natural history

Upper Watershed Fire Trail Sign - Fire Ecology

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2016

Interpretive sign for the Fire Trail in the upper watershed of Strawberry Creek.

Upper Watershed Fire Trail Sign - Biodiversity

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2016

Interpretive sign for the Fire Trail in the upper watershed of Strawberry Creek.

Strawberry Creek: A Walking Tour of Campus Natural History

Robert Charbonneau
Stephanie Kaza
Vincent Resh
2000

This walking tour is a guide to Strawberry Creek on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.  Strawberry Creek is a major landscape feature of the campus, with its headwaters above the UC Botanical Garden in Strawberry Canyon.  This tour covers only the central campus and should last about an hour.  It begins at the Faculty Glade, follows the South Fork downstream, and ends at Giannini Hall along the North Fork.  A map with indicated stops is located at the end of this booklet.

Pre-European Ecology of the East Bay

Michael Harney
Malcolm Margolin
The Ohlone Way

Artist rendition of the ecology of the East Bay Area before European settlement. Illustration by Michael Harney (from The Ohlone Way, Malcolm Margolin, 1978)

Photo - Strawberry Creek as Sewage and Trash Disposal System - 1895

1895

Like many urban creeks in the late 1880s, Strawberry Creek was used as a trash and sewage disposal system.

Photo - Hydraulic Excavation of Memorial Stadium - 1922

University Archives (UARC PIC 10D;45C)
1922

Memorial Stadium was located directly on top of Strawberry Creek. Workers used a hydraulic monitor to excavate the site, resulting in sediment releases downstream in the creek.

Oakland Museum Watershed Map - Meeker Slough

Oakland Museum
2006

A map of the historical waterways of the East Bay.

Reference: 

Reference the Oakland Museum Watershed Map - Legend.
Go to the Oakland Museum's Creek Mapping Project for more maps and information.

Mexican Presidio, artist rendition - 1826

Richard Beechey
Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Dakin Collection
1826

Painting by Richard Beechey

Reference: 

From the Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Dakin Collection
https://www.nps.gov/prsf/learn/historyculture/index.htm

Photo - UC Berkeley Campus - 1874

1874

Photo of the UC Berkeley campus looking west from the hills.