Skip directly to: Main page content

UC Davis Magazine

Volume 29 · Number 4 · Summer 2012

This is an archive site. For the current magazine, go to


Defenders of the Salish Sea

Photo: Two men and a woman, smiling, arm in arm, dressed in rain jackets At a UC Davis outpost in the Pacific Northwest, wildlife veterinarians work to heal 6,900 square miles of coastal waterways stretching from Washington state to British Columbia.

Common ground

Photo: creek running through grazing land After decades as conflicting interests, California ranchers and environmentalists are working together to protect rangeland—for both livestock and wildlife, as well as clean water for us all. UC Davis research helped make it possible.

Cover Story: Outside the box

Photo: students studying boulders in new California Rock Garden The UC Davis Arboretum is expanding the notion of a "public garden"—with visitor-friendly landscaping that helps explain what goes on inside classroom and research buildings.

Office hours: Andy Jones

Photo: Andy Jones The lecturer, author and host of KDVS radio's Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour, talks about his guilty pleasures, greatest achievements and the importance of culture.