We work to conserve land on and near San Bruno Mountain as public open space. We work with local landowners, donors, and government officials to ensure the protection of areas of natural and cultural significance.
We grow the native plants of San Bruno Mountain with the help of volunteers at our Mission Blue Nursery to supply habitat restoration projects on the mountain and sustainable landscaping efforts in homes, schools, and cities.
Don't miss wildflowers on the south slopes! Join the SSF Weed Warriors for their restoration work on the Mountain's south slope – and get some exercise! The non-native invasives are a constant battle so we need all the weed warriors we can get! Only heavy rain would cancel - so come prepared. Friday and Saturday 9am to noon.
Help remove invasive weeds like french broom, wild radish, and pincushion plant from the grasslands along the ridge of Buckeye Canyon. These stewardship efforts will help protect habitat for the endangered mission blue and callippe silverspot butterflies and encourage an increased abundance of native wildflowers.
Winter is Doug’s second favorite season ~ it’s the season of renewal, a celebration of the birth and rebirth of our native plant species. So many perennial species are waking up from their dormancy and the annuals are beginning to germinate - the first signs of Spring are in our Winter !
Fall on The Mountain brings us cool foggy days, sprinkles of rain and Nature’s berry bonanza to the delight of both resident and migrating birds. Doug keeps his eared perked up for arriving wintering warblers, and eyes up for migrating raptors passing through on their way to breeding grounds.
In his Mountain Journal for Summer 2018, Doug addresses the importance of our fog - and reminds us that this source of moisture is a critical factor for our coastal flora. As we endure our typical summer of fog, it’s a good time to remember that many plants on San Bruno Mountain depend on this summer regime for survival.