Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve (San Francisco)
October 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
We’ll cover about two miles with significant climbing on mostly well-graded trails with some rocky spots and exposed roots (sutrostewards.org/trail-map) in the UCSF Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve. 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 by the end of October we expect that winter visitors will have joined resident birds. Here is a bar chart of birds reported in Oct-Nov on Mt. Sutro.
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 second 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 Thursday, October 28. 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: We will start at the Aldea Community Center, 155 Johnstone Dr. at 8:30. Park on Clarendon or Dellbrook as close to the Johnstone intersection as possible, then hike a short distance up Johnstone Dr. to the UCSF Aldea Center on your left (across from the intersection of Medical Center Way on the right). Allow ~10 min to park and walk to the meeting place. UCSF can be reached by public transit: N Judah light rail, and 43, 6 and 66 buses. The Aldea Center is a significant uphill climb from the transit stops. There is a restroom at Aldea, but it is not reliably open at the start of the trail..
Heavy fog and strong wind cancels. Please rsvp Pat Greene, email@example.com for last minute updates or changes.
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/R1AG9DEYRKB3jLHH8