San Francisco Department of the Environment

Nature and Biodiversity in San Francisco

San Francisco is located in a global biodiversity hotspot - we have rich biological diversity but also a lot of current and potential impacts. Despite being 95% developed, our city contains dozens of natural ecological communities, harboring an astounding diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, rare and endangered species, and over 450 native plants. We celebrate our diversity, but it is also under serious threat.

Our City's Natural Heritage
Our Ecology
People & Nature
Pollinators
Biodiversity Program

 

Find, Tend, Grow

Discover, explore, heal and restore the city's natural habitats, places and species.

Find the Wild
Tend the Wild
Grow the Wild