Scientist, conservationist and publisher Phyllis Faber sees a brewing disaster for sustainable local agriculture in the closure of Drake’s Bay Oyster Company. David Briggs

When Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar made a “fact-finding” trip to Drakes Estero late last November, Phyllis Faber unsuccessfully attempted to join a meeting between him and a group of environmentalists at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters. A series of photographs taken at the entrance to the Red Barn show the diminutive but fearless Ms. Faber surrounded . . .

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