Where you should go for other purposes.
As we discuss here, this site makes no pretense of being a comprehensive compilation of all things related to ecological restoration and San Francisco organizations. It is merely a community site for volunteers that offers some important functionality that isn’t available elsewhere.
If you have other questions, interests, or needs, here is a list of other web sites that likely have what you want.
- Natural Areas Program — This is the Mother Ship of sites for public lands habitat restoration. The Natural Areas Program is the division within the Recreation and Parks Department tasked with managing the 1100 acres designated by the City as Significant Natural Resource Areas. Browse through these 31 areas and read the overall management plan. Most of them don’t have local volunteer groups, unfortunately, but if you decide to form one and would like to get your site covered here, by all means let us know!
- California Native Plant Society and in particular the Yerba Buena Chapter — CNPS is the premier California organization for things botanical. Not only does it contain all the smartest and best informed people, but also it sponsors some of the most entertaining and enlightening field trips and evening programs. Their calendar is definitely worth watching. Join CNPS and don’t miss another program!
- California Invasive Plant Council — This organization knows everything about weeds that you’ve wanted to ask but were afraid to know. Weeds are the omnipresent foe of habitat restorationists, so Cal-IPC is definitely a place for anyone serious about protecting our remnants.
- California Native Grasslands Association — Grasses are the superlative plants, and this organization is the superlative grass organization.
- Bunchgrasses in San Francisco — A very cool Google Map mashup with photos and locations of bunchgrasses in the City. Part of PoaPalooza, the itinerant native bunchgrass events each year.
- CalPhotos — This site contains a searchable collection of plant photos. Highly recommended!
Created: 28 January 2008 - 21:01
Last updated: 04 June 2008 - 17:31
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