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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 ecosystems. Learn more about us, our vegetation management principles and integrated pest management program.

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Webinar: Achieving Healthy Ecosystems in San Mateo County Parks

On January 31, join us for a webinar about the department’s integrated pest management program.
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Leptosiphon Habitat Management & Introduction Project

Protecting, restoring, and expanding the growth of Leptosiphon croceus, a threatened flowering plant with only one remaining naturally occurring population.

Pest Management At Flood Park FAQ

A pest management plan to reduce the number of ground squirrels causing damage to trees and walkways has been developed in coordination with our Natural Resource Management staff.

Invasive Plant Management at Pillar Point Bluff

Our Natural Resource Management (NRM) staff and partners continue the preservation of coastal scrub habitat at Pillar Point Bluff by developing plans to identify, treat and monitor invasive plants.

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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