OpenRoad Jun 14

OpenRoad: Protecting California Treasures — Bridalveil Fall and Mount Diablo (Episode 78)

Discover a brand new trail and visitor experience opening soon in Yosemite National Park that will bring visitors closer than ever before to one of the most iconic landmarks in the Valley: Bridalveil ...

  • OpenRoad Jul 19, 2021

    OpenRoad: Bay Area Ridge Trail (Episode 71)

    We’ll explore a world-class trail rising high on ridge lines all around the Bay Area. Begun as an audacious dream in 1989, the Bay Area Ridge Trail is reaching its 400th mile in 2021 with new and awe-inspiring miles being added every year. We’ll ascend recently completed trail segments and some soon to be opened on wild lands from Napa…...
  • OpenRoad Jul 12, 2021

    OpenRoad: Battling Climate Change in the Bay Area (Episode 70)

    As California’s climate warms, dries and changes rapidly and huge and historic fires scorch vast portions of the state with catastrophic consequences, those responsible for managing large landscapes and fighting fires are collaborating with fire ecologists and local communities to reduce risks in part by deploying carefully controlled and pre...
  • OpenRoad Jun 28, 2021

    OpenRoad: Nature on the Mend (Episode 69)

    We’ll explore the Santa Cruz Mountains in the wake of the enormous CZU fire of 2020 with people from public and non-profit organizations collaborating closely to make the beloved forests, streams and communities in this rugged landscape more resilient to fire, drought and the many challenges of climate change in the years ahead, and we’ll get a gli...
  • OpenRoad Jun 7, 2021

    OpenRoad: San Francisco Bay Trail's Continued Growth (Episode 68)

    We’ll celebrate the successful growth of the San Francisco Bay Trail as it increasingly circumnavigates the Bay’s shoreline and provides a vast array of recreational opportunities and non-polluting transportation options for millions of us. We’ll imagine the completion of the 500-mile long trail and find out how public agencies are planning to make...
  • OpenRoad May 3, 2021

    OpenRoad: Sonoma County's Beautiful Landscapes (Episode 67)

    We’ll explore two big and beautiful landscapes in Sonoma County from shorelines to skylines with sensational views in all directions soon to become new public parks for the people.  We’ll meet a team of dedicated young scientists discovering how a much-beloved State Park is recovering and flourishing after two major fires in the past three years wh...
  • OpenRoad Apr 27, 2021

    OpenRoad: California's Ancient Wildlife Heritage (Episode 66)

    Discover surprising wonders of California’s ancient wildlife heritage living near our biggest and most modern cities.  We’ll go in search of some of California’s rare and elusive native animals in the tops of our tallest trees and deep underground with dedicated people who are recording the animals’ behaviors  and seeking to make sure these treasur...
  • OpenRoad Mar 30, 2021

    OpenRoad: Inside Oakland's Nearly Century-Old Zoo (Episode 64)

    Explore the nearly century-old Oakland Zoo celebrating not only its past but its future focused on the continuing care of its animals, the education of the public and the conservation of nature. Take a journey along the Zoo’s new “California Trail” to uncover the ecological history of California and see some of our state’s most iconic native...
  • East Bay Mar 22, 2021

    OpenRoad: Exploring the Rebirth of East Bay Regional Parks (Episode 63)

    Explore the densely populated urban shoreline of the East Bay from the southern reaches of Oakland to the northernmost edge of Richmond. Discover how abandoned industrial sites and old debris dumps have been restored and reborn as a series of gorgeous public parks linked by the San Francisco Bay Trail.

  • OpenRoad Mar 22, 2021

    OpenRoad Episode 62: John Muir Land Trust

    Celebrate the expansion of the John Muir National Historic Site all around Muir’s historic home in Martinez. Walk in Muir’s footsteps over large swaths of protected lands, some of which Muir once owned and which today looks much as it did more than a century ago when Muir was alive and working to preserve nature and create National Parks.......
  • OpenRoad Aug 8, 2020

    OpenRoad Episode 61

    We’ll follow the saga of the East Bay Regional Park District as it sought to remain as open and accessible to the public as possible during the pandemic.

  • OpenRoad Aug 14, 2020

    OpenRoad Episode 60

    We’ll discover the beauty and importance to nature and us of lush meadows in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains of California. These precious meadows, the richest and most vulnerable biological gems in our scenic high country, have been seriously degraded since the Gold Rush. But now many are now being restored in a race aga...
  • OpenRoad Jul 17, 2020

    OpenRoad Episode 59

    We’ll discover mysterious and majestic volcanic spires riding a famous fault north from southern California towards the Bay Area now serving as a sanctuary for ancient and long-endangered birds with the widest wingspans in North America.

  • OpenRoad Jun 29, 2020

    OpenRoad Episode 58

    In this latest edition of OpenRoad, we’ll explore new and ecologically rich and beautiful lands being added to the northern slopes of legendary Mt. Diablo in Contra Costa County.

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