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.
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.
After years of opposition and lawsuits, Cal has succeeded in cutting down eucalyptus trees near campus.
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.
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 on a tree. The artist inscribed the name of the piece into one of the strips: “Always […]
UC Berkeley has sought federal funds to cut down 22,000 non-native trees in Strawberry Canyon and Claremont Canyon with the goal of reducing the risk of fires. The project is a continuation of work the university has been doing for the last decade on its land. There has been some opposition to the proposal, including […]
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 “branch out” and explore its surroundings before making its first flight, says Doug Bell, Wildlife Progam Manager at East Bay Regional Parks. […]
The Great Horned Owl nest on the Claremont Canyon fire trail has been a source of great interest for hikers, birders and, yes, Berkeleyside readers. We first reported on the nest on March 12 when we received reports of the parent owls diving down on unleashed dogs on the trail. In early April we published […]
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 foot of the path, which caught our attention. Yesterday it was a potentially more dangerous beast. A […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.