New Rare Plants Unlocked! Introducing this month's rare plant superstars: Hickman's potentilla (Potentilla hickmanii) and San Francisco Wallflower (Erysimum franciscanum)! P. hickmanii is found in Rancho Corral de Tierra, which is located in San Mateo County along the coast just north of the town of Montara....

Working With the Seasons BRUSH CUTTING!! Lately, I've been thinking about how my day-to-day tasks as a land manager and steward change with transformations in the land and transitions between seasons. As spring (very quickly) moves into the Bay Area, my team and I are confronted with...

Spring is here! The field days have been filled with new friends and discoveries. Almost every day I am introduced to a new plant, fungi, and/or wildlife. I have been creating a list of all the plants I have come across in the field. It...

Although “just plants”, invasive species have the ability to completely change an ecosystem. As one of the foundational layers of what makes an area habitable, the types of plants present determine what other species can survive. Plants have evolved to coexist with other organisms in...

The GOGA SF Veg Team following a successful volunteer program at Fort Funston! A Month of Service 2024 has started with a bang! In addition to our normal weekly volunteer programs, SF Veg Team organized some really outstanding large scale volunteer service events at the beginning of...

To new experiences we go! The past month has been budding with a shared love of learning and living in the environment. From yurting to spotting to frogging and more, I’ll walk you through a few of the most memorable moments thus far. Starting with work January...

What is a side quest? Side quest (noun): An impromptu adventure or diversion undertaken by an individual, typically outside the realm of one's primary goals or responsibilities, often characterized by spontaneous actions and unconventional activities Danijela, Jeremiah, and I at the best Vista Point in the whole...

The vegetation team at Fort Baker has been out in the rain getting over 700 plants in the ground! We worked with the Conservation Corps North Bay for a whole week and their help was extremely needed to get all 700+ plants up a steep...

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I’ve had quite a first month at GOGA. After the initial orientations, trainings, and other various meetings, I donned my waders and got into fieldwork!  I started with a scour chain survey. The survey begins with a topographic survey, where...