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San Bruno Mountain Watch

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

This group's mission is to protect San Bruno Mountain's native American village sites and endangered habitats from further destruction by invasive plants and urban development.

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Friends of San Bruno Mountain

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Friends of San Bruno Mountain provides educational opportunities at San Bruno Mountain State and County Park, restores habitat for endangered plants and animals, and builds appreciation of the unique San Bruno Mountain ecosystem through publications and hands-on community activities.

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San Bruno Mountain State Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Famed biologist E.O. Wilson once named San Bruno Mountain one of the world biodiversity hotspots, because so many native species ...

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Fire on the Mountain

October 01, 2009 by John Muir Laws

A year after fire burned through two canyons on San Bruno Mountain, artist Jack Laws visited to see how different fire intensities left their mark on the plants of Buckeye and Owl canyons.

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The Making of a Naturalist’s Notebook

September 01, 2009 by Daniel McGlynn

Watch artist Jack Laws as he illustrates a page about fire on SanBruno Mountain for the October-December 2009 issue of ...

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The San Bruno Mountain Green Force

August 11, 2009 by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye

Is it possible to find a summer job that lets you be outside, learn new skills, get educated about the area's environmental richness and gives you the occasional free sandwich? Some Bay Area teens did just that. This summer crews of local youth are working in parks all over the Bay Area, thanks to federal stimulus money.

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Callippe Silverspot

June 20, 2008 by Laura Hautala

The endangered callippe silverspot butterfly was once common, but now it's found only on San Bruno Mountain, one of the world's hot spots of biodiversity and a spectacular bit of Bay Area wilderness.

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Elfin Butterfly

October 01, 2007 by Aleta George

To us, the San Bruno elfin butterfly, with its one-inch wingspan, seems small, but to the ants that protected it ...

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Butterflies and Bulldozers on an Island of Time

April 01, 2002 by Susan Zakin

San Bruno Mountain rises along the southern border of San Francisco, remnant of an ecosystem that once covered much of this peninsula. The mountain provides a tenuous refuge for some of the rare plants and endangered butterflies that have lost much of their former habitat. And it beckons to people who want a taste of the San Francisco peninsula as it was before Europeans arrived.

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