What you can do

[Updated August 2020]


Though we have been fighting this battle since 2009, though tree-felling has already started – and a lot more trees are marked for destruction, only public outcry can save what’s left. Here’s what you can do to help save this magnificent forest


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1) Write to Governor Gavin Newsom, telling him this forest is a unique treasure and must be saved. The new Plan will destroy the forest. Governor Newsom is ex-officio a Regent of the UC Board of Regents.

Mailing address:
Governor Gavin Newsom
1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160

“Due to limited resources, responses to inquiries via mail may take up to 90 days. If you would like a more timely response, please use the email form ….” HERE.

2) Write to the Board of Regents to ask them to preserve the forest that we know and love. Thank them for UCSF’s commitment not to use pesticides in the forest.

Address: Office of the Secretary and
Chief of Staff to the Regents, 1111 Franklin St., 12th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607

Fax: (510) 987-9224.

Their email address is: regentsoffice@ucop.edu

3) Write to Sam Hawgood, Chancellor of the University of California San Francisco, saying the same thing. Here’s his address:

University of California, San Francisco
513 Parnassus Avenue, S-126
San Francisco, CA 94143-0402
Phone: 415/476-1000
Fax: 415/476-9634
Email: Chancellor@ucsf.edu or sam.hawgood@ucsf.edu


4)  Sign the two petitions to save the forest if you haven’t already. One is to UCSF, which owns three-quarters of the forest.  Available HERE (or click on the button below).

sign for sutro forestOne-quarter of the forest is on City property, and comes under the Natural Resources Department of the SF Recreation and Parks Department (formerly the Natural Areas Program). That’s  the Interior Greenbelt. Unfortunately, this is also destroying trees and – unlike UCSF – using pesticides. Please support the San Francisco Forest Alliance in their efforts to oppose these measures.
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5)  Subscribe to this website, www. SaveSutro.com for ongoing information and analysis. You’ll get an email with each new post we publish. (You can subscribe by going to the top right corner of any page of the website, and entering your email address.)

6)  Like” our Facebook page if you’re on Facebook. (As of March 2017, we had over  870 “likes.”) Also make sure to Follow it so you see our new posts of Facebook.

7)   Join our mailing list. Send us your contact (email) stating your support, your particular issues with what is going on, and if you would like to help by being part of our “critical mass” of supporters.


8)  Tell people about this website and the petitions.  Ask your friends who care about trees and forests to “Like” us on Facebook – and to sign the petitions. It will help show their support and stay updated.

9) Help us get the word out! Tell people about this issue, point them at this website or our Facebook page.

Let us know if you would like to help in other ways, such as contacting supervisors and other government officials, giving talks, attending meetings and making public comments, or give us your own ideas for helping out. Email us at fk94131 at yahoo.com

Thanks for the support!

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