Category Archives: Blocks Access

West of Twin Peaks Central Council opposes Natural Areas Program, Part 3: Park Access, Habitat & Wildlife

This article is Part 3 of the West of Twin Peaks Central Council (WTPCC) letter opposing the Natural Areas Program (NAP). Emphasis has been added. Part 1 is HERE (Opposing the Natural Areas Plan) Part 2 in HERE (Trees and … Continue reading

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Natural Areas Plan: SFFA comments on the DEIR (Pt 4: Restricting Recreation)

One of the failings of the SNRAMP is that it blocks recreational access to the Natural Areas. Visitors are required to stay on the trails, and just about the only thing you can do is walk along the prescribed trails. … Continue reading

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“Natural Areas Program” Restricts Access

When people hear “Natural Areas” they often have visions of wild areas where trails wind their way through rampant plants, and you can bushwhack your way into interesting nooks and discoveries. Maybe there are wild berries or flowers to be … Continue reading

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West Portal Monthly: Clearcut Case of Overkill at Mt Davidson Park

The West Portal Monthly today published an article by Jacquie Proctor explaining the problem of the NAP specifically at Mt Davidson and generally throughout the city.  The plan seeks to destroy at least 1600 trees on Mt Davidson alone. Read … Continue reading

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Refuting Allegations – and a Candidate who “Gets It.”

One of the organizations that support the Natural Areas Program is called, ironically, “Nature in the City” (NIC). In a recent newsletter, they accused opponents of the NAP  “a handful of people” who were “still propagating misinformation.” Before we could … Continue reading

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How Unnatural can San Francisco’s “Natural” Areas get?

This post is republished with some modifications and permission from Save Sutro Forest. ————————————————————————— Why San Francisco’s Natural Areas are – Unnatural by Save Sutro Forest WHEN I first heard about San Francisco’s Natural Areas Program (SF NAP) some years … Continue reading

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Mt. Davidson Park – An Open Space Preserved for Recreation or Native Plants?

Native plant interests threaten trees throughout the city, and in particular, in one of San Francisco’s significant century-old forests: Mt Davidson. A favorite area for the residents of Miraloma Park, the Significant Natural Areas Management Plan calls for felling over … Continue reading

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