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SF’s Natural Areas Program – More Pesticide in 2013

Edited to Add: We’ve corrected the comparison between NAP and other SFRPD herbicide use to account for a reclassification of Greenmatch EX, a lemongrass-based herbicide. Details HERE. Even as we celebrate UCSF’s decision not to use pesticides in Sutro Forest, … Continue reading

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‘Natural’ Areas Program Using Pesticide in Sutro Forest

No sooner had UCSF announced it would not use pesticides than the Natural Areas Program (NAP) suddenly decided that it needed to use imazapyr in SF RPD’s part of Sutro Forest. The Forest is mostly owned by UCSF, but 19 … Continue reading

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SF’s Natural Areas Program Uses Even More Pesticides

This article was reprinted from sffforest.net with minor changes and additions. Sutro Forest may be the only pesticide-free wild land in San Francisco – but that could change this year. ————————- The 2012 final data are in, and it’s official: … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s Natural Areas: 2012 A Record Year for Pesticide Use

If, like us, you hoped that 2012 might be the year that San Francisco’s Natural Areas Program (NAP) proved us wrong about its escalating  pesticide use — it’s not happening. That ship sailed in September. Readers of this site will … Continue reading

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Measuring Pesticide Use by San Francisco’s Natural Areas Program

As readers of this site will know, we’ve been following the use of pesticides in Natural Areas. At present, four pesticides are mainly used by the Natural Areas Program (NAP): Glyphosate (trade-names Roundup or Aquamaster); Triclopyr (Garlon and its variants); … Continue reading

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Pesticides in San Francisco’s Natural Areas: Rising Volumes

Some months ago, we had written about San Francisco’s Natural Areas Program and its escalating pesticide use. The graph below shows the number of applications of pesticides in the years from 2008-2011. The San Francisco Forest Alliance, an organization dedicated … Continue reading

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San Francisco Natural Areas and Escalating Pesticide Use

We spent a couple of hours, the other day, in the beautiful McLaren Lodge, leafing through a thick binder of pesticide reports for the San Francisco Rec and Park Department. It was so thick in part because it contained a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, with Pyrotechnics and Pesticides

Last night, we went to watch the fireworks from Twin Peaks as the year turned over. It was a clear night, despite a little fog earlier on. The hill was crowded with cars and buzzing with anticipation. People jogged or … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: Pesticides and Habitat Removal

It’s that time of the year: Habitat removal time. In Glen Canyon Park, bushes and small trees that provide an impenetrable thicket for birds and animals to take cover are now becoming a lot more penetrable… … and bright-berried bushes, … Continue reading

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SNRAMP, Pesticides, and Mt Davidson

It’s not just Twin Peaks and Glen Canyon and McLaren Park and Stern Grove. Here are some recent pictures we received of pesticide use on Mt Davidson. It’s the old favorites, Aquamaster (glyphosate) and Polaris (Imazapyr). Coming soon to one … Continue reading

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San Francisco Natural Area’s Pesticide Violations

As we noted in our previous post, the San Francisco Natural Areas Program seems to be using increasing amounts of toxic pesticides. From time to time, we’ve posted information here about pesticide use in the Natural Areas Program (NAP) lands.  … Continue reading

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Natural Areas Program’s Pesticides: Toxic and Toxic-er

It’s no surprise that people are beginning to associate San Francisco’s Natural Areas Program with pesticides. It’s been using them (if the city’s records are accurate) at an increasing rate. In 2009, it applied Garlon 16 times; in 2010, it … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: Sunset and Evening Fog and Pesticides

It was an amazingly beautiful evening over San Francisco, and of course the views from Twin Peaks were spectacular. The fog flowed through and over the Golden Gate,  and only the towers poked through.  This is the stuff that turns … Continue reading

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San Francisco, Biodiversity, and the Department of the Environment

We’re aware of San Francisco’s Department of the Environment as the first line of defense against toxic chemicals in our public lands. But they’re more than the defense-against-the-dark-chems guys. They’re the recycling guys. The energy saving guys. The community gardens … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks, Glen Canyon, Natural Areas, and Imazapyr

We’ve been seeing the new pesticide notices up on Twin Peaks, the ones we wrote about earlier here. So today, when we saw three more (and there may have been others) we assumed they were more of the same. They … Continue reading

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Native Plants and Neurotoxins

It appears that Native Areas in San Francisco are again linked to toxic herbicides. We’ve posted earlier about Twin Peaks and Garlon/ Roundup. This time, it’s Imazapyr in Stern Grove. Imazapyr is sold under the brand name of “Habitat” when … Continue reading

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