Scenic view of hiking trail

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

Learn More about Natural Resource Management

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 Achieving Healthy Ecosystems

California Native Toyon

View the January 31, 2024 Integrated Pest Management Plan webinar presented by our department’s integrated pest management program. View on YouTube

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.