May 5, 2011: BayNature online article on Knowland Park

View from a ridge at Knowland Park. The Oakland Zoo is in the lower left. The park is home to grasslands, woodlands, and chaparral. Photo by Ken-ichi Ueda.

When Jim Hanson looks at Knowland Park, he sees some of the Oakland that came before downtown, before the port, before freeways, before houses climbing the hills.

“This is the natural soul of Oakland,” says Hanson, a landscape architect and member of the board of the California Native Grasslands Association (CNGA).

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