I write articles for a variety of regional publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle and Bay Nature. I am also the editor-in-chief of the Estuary News Group, which publishes KneeDeep Times, a climate resilience magazine, and Estuary News, a water and environmental restoration magazine.
with Oysters & Infrastructure
The Coast Whisperer
An Interview with Sam Schuchat
ESTUARY Magazine, 2020
of First Responders
ESTUARY Magazine, March 2019
Crew Bucks Headwinds
Bay Nature Magazine, Oct 2017
Stickleback Star of Mt. Tam Creek
Reporting on the adventures of water district biologist Eric Ettlinger as he surveys native steelhead, salmon, stickleback and other fish in the field on Mt, Tam in Marin County, California.
ESTUARY Magazine, June 2018
Unlocking Sediment in Alameda Creek
Designers from New York remake a massive concrete flood control channel draining into San Francisco Bay as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Resilient by Design challenge addressing sea level rise – before not after the disaster.
ESTUARY Magazine, June 2017
LA Drainage Goes Native
Engineering and landscaping innovations in converting “urban drool” — summer runoff from car washing and lawn watering — into irrigation for urban parks and trailways.
Univ. of California, 2009-2010
Profiles of Research Scientists
Brief interviews with leading scientists in the University of California system in many fields: see Eskenazi, Butler, Zuk, Gere, Burney, Famigletti, de la Pena, Bullock.
Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal
Cherish the Coast: California
Bay Nature, July 2013
Bay Nature, 2012-2015
Climate Dispatches from the Homefront
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