San Francisco Environment Department


San Francisco has spectacular natural areas and beautiful parks that harbor our rich natural heritage and its biodiversity.

Mammals, Birds and the Farallon Islands
The Farallon Islands are the summer home for the largest animal that has ever lived.

Orca Encounter in Monterey Bay
For more than 30 minutes a pod of five Orcas (Killer Whales) circled, swam under and rubbed up against our boat in the Monterey Bay.

Crissy Field – the Jewel on the North Coast of San Francisco
Crissy Field is a lot more than a picturesque walkway – it supports amazing wildlife.

Heron’s Head Park – A Highlight In The Bayview
One of the best birding sites in the City is Heron’s Head Park – a restored wetland in the Bayview.

Fort Mason Community Garden - Birding and Garden Oasis in Northern San Francisco
Community gardens provide an easily accessible retreat from the concrete jungle.

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