Tag Archives: Franciscan manzanita

Land Grab by NAP – Expanding Mazanita “Designated” Area

Recently, the television station KPIX ran a story about the Franciscan manzanita. US Fish and Wildlife, threatened by a lawsuit, designated this plant as an endangered species.  It’s now in the process of designating critical habitat for it. This critical … 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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Inserting Endangered Manzanita in City Parks – A Call to Action

Recently, the Franciscan Manzanita has been declared an endangered species. Though readily available in plant nurseries, it does not exist in the wild. One specimen was found on Doyle Drive during the reconstruction work there, and has now been declared … Continue reading

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Franciscan manzanita is now an endangered species

Last week US Fish & Wildlife announced that Franciscan manzanita is now an endangered species. In 2009 the single plant known to exist in the wild was discovered during the reconstruction of Doyle Drive. It was transplanted to an undisclosed … Continue reading

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