Natural San Francisco
San Francisco still has extraordinary diversity of native plant and animal communities, including grasslands, wetlands, coastal scrub, dunes, oak woodlands, and, of course, the Estuary and the Pacific Ocean.
The Biodiversity program collaborates with partners on nature conservation strategies and policies. We facilitate sustainable restoration and stewardship of our wild lands and wildlife habitats, and educate the public about our living natural heritage and local ecological stewardship opportunities.
Explore and Restore: people and organized groups participate in community-based stewardship of our local natural lands, restoring habitat and their own nature connection, thereby nurturing local ecological health as well as their own.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.