the path leading up Claremont Canyon when they spotted this new art form: bark bombing. Some industrious soul had woven strips of bark into a mat and hung it up […]
UC Berkeley expert talks about hillside tree removal plan
Eucalyptus is one of the non-native tree species that would be cut down under UC Berkeley’s fire risk reduction plan. Photo: Tracey Taylor Eucalyptus is one of the non-native tree species that would be cut down under UC Berkeley’s fire risk reduction plan. Photo: Tracey Taylor UC Berkeley has sought federal funds to cut down […]
Berkeley owl chick will soon branch out, says expert
The Great Horned Owl chick in its nest on the Claremont Canyon fire trail on April 24. Photo: Lee Aurich The owl chick that has been drawing crowds of fascinated adults and children to Berkeley’s Claremont Canyon trail, where its parents made a nest in a Eucalyptus tree some weeks ago, will soon began to […]
Photos: Baby owl on Berkeley trail is growing up fast
The Great Horned Owl chick in its nest in a Eucalyptus tree on Berkeley’s Claremont Canyon trail is maturing rapidly. Photos: prettiephotos The Great Horned Owl chick in its nest in a Eucalyptus tree on Berkeley’s Claremont Canyon trail is maturing rapidly. Photos: prettiephotos The Great Horned Owl nest on the Claremont Canyon fire trail […]
Large rattlesnake causes traffic back-up on Berkeley trail
A rattlesnake, about 3 feet long, crossing the Claremont Canyon fire trail Tuesday evening. Photo: Tracey Taylor Berkeley’s Claremont Canyon fire trail, one of the city’s most popular spots for swift bouts of aerobic hiking, is also a source of regular diversions. Last week it was an intriguing note, taped to a barrier at the […]
On Berkeley trails: After poop scoop why no poop pick-up?
Berkeleysider Alan Saldich has a question for certain Berkeley dog owners: why don’t they dispose of the poop after they’ve gone to the trouble of scooping it? “It really amazes me that dog owners go to all the admittedly gross effort (which I exert several times a day) to pick up feces in a little […]
Two Eucalyptus trees come down in Claremont canyon
Anyone taking a hike up the Claremont Canyon fire trail recently will have seen that two neighboring Eucalyptus trees, located on the second stretch of path after the first hair-pin turn, were ripped from the ground, we assume by the high winds and rain Berkeley has been experiencing over the past few days. The trees […]
Claremont Canyon fire-trail path closes for repairs
Hikers on the Claremont Canyon fire trail take note: the Tanglewood path that leads from Tanglewood Road to the entrance of the trail at Stonewall Road (pictured above) will be closed for (much needed) repairs from today, July 20. It is expected to re-open on Tuesday August 3.