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Brian Fagan: Sea Level Rise and the Discovery of Doggerland
 
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Sea level rise is a reality. Brian Fagan takes us 20,000 years into the past for a look at our changing coastal landscape, and talks about the discovery of Doggerland, which existed on the site of what is now the North Sea.
Cheryl Strayed: When My Mom Died
 
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Cheryl Strayed's writing has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including The New York Times Magazine, Vogue and The Best New American Voices. Her best-selling book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. It details Strayed's decision to backpack alone for 1,100 miles from California to Oregon following the loss of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage.
San Vicente Redwoods - A Promise of a Protected Landscape
 
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San Vicente Redwoods was the first property saved through POST’s Heart of the Redwoods campaign and, at 8,532 acres, is POST’s largest land-protection project to date. Join us on a trip through the property’s colorful history and learn why the preservation of San Vicente Redwoods is critical to the health of the plants, wildlife and people around it. Produced by Schecter Films. Mountain lion footage courtesy of Chris Wilmers and Wharton Media. Additional mountain lion images courtesy Katharina Pierini. Mining image courtesy Bob Piwarzyk Dacryophyllum images courtesy Bill and Nancy Malcolm Redwood logging train images courtesy McCrary Family Album Find out more about our Heart of the Redwoods Campaign at: www.openspacetrust.org/redwoods
Pillar Point Bluff Drone Tour
 
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Join Julie from POST on a drone tour of Pillar Point Bluff, a POST-protected property just north of Half Moon Bay. To learn the whole story behind how POST protected Pillar Point Bluff, visit http://openspacetrust.org/blog
Saving CEMEX Redwoods
 
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Major Bay Area land conservation groups joined together to save 8,500 acres of redwood forest right in the backyard of Silicon Valley. You'll never believe how beautiful land once owned by a cement company can be.
Wade Davis: The Ethnoshpere - April 16, 2012 - Part 1
 
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Just as conservationists decry the loss of species from the biosphere, Wade Davis mourns the loss of languages from the ethnosphere--the sum total of all the ideas, thoughts, dreams, myths, intuition and inspiration ever brought into the world by men. Calling language an "old growth forest of the mind," Davis reports that every two weeks, another language is lost, and with it a body of knowledge never to be regained.
Wade Davis: South American Shamans - April 16, 2012 - Part 3
 
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In the Americas the shaman travels to the magical, mystical, unknown and frightening spirit realms to bring back and restore harmony and equilibrium in the tangible world. What's interesting about their use of hallucinogenic plants is what it tells us about a different way of knowing.
Brian Fagan: What Did the People Do?
 
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Brian Fagan describes life in ancient Doggerland and how its inhabitants adapted to the rise of the North Sea. He also questions our modern ability to be as flexible in similar—and inevitable—circumstances.
POST Transfers Cabrillo Farms to Third-Generation Farming Family
 
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Cabrillo Farms was part of the Rancho Corral de Tierra property POST acquired in 2001. POST transferred 3,858 acres of Rancho Corral de Tierra to the National Park Service in 2011 to be incorporated into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Approximately 320 acres were held back by POST for agricultural use. As a condition of the sale to the Leas, POST holds a conservation easement on the Cabrillo Farms land. Learn more about the Lea family and their history on POST-protected Cabrillo Farms in this video.
Brian Fagan: Where Will People Go?
 
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The Maldives, Superstorm Sandy and the San Francisco Bay—what do they have in common? Brian Fagan notes the long-term political and social planning needed to achieve what he feels is achievable—the survival of the human race.
Pie Ranch
 
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Brian Fagan: A Bomb Waiting to Go Off
 
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Sea-level rise, dams and unchecked development are all factors Brian Fagan discusses in a look at the changes in Nile River delta and the impact on farming and food production.
Save the Forest for the Wildlife
 
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POST's campaign will protect redwood habitat for all the creatures that depend on it. Many wild animals in our region need large, undeveloped tracts of land to survive. Mountain lions, for instance, require up to 200 square miles for healthy genetic diversity. But because of encroaching development, they are increasingly squeezed into more limited and fragmented terrain. Saving local redwood lands will help keep their home ranges intact. This film features Chris Wilmers with a look at the Santa Cruz Puma Project's work in the Santa Cruz Mountain that includes CEMEX Redwoods. POST donors Alisa MacAvoy and Clinton and Mary Gilliland share reasons for their support of POST. *********************************************************************************************** Produced by Schecter Films. Mountain lion footage courtesy of Chris Wilmers and Wharton Media. Find out more about our Heart of the Redwoods Campaign at: www.openspacetrust.org/redwoods
Wade Davis: The Hokule'a - April 16, 2012 - Part 2
 
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Ancient Polynesians were extraordinary sailors. They identified hundreds of stars in the night sky and read the reverberations of wave patterns across the hull of their ships. Centuries before Europeans learned to traverse the open ocean, their techniques of "wayfinding" enabled them to journey from New Guinea to Hawaii and Easter Island and back again. Modern Polynesians are relearning these techniques on the Hokule'a, a recreation of a sacred catamaran.
Protecting Peters Creek Redwoods
 
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Bronia and Larry Holmes feel strongly about their decision to work with POST and Save The Redwoods League to protect one of the oldest old-growth redwood forests in the Santa Cruz mountains. View first-hand testimonial as to their reasons for wanting to preserve Peters Creek Old-growth Forest as their legacy for others. Learn more about the protection of Peters Creek visit: http://www.openspacetrust.org/news/ls-sp13-pg5.html.
Saving Mindego Hill
 
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Interview with Audrey Rust, president of the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), on their current campaign to acquire and preserve Mindego Hill, and open it up for the public to enjoy.
Dan Barber: Eating Nose-to-Tail
 
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Dan Barber is the Chef of Blue Hill, a restaurant in Manhattan, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a nonprofit farm and education center in upstate New York. He spoke at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts on March 9, 2015, as the second speaker of POST's 2015 Wallace Stegner Lectures. Here, he explains how Blue Hill’s “Rotation Risotto” was inspired by his visit to a farm that grew much more than just wheat. It was at this farm that Barber began to see that John Muir’s famous quote is equally true in the world of agriculture: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”
Pathways For Wildlife
 
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As part of our Heart of the Redwoods Campaign, POST has partnered with Tanya Diamond at Pathways for Wildlife by providing funding to help research the safe passage of local wildlife across Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Tanya and her research partner, Ahiga Snyder, take us on an intimate tour of their work and how they are using data from the Santa Cruz Puma Project as well as their own photographic and tracking information to determine critical areas for installing wildlife passage culverts that will help reduce loss of wildlife and enable increased diversity in our local mountain lion population. Produced by Schecter Films. Mountain lion footage courtesy of Chris Wilmers and Wharton Media. Find out more about our Heart of the Redwoods Campaign at: www.openspacetrust.org/redwoods
Dan Barber: Reconsidering Wheat
 
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Dan Barber is the Chef of Blue Hill, a restaurant in Manhattan, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a nonprofit farm and education center in upstate New York. He spoke at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts on March 9, 2015, as the second speaker of POST's 2015 Wallace Stegner Lectures. Here, he tells Bay Area sustainable Chef Jesse Cool why you should teach children about wheat to understand our cuisine, our culture, and our food system.
Will Allen: Fish
 
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Over the years Allen has found with new ways to raise fish indoors. He started with Tilapia and Lake perch (the preferred fish for Wisconsinites.) They're experimenting with Black cod. Allen has had great success with the laboratory breeding of Lake perch, which allows him to provide more protein for people who typically get very little.
Tim Egan - We Are Rich!
 
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Timothy Egan is a third generation Westerner, one of seven children in a family of modest means, who grew up feeling rich because of the wealth of experience they enjoyed in the mountains and forests of Washington, Idaho and Montana. Public lands are our birthright as American citizens. The challenge now is to get young people to feel a close, personal attachment to our natural world.
Dan Barber: What Farm-to-Table Really Means
 
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Dan Barber is the Chef of Blue Hill, a restaurant in Manhattan, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a nonprofit farm and education center in upstate New York. He spoke at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts on March 9, 2015, as the second speaker of POST's 2015 Wallace Stegner Lectures. Here, he explains how visiting the farm where his favorite wheat was grown sparked an epiphany about farm-to-table cuisine.
MROSD: Room to Breathe
 
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The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District was established by voter initiative in 1972. POST was originally founded in 1977 as a private partner to the District, to add flexibility in acquiring land and reaching landowners reluctant to work with public agencies. The District recently produced this video describing the benefits and history of open space preservation in our area, including their ongoing partnership with POST. Video courtesy of Midpeninsula Open Space District © 2013
Richard Preston, The Wild Trees, Part 1, April 4, 2011
 
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Coast redwoods are indigenous to the California North coast and grow in the rain forests of Mendocino and Del Norte counties. They are the tallest living things on the planet, and may be the oldest, possibly as old as 2000 - 5000 years.
A new life for Tunitas Creek Beach
 
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We're thrilled to announce we've acquired Tunitas Creek Beach along Highway 1, just south of Half Moon Bay. Along with our partners at San Mateo County Parks, POST plans to preserve and rehabilitate the property, and prepare it to be a new county park for the public within three years! Learn more about our vision and how you can help at https://openspacetrust.org/tunitas.
Will Allen: Good Food Revolution Overview
 
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In February urban agriculture expert Will Allen opened POST's 20th anniversary Wallace Stegner Lectures with a talk about how to build farms on asphalt, concrete, or even on rooftops. Allen has gained worldwide recognition for his ability to act on the belief that everyone has a right to eat safe, healthful, affordable food.
Wade Davis: Global Warming - April 16, 2012 - Part 5
 
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For the Inuit of Greenland, just as for traditional cultures everywhere, the evidence of global climate change--melting of the Arctic icecap in their case--is not a technical or scientific problem. It is a deeply disturbing psychological problem. Because they feel responsible for the well-being of the earth, changes to the earth's fundamental character are believed to be their fault. We need such different visions as complements to our own "geography of hope."
Allan Savory: How Holistic Management Works
 
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Ecologist, rancher, and politician Allan Savory created holistic management, a revolutionary resource management system for farms and ranches. He kicked off our 2015 Lecture Series on February 23, 2015, with a talk on 'Restoring the World’s Grasslands Through Holistic Management." Here, he describes how holistic management can protect grasslands' biodiversity and even reverse desertification.
Cheryl Strayed: I Was Going To Be A Writer
 
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Cheryl talks about her life with her abusive father, her loving mother and her step father and how her life was turned upside-down after the death of her mother. She recalls her childhood upbringing in Minnesota, in a rustic and rural environment and how even then she knew she was going to be a writer.
Nicolette Hahn Niman: Why Eat Animals?
 
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The environmental benefits of grass are unrealized in concentrated confinement operations for dairy cows and other grazers. Nicolette Hahn Niman answers the question that titles her talk as she talks about the essential components of our food ecosystem.
Heart of the Redwoods in Santa Cruz Mountains
 
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An animated map of Northern California Redwood forests and a glance at the current state of redwood forest in the Bay Area, including POST-protected CEMEX redwoods.
Save the Forest for the Water
 
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Protecting local redwood forests helps preserve the quality of drinking water for local communities including Santa Cruz and Davenport. Along creeks and streams in these forests, the trees serve as a pollution buffer and prevent erosion by stabilizing stream banks. Redwoods also help replenish our waterways, especially in dry summer months when fog caught in redwood foliage drips to the ground, feeding creeks below. Threatened fish species such as Coho salmon and steelhead trout also benefit from redwoods, which help maintain water quality for fish habitat. Find out more about our Heart of the Redwoods Campaign at: www.openspacetrust.org/redwoods Produced by Schecter Films.
Amy Stewart: Origins of Tequila
 
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The origins of agave sap for tequila can be traced to Mexico's pre-Columbian era. Initially people waited for the bud of a single agave variety, Weber blue, cut the bud, collected the sap from the plant and fermented it into a low alcohol drink called pulque.
Richard Preston, The Wild Trees, Part 2, April 4, 2011
 
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The vanishing forest canopies are among the last unexplored areas of the earth. This vanishing space, fragmented, burned, and altered by non-native species, may contain up to half of all species. It is complex, beautiful, and difficult to visit.
Protecting Lands We Love | Stories from POST Supporters
 
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Community members share why they support POST's mission to protect and care for open space, for generations to come.
A Day in the Life of Windy Hill
 
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There are so many stories that unfold on any given day in our open spaces. To uncover some of those stories, we spent the entire day filming at POST-protected Windy Hill. Here's what we found.
Wildlife of San Vicente Redwoods
 
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The 8,532-acre POST-protected San Vicente Redwoods is one of the largest intact wildlife habitats in all of Santa Cruz County. We are using camera traps (motion detecting cameras) in a few key areas to better understand the movement of these animals on the property. This short compilation shows some of these animals over a one month period. Learn more about this property on our website: http://openspacetrust.org/whatwesave/cemex-redwoods/
Bike Time Lapse on Highway 84
 
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Amy Stewart - Distillation of Agave
 
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Alternatively, collecting the agave bud and roasting it produces a caramelized syrup, which can be distilled to create a high proof spirit.
Save the Forest for the Trees
 
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The Santa Cruz Mountains harbor some of the last stretches of unprotected redwoods in the world. Your support will help bring us closer to preserving 20,000 acres of these stunning coastal redwood forests. These expanses of towering trees inspire awe, help maintain healthy ecosystems, preserve water quality in our creeks and streams, provide habitat for unique wildlife, capture coastal fog to feed our local water supply, and filter greenhouse gases out of the air we breathe. Find out more about our Heart of the Redwoods Campaign at: www.openspacetrust.org/redwoods *********************************************************************************************** Produced by Schecter Films. Mountain lion footage courtesy of Chris Wilmers.
Condors Back from the Brink
 
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Back from the brink! This past weekend, POST President Walter Moore had the privilege to film these endangered California condors near Big Sur, California. The wild population has grown to 228 birds worldwide from near extinction in 1987.
Spotlight on Loma Mar Redwoods
 
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As part of our Heart of the Redwoods Campaign, POST provided funding to transfer the 174-acre Loma Mar Redwoods property from the San Mateo Office of Education to San Mateo County Parks. The property is adjacent to Memorial County Park and will be dedicated to open space and recreation, as County Parks plan to open publicly accessible trails on the land by the end of 2014. In addition, the sale provides the Office of Education with funding for their outdoor education programs. In this video, POST and our partners reflect on the significance of the Loma Mar Redwoods transfer and revel in the beauty of the dense redwood forest on the property. Find out more about our Heart of the Redwoods Campaign at: www.openspacetrust.org/redwood­s. © Produced by POST Staff.
POST Staffers Meghan and Lindsay Visit Portola Redwoods
 
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POST Stewardship Program Manager Meghan Scanlon and Office Manager Lindsay Dillon recently took a Go Pro camera out to Portola Redwoods State Park in La Honda. Right next door is the Peters Creek Old-growth Forest which, like Portola, contains impressive ancient redwood trees. POST has partnered with Save the Redwoods League to protect the Peters Creek property, with the hope that it will eventually be transferred to California State Parks and become part of Portola Redwoods. This would give folks who are not ready to hike the current 11-mile loop a quicker route to see the old-growth giant trees. Meghan and Lindsay's video gives us a quick look at what the Peters Creek and Portola protected forests have to offer.
Joel Salatin - Invisible World, March 5 - pt 1 of 4
 
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Joel Salatin, organic farming advocate speaks from experience when urging us to choose local, seasonal, sustainably grown food. In this clip from his lecture "Local Food to the Rescue" he touches on the invisible world found in a handful of soil. Joel was the first presenter in POST's 2012 Wallace Stegner Lecture series delivered at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. Learn more about POST today at www.openspacetrust.org!
POST's Heart of the Redwoods Campaign
 
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The Santa Cruz Mountains harbor some of the last stretches of unprotected redwoods in the world. Your support will help bring us closer to preserving 20,000 acres of these stunning coastal redwood forests. These expanses of towering trees inspire awe, help maintain healthy ecosystems, preserve water quality in our creeks and streams, provide habitat for unique wildlife, capture coastal fog to feed our local water supply, and filter greenhouse gases out of the air we breathe. Find out more about our Heart of the Redwoods Campaign at: www.openspacetrust.org/redwoods *********************************************************************************************** Produced by Schecter Films. Mountain lion footage courtesy of Chris Wilmers.
The Invisible Benefits of Open Space - Dr. Nicole Heller
 
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Even if you never step foot on the trail, you are receiving some of the benefits of our open spaces. Here Dr. Nicole Heller, our Director of Conservation Science, uncovers some of the invisible benefits of living so close to open space. Take a look!
Elizabeth Kolbert: Ice Cores - May 14, 2012 - Part 2
 
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We've been collecting real time data on carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere since the 1950s. At that time carbon dioxide measured 350 parts per million. Now it measures 390 parts per million, a significant increase. Scientists working in Antarctica used ice cores to examine air going back in time 400,000 years. Four cycles of glacial building and receding were measured. During that long history, carbon dioxide levels never rose above 300 parts per million.
Joel Salatin - 8 Wasted Breasts - March 5 - pt 2 of 4
 
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Joel Salatin, organic farming advocate speaks from experience when urging us to choose local, seasonal, sustainably grown food. In this clip from his lecture "Local Food to the Rescue" Joel touches on the loss of breastfeeding as a resource during the 1960s. Joel was the first presenter in POST's 2012 Wallace Stegner Lecture series delivered at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. Learn more about POST today at www.openspacetrust.org!
Allan Savory: Intro to Holistic Management
 
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Ecologist, rancher, and politician Allan Savory created holistic management, a revolutionary resource management system for farms and ranches. He kicked off our 2015 Lecture Series on February 23, 2015, with a talk on 'Restoring the World’s Grasslands Through Holistic Management." Here, he describes how holistic management can protect grasslands' biodiversity and even reverse desertification.
Jonathan Waterman Lecture on the Colorado River Part 1 - May 2, 2011
 
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You might be surprised to find out where your drinking water comes from. To get an even larger perspective on water in the Western United States, read Wallace Stegner's Beyond the Hundredth Meridian.