Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 4, 2020

Bay Nature Talks

Infectious Disease and the Environment  Tuesday, October 6th at 4:00 pm

Not everyone’s heard the story of how plague reached the U.S. in the early 1900s via San Francisco ports, and even fewer know that the infectious disease found a reservoir in western wildlife.

In this Bay Nature Talks webinar, editor in chief Victoria Schlesinger will be joined by writer and historian Elena Conis to discuss Conis’s new Bay Nature article.

The webinar will cover the history of plague in the Bay Area, its movement from wildlife to humans back to wildlife, and what we can learn about COVID-19 from the 120-year history of plague in the West.

Register Today!

Tennessee Hollow Watershed Restoration  Tuesday, October 13th at 4:00 pm

Twenty years ago, planners in San Francisco’s Presidio had a once-in-a-generation opportunity: take a former Army Base in the middle of the second most dense urban area in the country and restore its buried-and-forgotten watershed.

Today, the project is nearly complete, with the newest section, Quartermaster Reach, opening to the public in December.

How did they do it? We’ll talk with Presidio Trust ecologist and Associate Director of Natural Resources Lew Stringer about the ideas, challenges, and successes of the restoration of the Tennessee Hollow Watershed in the heart of the city.

Register Today!

Past Bay Nature Talks Are you all caught up on your Bay Nature Talks? You can view recordings of past talks and keep up-to-date on what’s next at

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