Tag Archives: Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve

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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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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Mt Sutro Hike by Tony Holiday

Tony Holiday, a San Francisco hiker and blogger, recently hiked Mt Sutro from the Stanyan steps to the summit and back down to Parnassus. (Go to his blog, Stairways are Heaven, for more hikes and photographs.) This photo-essay is one … 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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Birds, Bees, and “Natural Areas”

One of the concerns we have with the way our wild lands are being managed is the disrespect for habitat. Many of those who support these actions – felling ‘non-native’ eucalyptus trees, removal of trees that are dead or dying … 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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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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