About Nature in the City
Nature in the City, a project of Earth Island Institute, is San Francisco's first organization wholly dedicated to ecological conservation, restoration and stewardship of the Franciscan bioregion.Program Areas
· Educate city dwellers, stewards, visitors and civic leaders about San Francisco's natural heritage
· Catalyze, nurture and support the citizen network of community-based ecological stewardship, and direct native habitat stewardship projects in threatened natural areas throughout the city.
· Organize & promote grassroots advocacy to all government jurisdictions to achieve strong legal protection and comprehensive ecological restoration of our urban ecosystems and biodiversity.
· Facilitate land management agency ecological best practices and inter-agency coordination for natural resources protection, stewardship, and ecological restoration.
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San Francisco is often described as the epicenter of the global environmental movement. The United Nations held World Environment Day 2005 (WED) in San Francisco, in part to honor the region's unique role and history of contributions to environmentalism and global ecological sustainability. Specifically, San Francisco hosted WED for the City's role in urban environmental sustainability.
But is the City doing all it can for San Francisco's natural environment?
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urban nature and
During WED, an ad-hoc coalition of local ecological organizations hosted the Nature in the City Symposium in order to spotlight the fundamental contribution that urban nature conservation and ecological restoration make to ecological sustainability, local and global.
San Francisco is located within a global biodiversity hotspot. Several resource agencies in San Francisco are part of the Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve, a unit of UNESCO's Program on Man and the Biosphere (MAB). Since we are on the verge of a potential global climate catastrophe, San Francisco, like all cities and communities, has to coevolve in better harmony with the regional and global natural environments.
While thinking globally and
regionally, we must
remember that our
biodiversity hotspot is right here in the City!
Social and ecological
transformation begins at home. Can people
sustainably and be in harmony with their
without restoring and stewarding
natural processes and habitats? We have our own local
We have to
nature conservation and ecological restoration is critical to urban and