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When fire threatened her property, Glen Ellen resident Liz Bohan rounded up and evacuated her 24 sheep, then set up a Facebook group for people evacuating large animals and livestock. Within minutes, rescue resources started flooding in.
Tens of thousands of acres of wildlands and interface areas were blackened this past week and some are still burning, but there was also some good news on park lands that so far, have escaped unscathed.
As a result of the fires, many planned outdoors events for Sonoma County this week have been canceled or postponed. Others are still happening, hoping to provide a respite in places unaffected by fire.
Amid the coastal scrub and folded landscape of Tomales Point, herds of tule elk are performing their annual breeding rituals at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County.
A sunrise hike, storytelling with kids, or just a wellness jaunt are all on the menu this week.
For newbies to the kayak sport, an inflatable two-seater by Intex Explorer is a great starter kayak.
The enchanting wonder of the Mendocino County coastline will be the focus of a series of free, guided hikes sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management this fall.
Kayak fishing has a strong following on the North Coast, with locals and people from all over the state testing their skill on the rugged coastline and often-tumultuous waters.
Teen photographer Kelly Needleman’s images have gathered more than 13,000 followers on Instagram, and have appeared on the National Geographic, CNBC and ABC-TV websites.
Using a remotely operated diving vehicle, scientists explored the depths of the Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary to check out the ecosystem's health. What they found is amazing.