Learn more about some of the city's programs to protect natural areas:
Get involved in a habitat restoration or stewardship program to preserve and grow our native flora, fauna, and fungi. From the Presidio to McLaren Park, habitat restoration takes place in wildlands all over the city.
- The Presidio, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)
- Fort Funston, Ocean Beach, Sutro Baths, Land's End, GGNRA
- National Park Service
- Natural Areas Program, San Francisco Recreation and Parks
- State Parks
- Youth Stewardship Program, San Francisco Recreation and Parks
- Candlestick Nursery, Literacy for Environmental Justice
- California Native Plant Society, Yerba Buena Chapter
- Golden Gate Audubon
- Green Hairstreak Corridor, Nature in the City
- Oak Woodlands Restoration Group
- Sutro Stewards
- Mission Creek
- Starr King Open Space
Volunteer work spans the full seasonal cycle of restoration: seed collecting, propagating seedlings in the nursery, planting indigenous species in restoration sites, weeding invasive plants, or monitoring the results of restoration efforts. Stewards help with rare plant and wildlife monitoring, preventing soil erosion, trail construction and maintenance, and engaging the public.
Biodiversity Calendar - Nature restoration and biodiversity events
San Francisco Parks Alliance Projects - Restoration volunteer days
San Francisco is located in a global biodiversity hotspot.