On Thursday, Jan. 27, independent investigative journalist Peter Byrne won recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter for his extensive coverage of the Point Reyes National Seashore for the North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun.
Byrne’s articles about the Seashore chronicle the “debates [about] the continuation of dairy and cattle ranching, bacteria contamination at beaches, recognition of Coast Miwok history in the area and treatment of tule elk on federal parklands,” an SPJ NorCal announcement states.
Revisit some of Byrne’s articles below:
- Apocalypse Cow: The Future of Life at the Point Reyes National Park
- Breaking News: Fecal Bacteria Poisons Point Reyes Beaches
- Tamál Húye: Coast Miwoks Fight for Recognition of Point Reyes’ Indigenous History
- Death by Design: How the National Park Service experiments on tule elk
Read SPJ NorCal’s full announcement, including the list of winners, here.