How much space does a plant need to grow, if its population recently crashed to a single specimen?In the case of the Franciscan Manzanita, a shrub thought to be extinct in the wild until it was discovered in 2009 growing alongside the Doyle Drive reconstruction project, the federal government thinks ... More >>
A gem of a discovery The saga over the effort to protect the rare and precious Franciscan Manzanita plant escalated on Tuesday when the San Francisco Wild Equity Institute filed a lawsuit against U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The group claims his agency failed miserably in protecting the p ... More >>
He has a family to look after, tooIt came as no surprise to city leaders when conservation groups slapped them with a lawsuit today, accusing the Recreation and Park Department of perpetually killing endangered species at Sharp Park Golf Course. The suit -- which was filed today in San Francisco ... More >>
A new study commissioned by environmental activists asserts that Sharp Park Golf Course should be restored to a wilderness area, a move the study claims would save millions of dollars for San Francisco taxpayers and aid the survival of endangered species that occupy the property.A municipal golf ... More >>
Forget about Sharp Parks endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.
A brutal dog attack in Nob Hill has revived the city's battle over canine control. Here's why it's going to get worse.