National Geographic : 1981 Jun
South bay SERPENTINE ROWS of mobile homes reflect the bay area's rapid growth since World War II. Today, stringent re quirements control development. Some permits are granted only if the builders agree to restore a comparable piece of shorelineproperty to its naturalstate. At the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, San Jose schoolchildren (below) get close to nature-too close by holdinga baby black-neckedstilt. They were later reprimandedfor ignoring the refuge's hands-offpolicy.