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Peter Scott’s article on Native Plant Restoration

We were sent this article, with a request to re-publish it on this website. The author, who wrote this in the context of the East Bay, kindly gave permission. Emphasis has been added. ———— NATIVE PLANT RESTORATION: IT LOOKS A … Continue reading

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Fog Log

So we’ve entered that crucial “September to November period when fire risk is greatest,” according to the UCSF letter. Mount Sutro is squarely in the fog belt. The question is, Whether between the end of summer (and fog) and the … Continue reading

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Evidence: Opening The Forest Raises Fire-risk

Opening up the Mt Sutro Forest has had the effect of increasing fire-risk. This is the evidence from the trail-building in the forest over the last few years. So why is UCSF planning to open it up much more? We … Continue reading

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Article in the Examiner

The Examiner today carried an article saying we are fighting to retain the forest. They spoke to Dr Morley Singer; to someone at UCSF; and to Sean Elsbernd. They note Dr Singer’s point that this is a quarter of the … Continue reading

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Letter: Grass fires are worse…

We received this letter from “Bewildered in Berkeley” in response to David Maloney’s letter exonerating eucalyptus in the 1991 Oakland fire. ———— Thanks for telling us about the Oakland-Berkeley Mayors’ Firestorm Task Force analysis of the cause of the 1991 … Continue reading

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Task force report: Trees are not a Primary Fire Hazard

David Maloney, a member of the Task Force investigating the 1991 Oakland Hills fire confirms that even there – in Oakland’s climate of more extremes and less humidity than Mt Sutro’s cloud forest – trees were not the primary problem. … Continue reading

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Puzzling letter from UCSF: Fire Hazard?

The enclosure to the July 9th 2009 letter from UCSF’s Assistant Vice Chancellor was puzzling. It managed to concentrate a large number of questionable statements in a very small space, and will keep this blog busy for a while! Today: … Continue reading

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FEMA Fire danger? Where?

The UCSF application to FEMA, besides a great deal of peripheral information relating to the management of other forests like the Presidio, said that the California Dept of Fire and Forestry identified areas of high fire risk. A map was … Continue reading

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The Letter Objecting to the UCSF “Fire Mitigation” plan

Objections to the UCSF “Fire Mitigation” Plan (published with permission) UCSF has circulated a plan to fell thousands of trees in two separate areas – South Ridge and Edgewood – as part of an ostensible “Fire Mitigation” project. FEMA funding … Continue reading

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Letter from the SF Tree Council

Letter in support, to the SF Urban Forestry Council from San Francisco Tree Council, (published with permission): Re: Support for Letter “Objections to the UCSF “Fire Mitigation” Plan Dear Urban Forest Council Members, I assume item #7 refers to the … Continue reading

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