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Dan McCaslin: The Nature Fix — Get Outdoors, and Your Body Will Thank You

We all need a respite from our hyper-digital age; here are five suggestions for taking the first step toward expanding your horizons

Dennis Mammana: Saturn — and Its Spectacular Rings — Spins Into View

Captain’s Log: Stay Safe And Secure on The Trail


Dennis Mammana: Analemma, and the Long and the Short of the Solstices

Doing Right by The Whales

Holly Cline, left, and KC Murphy Thompson, NTFF co-directors; Sue Eisaguirre, NTFF founder/director; Keith Malloy, filmmaker, at 2018 NatureTrack Film Festival.

NatureTrack Taking Submissions for 2019 Film Fest

Outdoors Q&A: How Do I Know If I Have Nutria on My Property?

Captain’s Log: Dodging Very Fast Things at Sea is Nerve Wracking


Two Films Focus on Fate of Gaviota Coast


Dennis Mammana: Venus at Center of a Beautiful Sky Show

Captain’s Log: Spiritualism and Killing Meat for The Table

Star map

Dennis Mammana: How to Read a Star Map So the Sky Will Have No Limits

Condor Cam Peep Show Offers Live Look at Chicks in Wild

Mountain lion.

Outdoors Q&A: Mountain Lion Safety

Captain’s Log: Stave Off Destruction of Oil Platform Homes For Critters

Backcountry pool

Dan McCaslin: Hiking to White Ledge Formations Above Manzana Narrows


Ray Ford: Santa Barbara City, County Keeping Thomas Fire Trails Closed

Death Valley

Dan McCaslin: From Wasteland to Wonderland, Death Valley Is a Magical Destination


Dennis Mammana: When Arcturus Was the ‘Star’ of the Show

Captain’s Log: Scariest Things I’ve Heard Said at Sea

Local News
trail closure signs in Montecito

Ray Ford: U.S. Forest Service Lifts Trail Closures for Thomas Fire Burn Areas


Ray Ford: Pressure Builds to Reopen Some Popular Trails in Thomas Fire Burn Area


Dennis Mammana: Follow the Herdsman and the Crown Across the Sky

Outdoors Q&A: Understanding Waterway Health Advisories

Couple on an evening walk along one of the Stanwood trails. Parma Park includes nearly six miles of trails that are perfect for kids, families, hikers and runners. Mountain bikes are restricted to the fire road.

Ray Ford: Parma Park — Nature’s Treasure Chest in Santa Barbara

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