Category Archives: Ruins Habitat

Sutro Forest Tree Destruction Started

In 2017, UCSF introduced a Plan that reduces the UCSF forest area by one-third, removes around 6,000 trees (new estimate!) and all the understory/ midstory shrubs. This  has started. The article below is republished with permission and minor changes from SaveSutro.com, … Continue reading

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Coyote, Playing!

Sometimes, we want to bring our readers some of the joys of our parks, not just the threats to them. Besides being our green spaces and forests, they are the habitat for all kinds of wildlife. Watch this happy coyote … Continue reading

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Before and After in the “Natural” Areas

Satire… for when truth is so strange that most people don’t believe it

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Felling Trees Will Harm Rare Frogs in Sharp Park

The Natural Resources Department (NRD -formerly called the Natural Areas Program) is planning to cut down more than 15,000 trees in Pacifica’s Sharp Park, mostly on hillsides east of Highway 1. This is supposed to benefit the two species that … Continue reading

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Hands Off Mt Davidson’s Forest – Take it Away from NAP

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department’s Natural Areas Program (NAP) plans to remove 1/3 (10 acres) of the mature and healthy forest on Mount Davidson. We think the 30-acre forested area of the mountain should be removed from NAP’s control … Continue reading

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San Francisco RPD Map of Responsibility Areas for Pesticides (and Unrecorded Spraying)

If you’ve every wondered – as we have – which section a particular playground or park falls under, this map will help. This also determines who within San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (SFRPD) is responsible for pesticide use in … Continue reading

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A Rare Walk in Idyllic Threatened Forest – Sharp Park, Pacifica

Recently, the San Francisco Forest Alliance organized a walk in Sharp Park for a small group of supporters. Not on the familiar historic golf course; this was on the freeway’s other side, in the woods around the San Francisco Archery … Continue reading

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Don’t Cut Trees in the Nesting Season!

This year, the issue of tree-trimming or cutting during the nesting season was highlighted by the sad destruction of black-crowned night herons’ nests when the Oakland Post Office decided to get its trees trimmed. Five young herons were injured, others … Continue reading

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Bees in Glen Canyon – Update

 We’ve reported here before about the bee tree that was cut down as part of the “improvements” to Glen Canyon Park – and the one that was killed by mistake when someone thought it was a nest of yellow-jackets, not … Continue reading

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Fighting The NAP Nativist Agenda

Once in a while, we want to affirm the values that San Francisco Forest Alliance stands for. We’re a grass-roots organization of people who love nature and the environment, pay taxes responsibly, and want access to our parks and wild … Continue reading

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Improvements to the Glen Canyon Park Playground?

Last month we reported on the status of the Glen Canyon Park Playground Improvements. We mentioned the new playground and that it will not be the same as it was:-  a steep staircase to the slide and bushes that were … Continue reading

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Help us save the urban forests in our San Francisco Parks

We must save the urban forests in our San Francisco Parks; Sign now, help stop NAP: http://t.co/QQH0tsjlVE #sf #sanfrancisco #mayoredlee — SF Forest Alliance (@SForestAlliance) March 6, 2014

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Glen Canyon Park: One Year after Start of Tree Destruction

The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project – as the city is calling this – is nearly completed. In February or March 2014 there will be great fanfare at the completion of this project. Video update to the Glen … Continue reading

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How Children Draw ‘Save the Eucalyptus Trees’

Someone sent us these amazing ‘Save the Eucalyptus’ posters, produced by the children in political artist and printmaker Doug Minkler’s art class. They’re used with permission. [Edited to add the artists’ names.] (If your kids are drawing pictures of San Francisco’s … Continue reading

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Audio Talk (YouTube) Against the Needless Destruction of Urban Forests

You are invited to hear comments by Ariane Eroy, a supporter of Sutro Forest, trees, and the environment, on KPFA radio (broadcast date: 1/2/2014). Ariane speaks in support of the effort to save the Sutro Forest and challenges East Bay … Continue reading

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California Invasive Plant Council‏: Remove Blue Gum Eucalyptus from the List of Invasive Plants

This is a guest post, republished from Death of a Million Trees:  2013 Progress Report | Death of a Million Trees 2013 PROGRESS REPORT from ‘Death of a Million Trees‘ As we approach the end of the year, let’s review … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: Nine Months after Tree Destruction

Video update to the Glen Canyon Park tree demolition project San Francisco’s Wreck and Park Department is now calling this “The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project“.  This is only a continuation of the mis-information that have been provided … Continue reading

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Long Lost Manzanita Brings Newfound Problems (Westside Observer re-post)

Editor Notes: This is a reposting of  an important story about the plan to reintroduce Franciscan manzanita into City park land – and now also private property along Marietta Drive in the Miraloma Park neighborhood. We also want to refer … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies in California Need Eucalyptus Trees for their Winter Roost

Guest Post:   Death of a Million Trees Monarch butterflies in California need eucalyptus trees for their winter roost | Death of a Million Trees. Monarchs are probably the best-known butterfly in North America, partially because they are distinctively beautiful, … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: Six Months after Tree Destruction

Note: This article is re-published from SFGlenCanyon.Net It’s been over six months since the trees were felled between Elk Rd and the Glen Canyon Rec Center.  Here’s what it looks like now. ——————————— The destruction part took no time at … Continue reading

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