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Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve (San Francisco)
Saturday, February 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
We’ll cover about two miles with significant climbing on mostly well-graded trails with some rocky spots and exposed roots in the UCSF Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve. Here is a trail map: https://www.sutrostewards.org/_files/ugd/5492eb_f6b907ea1a16406c8904fa2b25cd72bb.pdf. The preserve is a 61-acre remnant of more than 2000 acres of eucalyptus trees planted by Adolf Sutro. We will be looking and listening for birds and enjoying our winter visitors and resident birds. Here is a bar chart of birds reported in Feb on Mount Sutro: https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2000&eyr=2022&bmo=2&emo=2&r=L1011743
UCSF has instituted a long term management plan for the OSP with the initial phase focused on removing dead and dying trees to improve fire safety. Some tree replacement planting is evident, and the Sutro Stewards are maintaining the native plantings at the summit meadow and utilizing openings along trails for further conservation planting. UCSF has commissioned GGAS to do a survey of bird and butterfly populations. The survey is in its third year.
This trip is free but advance registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the trip and close at 4 p.m. on February 10. Directions for registered participants are below.
Please note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:
Trip is limited to 25 participants, plus the leaders. There will not be a waiting list.
Participants must register online and acknowledge acceptance of our liability waiver. Each person must register separately. No “drop ins,” please.
Thank you for your flexibility in helping us ensure that everyone remains healthy! Because we have to limit the size of trips, please do not sign up unless you are committed to attending.
Directions: Meet at the new Clarendon Trailhead (37.757231, -122.454227) on Clarendon Ave near the corner of Christopher Drive. There is no restroom at this site, and we won’t pass by Aldea until late in the walk.
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/W3hwi5JzCTp7Ccip8