A first-of-its-kind analysis looked at the health of East Bay wildlife, from bats to bobcats and salamanders to steelhead. Two major mapping projects will dive deep into vegetation and wildfire hazard.
East Bay Regional Park District
Parks throughout the East Bay hills will close Sunday, Monday due to fire risk
The East Bay Regional Park District is closing 40 parks in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, including Tilden and Wildcat and Claremont canyons, amid this weekend’s heat wave.
New rock garden opens in Tilden
The small rock garden, highlighting native alpine plants from the high Sierra Nevada, opened on Saturday in the Tilden botanic garden.
Roads closed for Fourth of July due to fire danger in Berkeley
Fireworks remain prohibited, and several roads and parking lots commonly used as viewpoints for Fourth of July celebrations in the Berkeley Hills will be closed to vehicles.
Illicit concert series goes legit, but secret maps and moonlit merriment are here to stay
A Berkeley composer has been organizing hike-in covert concerts since 2018. Last weekend, blessed with city funding, he hosted Moonstruck’s first legal performance.
Brickyard Cove, Berkeley’s new park with a view of the Bay, opens to the public￼
A park with sweeping views, wildflowers and wildlife has opened near the Berkeley Marina along University Avenue.
What to do about Jewel Lake? Leave it, dredge it or route the creek around it?
With sediment building up, the future of the Tilden Park lake is now being decided.
Remembering Tilden’s ‘Ranger Tim,’ who hooted at owls and bent eucalyptus into jungle gyms
Tim Gordon guided generations of Tilden’s Junior Rangers and Ranger Rovers through the wilds of the forest.
East Bay park district disputes fire agency’s effort to dictate wildfire management policy
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District has cited the East Bay Regional Park District for code violations, but does it have authority to do so?
The big picture: Wildfire danger, risk and history in Berkeley
How dangerous are wildfires? What’s the history of wildfires? What activities are dangerous during fire season? What apps can help?
Coyote bounty earns reproach for Berkeley man whose cat got eaten
Coyote sightings are flooding social media, though pet killings are down this year in Berkeley. Many wildlife experts agree: Coyotes will adapt, and we’ll have to learn to live with them.
Hungry deer, shrinking ponds, speeding golf balls: the drought’s toll around Berkeley
Strawberry Creek and the city’s trees are doing OK, but Lake Anza is unswimmable, turtles are getting run over by cars and wild pigs may be moving in.