Tag Archives: San Francisco Forest Alliance

Natural Areas Plan: SFFA comments on the DEIR (Pt 5: Supporting the “Maintenance Alternative”)

In the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the Significant Natural Resource Areas Management Plan (SNRAMP), considered 4 alternatives to the SNRAMP: (1) No Project – which would mean NAP would continue doing what they planned under an earlier plan, … 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 Plan: SFFA comments on the DEIR (Pt 2: Herbicides)

As readers will be aware, NAP uses Tier II and Tier I (more hazardous and most hazardous) herbicides. If the Significant Natural Areas Program (SNRAMP – Sin-ramp) is implemented, pesticide use will rise even more than it has done so … Continue reading

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Natural Areas Plan: SFFA comments on the DEIR (Pt 1: Trees)

The Significant Natural Resource Areas Management Plan (SNRAMP –  Sin-Ramp) calls for removing nearly 18,500 trees in Pacifica and San Francisco. Yet the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) claims that destroying these huge old trees will not release significant amounts … Continue reading

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SFFA Letter to Mayor Lee and the Board of Supervisors

As readers of this site will know, SFFA recently launched a petition drive to “Stop NAP from cutting down healthy trees, spraying toxic herbicides, disrupting a healthy ecosystem that supports hundreds of species, and restricting access to our city parks.”  … Continue reading

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Writing Cal Fish & Game about Glen Canyon’s Breeding Season

As readers may know, we have been concerned about the aggressive bush and tree work at Glen Canyon, during the spring breeding season for birds and animals. (Relevant material: Glen Canyon Park – Chainsaws in the Nesting Season  also,  NAP … Continue reading

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The Vision for McLaren: Golden Gate Park or San Bruno Mountain?

McLaren Park is the third-largest park in the city, after Golden Gate Park and Lake Merced. It’s being tagged as a “destination park” — that is, one of interest not just to its neighbors but to everyone who lives in … Continue reading

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SFFA First Public Meeting Was Standing Room Only

The Rally we announced on this site a few days ago was a roaring success. The response maxed out the capacity of the Miraloma Park Improvement Clubhouse. Volunteers were watching the parking lot, because people had to double park. The … Continue reading

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Why the NAP Plan comes as a surprise (And, Sign the Petition?)

If you’re a reader of this blog, you’ve probably signed this petition already. Between the electronic version (under the big green button) and the paper version (which you can download under the yellow button), we already have close to 1500 … Continue reading

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A Little Help from our Trees: The Payoffs of Urban Forests

Urban trees are hugely important, not just for their beauty, but for environmental reasons. The NAP’s SNRAMP plans to cut down 18,500 trees (and a whole lot more under 15 feet in height, plus whatever is lost to wind-throw when … Continue reading

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The “Natural” Areas Program Fells Trees

One would think the Natural Areas Program would be about preserving trees in our city. It’s not. San Francisco in its pre-European state had very very few trees if any, and almost all our trees are non-native. Despite the huge … Continue reading

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Mount Davidson’s Garlon Pesticide – Again

The other day, we walked on Mount Davidson. The view from the top was lovely, and in the middle of it was a pesticide sign. It was difficult to read because the moisture had condensed under the plastic. But we … Continue reading

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San Francisco Examiner: Trail proposal at San Francisco’s Twin Peaks up for debate

Some time ago, we’d posted here about the wonderful twisted willow trees in the “Outback Trail” in Glen Canyon Park that are threatened with removal. Recently, we learned about the “Creek to Peaks” trail planned to connect Glen Canyon to … Continue reading

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Run, Forest, Run!

The NAP’s going to get you!

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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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