.Peter Byrne

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Northern California-based journalist Peter Byrne combines investigative reporting with science writing. He has received national, regional, and local recognition for investigative work, writing style, and in-depth profiles of politicians, grifters, grafters, and… artists. Read his past work at www.peterbyrne.info.
Point Reyes National Seashore B Ranch seals - Peter Byrne
Feb 2, 2023

Ranches Poisoning Point Reyes National Seashore with Manure

January storms lashed a hilltop cattle feedlot at J Ranch in Point Reyes National Seashore. Tons of E. coli, ammonia, and nitrogen laden manure...
@iliketuleelk/Twitter - Point Reyes National Seashore fence
Jan 17, 2023

Point Reyes Fence Killer Confesses in Anonymous Letter

An anonymous vandal is drawing attention to the historic plight of hundreds of Tule elk trapped behind a wire and post fence at the...
E Ranch Dump - Jocelyn Knight
Nov 16, 2022

The befouling of Point Reyes National Seashore

It’s an October morning at Point Reyes National Seashore and I’m scooting under barbed wire fences, wary of sliding into cow pies.  My guide on...
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May 25, 2022

Paradise Cost: The Price of Supporting Private Ranching With a Sales Tax

Chief Marin, Leader, Rebel, and Legend by Betty Goerke traces how European settlers drove Indigenous peoples out of Marin County with guns, crosses and...
Richard C. Blum
Mar 2, 2022

Richard C. Blum is Dead, but not (yet) Forgotten

Every day in the fog-caressed city of San Francisco, a half dozen souls are overwhelmed by the Big Sleep. But on Feb. 28, 2022...
Jun 30, 2021

Death by Design: How the National Park Service experiments on tule elk

Instagram users love the captive tule elk hoofing Tomales Point at the northern tip of Point Reyes National Seashore. The sleek, befurred mammals seem to...
Jun 9, 2021

Breaking: Huffman Town Hall Disrupted by Angry Anti-Vaxxers

About 200 enraged, shouting anti-vaccination protestors stormed into the room minutes after Rep. Jared Huffman's town hall meeting commenced.
May 5, 2021

Tamál Húye: Coast Miwoks Fight for Recognition of Point Reyes’ Indigenous History

Point Reyes National Seashore's managers honor the park's 150-year history of agriculture but ignore the local history of the Coast Miwok.
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