Latest San Bruno Mountain Stories

2008-09-27 06:00:16

By Daisy Miao Have a hankering to enjoy the great outdoors? Grab your sunglasses and hiking boots and head to a county park this afternoon. It won't cost a dime. The entry fee to San Mateo County parks is being waived today in celebration of National Public Lands Day, promoted by the National Environmental Education Foundation to educate residents about critical environmental and natural resources issues. "By making the parks free on National Public Lands Day, a growing number of people...

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By Christine Morente BRISBANE -- At the base of many charred shrubs, new life emerges. "They know exactly what to do," said David Schooley, referring to plants and Mother Nature's resilience after a five-alarm fire on San Bruno Mountain's Owl and Buckeye canyons in July. Native plants on 300 acres were burned. Now, splotches of green can be seen on the mountain's ridge. Schooley, founder of San Bruno Mountain Watch, is restoring the area. He's concerned about parts of the canyons...

2008-09-02 18:00:13

By Aaron Kinney San Mateo County officials acted to close several trails and parks Wednesday due to a high risk of fire, while at the same time opening cooling centers in the southern half of the county. County parks officials closed Sawyer Camp Trail and all footpaths along Crystal Springs Reservoir early Wednesday morning in response to a request by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which manages the surrounding Crystal Springs Watershed. The trails will remain closed to...

2008-08-28 06:00:43

By Shaun Bishop Federal authorities Tuesday designated more than 18,000 acres in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties as critical habitat for the threatened Bay checkerspot butterfly. The move by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designates areas where the insect with a 2-inch wingspan can survive. Native to the Bay Area, the checkerspot butterfly lives where soil lacks nutrients and only a few select plants grow, including dwarf plantain and purple owl's clover. Its larvae feed on...

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2012-06-18 10:56:19

Symbol: ARIM Group: Dicot Family: Ericaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ARANI Arctostaphylos andersonii A. Gray var. imbricata (Eastw.) J.E. Adams ex McMinn Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta...

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