Author Archives: SF Forest Alliance

Glen Canyon Trails Project : 31 Trees Will be Cut in September

SF Recreation and Parks Department is stepping up the Trails project in Glen Canyon. By the time you read this, they may already have posted notices for removal of 31 trees that they say have been assessed as “Hazardous.” The … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: What It Looks Like 6 Months After the Trees

It’s been over six months since the trees were felled between Elk Rd and the Glen Canyon Rec Center.  Here’s what it looks like now. ——————————— The destruction part took no time at all: An avenue of majestic century-old trees, … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation: Nobel Prize, Glen Canyon

Recently, local historian Evelyn Rose gave a slide-show and talk at Glen Canyon about its history (and even prehistory).  One interesting piece involved … why Glen Canyon is connected to the Nobel Prize. (She also wrote a piece about it, … Continue reading

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Glen Park Rec Center: The Next Phase

Finally, the Glen Park Recreation Center is getting what the neighbors really wanted – a makeover for the old building. We attended a meeting held by SF Rec & Parks’ Capital Planning about this phase of the project. About 30 … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Trees – Why We Should Have Saved Them, and Where It’s At Now

We’re bringing you two videos that together will take under ten minutes of your time: One made some months ago, when the trees in the picture still dappled the hillside with their shadows; and a recent one that follows up … Continue reading

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A Bushtit’s Nesting Plans in Glen Canyon Park

We are delighted to post this series of pictures by prize-winning wildlife photographer Janet Kessler. They were taken a few days ago in Glen Canyon, where nesting season is in full swing. (We wish SF RPD would take cognizance of … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park Update

Well, it’s done. The grove of trees that graced the park’s Elk Road entrance is now a bunch of stumps and mulch. Here’s what it looked like when the cutting had just started, and what it looks like now. ………… … Continue reading

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Golden Spring in Glen Canyon

After so much sad destruction to report, it’s nice to write about the brighter side of Glen Canyon Park. And is it ever bright! Spring has come again to the upper slopes of Glen Canyon in a blaze of yellow, … Continue reading

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When the First Glen Canyon Bee Hive was Killed – November 2011

This article is from SaveSutro (republished with permission), about the destruction of the first feral bee hive in October 2011. This was going to be a post about the San Francisco Natural Areas Program (SF NAP) destroying a hive of … Continue reading

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The Bee Tree Was NOT Saved

Sadly, the bee tree was a casualty of the tree destruction that was going on. We had understood that the bee-friends of  San Francisco had talked to the SFRPD, and they agreed that the stump would be cut off at … Continue reading

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