A dead blue oak tree at the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve near San Jose. (Lauren Sommer/KQED)
A dead blue oak tree at the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve near San Jose. (Lauren Sommer/KQED)

KQED Science reporter Lauren Sommer has a piece today on the challenges faced by scientists and land managers as climate change begins to transform the area’s extensive network of parks and open space. One of their key tasks going forward will be preserving corridors connecting preserves and natural areas so that both fauna and flora (yes, plants) have a chance to migrate as our climate becomes hotter and drier.

Here’s Lauren’s story: Warming Climate Could Transform Bay Area Parks and Open Space

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Dan Brekke

Dan Brekke (Twitter: @danbrekke) has worked in media ever since Nixon's first term, when newspapers were still using hot type. He had moved on to online news by the time Bill Clinton met Monica Lewinsky. He's been at KQED since 2007, is an enthusiastic practitioner of radio and online journalism and will talk to you about absolutely anything. Reach Dan Brekke at dbrekke@kqed.org.

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