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Point Reyes National Seashore

World Water Day: An Underwater look Into America's National Parks

Theresa Pierno | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Theresa Pierno

At the National Parks Conservation Association, our work can often be described as a "battle of inches," with many efforts that are punctuated by small milestones achieved over extended periods of time.

'Conflict Oysters': Feds Face Greens in California Food Fight

Curtis Ellis | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Curtis Ellis

The conflict isn't between armed factions in an African kleptocracy, but between a family farm north of San Francisco and the federal government that wants to shut it down.

Federal Judge Rules Against California Company In Landmark Case

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

In what may be a final blow to California's only oyster cannery, a federal appeals court upheld a ruling that terminated the historic farm's lease in ...

Stealing the Heart of a National Park: Oyster Company's Alliance With Big Oil

Helen Grieco | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Helen Grieco

Recent developments demonstrate how deeply involved the Drakes Bay Oyster Company is in the larger political agenda aimed squarely at opening up our most treasured landscapes to inappropriate commercial uses.

Tilting at Windmills

Helen Grieco | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Helen Grieco

This month, a U.S. District court ruled that yes, the commercial Drakes Bay Oyster Company squatting in Point Reyes National Seashore after its lease expired had to vacate as long planned.

A Deal Is a Deal

Lynn Scarlett | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Lynn Scarlett

This tale might appear to be a poster story for economy versus environment and business versus bureaucrats. Why terminate a permit for a business that generated jobs -- and food?

Balanced Conservation

Bill Midcap | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Bill Midcap

Last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar found an intelligent solution to a controversial debate in northern California by balancing conservation with preservation of the local ranching heritage.

PHOTOS: Hidden Camera Reveals Marin's Most Exotic Animals

Posted 11.21.2012 | San Francisco

Ever wonder what a bobcat looks like in the dark? For nearly two decades, scientists have been monitoring the wildlife that lives in Marin's rustic...

One Of History's Most Famous Explorers May Have Landed Right On The Bay

AP | Posted 05.20.2012 | San Francisco

PT. REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. -- The U.S. government is poised to settle the long-running historical dispute over where British explorer Sir Fra...

The Public Sides With Point Reyes Wilderness

Sylvia Earle | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Sylvia Earle

It is not difficult for either the casual park visitor or the seasoned scientist to recognize the ecological significance of Drakes Estero. Today, we understand the importance of protecting our beautiful and fragile coastline.

Drakes Bay Oyster Farm Dispute Spreads All The Way To Capitol Hill

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 02.09.2012 | San Francisco

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. -- A creaky wooden scow piled high with gnarled oysters slides over the water toward wooden racks hung with rows...