Field Trips

CNPS- Yerba Buena Natural History Walks:

We have a bountiful bevy of entertaining and informative walks coming in 2018!

All are welcome (some trips you need to register for). We're out there...get out there with us!

Sunday May 20th, 11 am - 1 pm

FIELD TRIP: Restoring riparian, dune, and serpentine habitats in the Presidio

LeaderMichael Chassé, National Park Service

This field trip will explore recent restoration efforts at several locations in the Presidio of San Francisco. We will begin at Lobos Creek, an arroyo willow / coast live oak riparian habitat along the most intact creek in San Francisco. The hike will then proceed along the coastal dunes of Baker Beach, once dominated by European dune grass and iceplant, now home to a diverse community of sand-dwelling plants such as yellow sand verbena and beach morning glory. Further up the coast, sand gives way to the Presidio's serpentine bluffs, where rare manzanita chaparral is being returned to its rocky soils.  Throughout the hike, restoration goals and techniques will be discussed. The hike should take approximately 2 hours and will involve some hilly terrain.

The hike will begin and end at the Lobos Creek Valley kiosk at 1750 Lincoln Blvd in the Presidio. Car and bike parking is available in the adjacent lot. The area is also accessible via the Muni #29 bus.