Tag Archives: Mount Sutro Cloud Forest

San Francisco Cutting Down its Ancient Trees – Sutro Forest/ Clarendon

This article is republished from SutroForest.com, with permission. Sutro Forest extended along Christopher to Clarendon Avenue. The section at Christopher and Clarendon was decimated for the rebuilding of the pump station in 2009, possibly poisoned in 2013… and in 2019, … Continue reading

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SF Forest Alliance: Problems in the Sutro Forest DEIR – Part II

On September 22, 2017,  the Aqua Terra Aeris Law Group, on behalf of its client, San Francisco Forest Alliance, submitted the following comments and questions to the University of California, San Francisco (“UCSF”) regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report (“DEIR”) … Continue reading

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SF Forest Alliance: Problems in the Sutro Forest DEIR – Part I

On September 22, 2017,  the Aqua Terra Aeris Law Group, on behalf of its client, San Francisco Forest Alliance, submitted the following comments and questions to the University of California, San Francisco (“UCSF”) regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report (“DEIR”) … Continue reading

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Mount Sutro Plan = Landslide Risk

The article below is reprinted with permission from the SutroForest.org website. It’s important because it discusses the issue of increased landslide risk from tree destruction on steep slopes. UCSF outlines the hazard – with a Mount Sutro map – but … Continue reading

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Here’s the Sutro Forest DEIR (issued July 2017)

For those readers who would like to get started on reading the Draft Environmental Impact Report for  Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve, we have it here as a PDF: UCSF_Mt_Sutro_DEIR_wAppendices

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Sutro Forest DEIR Announced

UCSF has released a humongous 1087-page Draft Environmental Impact Report on the Plan to cut down thousands of trees in Sutro Forest. The deadline for public comment has been extended in response to our request, to Sept 22, 2017. This … Continue reading

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SF Fire Department Busts Some Myths

Recently, Supervisor Norman Yee called a hearing of the Government Audit and Oversight Committee to find out how prepared San Francisco was to deal with fires in brush and forest. The San Francisco Fire Department busted some myths we’ve heard … Continue reading

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Mount Sutro Forest Isn’t Diseased or Dying – It’s Natural

This post is reproduced, with permission and minor changes, from SutroForest.com CRYING WOLF WITH BEETLES In the Sutro Stewards blog last month, Craig Dawson (who is its Executive Director) wrote a post claiming that the forest was in dire straits, … Continue reading

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UCSF’s “Urgent Fire Safety” on Mt Sutro – How True?

Our readers have been following the story of Sutro Forest, the beautiful Cloud Forest that lies in San Francisco’s fog belt. It captures moisture from the marine layer fog, and is thus wet all through the summer and into the … Continue reading

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UCSF To Fell 1250 Mt Sutro Trees for “Urgent Fire Safety” – Aug 2013

This article is reprinted with permission from SutroForest.com. UCSF SURPRISE: FELLING >1000 TREES ON MT SUTRO IN AUGUST 2013 We had thought that UCSF was not going to cut down trees this fall when we wrote One More Year for … Continue reading

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The UCSF Plan for Mount Sutro Forest – Video

San Francisco’s hidden urban treasure is at risk. The Sutro Forest is the single largest urban forest in San Francisco. Three-quarters (61 acres) of it is owned by UCSF, which officially calls it the Open Space Reserve. The contiguous 19-acre … Continue reading

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Save the Forests! Meeting on Sunday April 21, 2013

The San Francisco Forest Alliance  and  Save Sutro Forest  are holding a meeting on 21 April 2013 to talk about the planned felling of trees on Mount Sutro — and on Mount Davidson. These actions would gut two important urban … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Great Turnout For Sutro Forest!

We’d like to thank everyone who made it a point to attend the Feb 25th hearing  about Sutro Forest, and especially those who spoke. It was a great turnout, and overwhelmingly opposed UCSF’s plan to remove thousands – or tens … Continue reading

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UCSF plans to fell 30,000 trees in Mount Sutro Forest

This post has been copied with minor edits from http://www.SaveSutro.com, which is a website set up to inform people about Mount Sutro Cloud Forest and to defend it. WHAT YOU CAN DO: 1. Write to the Board of Regents, who … Continue reading

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