San Bruno Mountain is a recognized as a global biological hotspot, with 6 plants that grow on the mountain and nowhere else on earth. The morning session will be devoted to presentations of scientific research done on the mountain, including our endemic manzanitas, endangered butterflies, and rare and endangered plants. The afternoon session will feature presentations of interest to the general hiking public, including an overview of the wildflowers commonly seen in the spring; an introduction to manzanitas, one of the iconic California plants; a survey of the rare plants as well as the recently re-discovered flowers that had been thought to be lost. The San Mateo County Natural Resource Manager will speak about the Habitat Conservation Plan that preserved the Mountain, as well as presentations by other experts on the political history that brought the HCP into being. There will be a signup for hikes on the mountain lead by experts scheduled for following two weekends, April 25 & 26 & May 2 & 3.
More information, Program, and Description of Hikes at http://naturalhistoryofsanbrunomountain.com/Conference.html
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE (3/27/20): The physical meeting has been cancelled, but we have arranged for it to be livestreamed. If you have registered for the meeting prior to April 18, you will be sent a link via email prior to the meeting. Anyone registering on the day of the Conference will not be able to join in. You will need to download the FREE Zoom program, available at Zoom.com, and install it prior to the meeting. I would suggest that you watch the Zoom video and test your setup, so there are no problems during the Conference. Do not worry about your camera: you will not be seen online during the Conference. On April 19, at a few minutes to 9 am, you will be able to click on the link and enjoy the entire Conference from the comfort of your own home (or wherever you log in). Be sure to have some popcorn and a good lunch on hand!
– David Nelson, Chair, San Bruno Mountain Conference.
Refunds can be made through Eventbrite, but we ask ticket holders to consider their ticket price as a donation to the book and the effort to bring you the Conference online. Please consider urging your friends to buy a ticket as a way of donating to this project to share information about San Bruno Mountain. Only ticket holders will be able to livestream the Conference.