The Summer of Crazy

From humpbacks breaching by the Santa Cruz Wharf to an algae-slimed Del Monte Beach, Monterey Bay is a strange place these days. What’s driving the warmest-water summer on record. Published in Hilltromper Santa Cruz | 2014 by L. Clark Tate Aug. 13, 2014—Relationships are so complex. She’s hot when I thought she’d be cold. She offers up […]

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A Forester for The Trees

A day with Nadia Hamey, the forester developing a sustainable yield logging plan for Cemex Redwoods. Hilltromper Santa Cruz | 2013 Words and Photo By L. Clark Tate Oct. 11, 2013—I envisioned a hike with forester Nadia Hamey, despite knowing quite a bit about her progressive practices, to be something like a walk in the […]

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Essential Eco

Series Published by Women’s Movement | 2012-2013 By L. Clark Tate Profitable Preserves, Foraging Maps, and More Preservation for Profit. New research shows that marine conservation areas provide more than wildlife habitat, beauty, and excellent snorkeling opportunities, reports National Geographic. The scientific paper, called “A General Business Model for Marine Reserves,” found that the preserves also serve […]

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