About Us

San Mateo County Parks' Natural Resource Management program manages the land, water, soil, plant and animal resources within our park system, using scientific ecological principles and techniques to achieve healthy, diverse ecosystems. We seek to balance conservation with the public enjoyment of these lands in order to preserve them for generations to come. Learn more about our practices and guiding principles.

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Field Notes Meet Our New NRM Interns - Winter 2021
We're excited to introduce our new Natural Resource Management interns. Meet Johanna, Alissa, and Aidan!
Reseeding a Natural Preserve with Native Grass
Our task was to level and install seed beds for the Green Grass Project at Edgewood Farms —an amazing project spearheaded by the Friends of Edgewood group, which has been helping steward the park and its incredible diversity of plant life for over 25 years.
San Bruno Mountain Elfin Monitoring
Every other year the Natural Resource Management team does a survey of San Bruno Elfin, an endangered species on San Bruno Mountain. Their larva, or caterpillars, feed an attractive native succulent that grows on rocky outcrops.
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