[Fosc] Pallid Manzanita Workday at Chabot Space and Science Center, June 18th, 9 a.m. - noon

Michelle Krieg field at sausalcreek.org
Wed Jun 11 12:15:34 PDT 2014


Dear Friends,

Please join us on Wednesday, June 18th, from 9 a.m. - noon to help clear
brush throughout the pallid manzanita (*Arctostaphylos pallida*) habitat
behind the Chabot Space and Science Center.

Found only in Alameda County, the pallid manzanita is listed by the state
as endangered and by the federal government as threatened. The sun-loving
plant, of which there are approximately 50 in the Sausal Creek Watershed,
has been shaded out by fast-growing, invasive trees. The City of Oakland
and Chabot Space and Science Center (CSSC) have recently applied for a
permit to remove some of the shade trees, as outlined in the Habitat
Enhancement and Conservation Plan. Removing select trees will allow more
sunlight to reach the pallid manzanitas, thereby increasing their chance of
survival.

To reduce fire fuel loads at the site and improve habitat conditions for
the pallid manzanita, FOSC is assisting in the removal of understory brush.

For more information on the tree removal project, see
www.documents.sausalcreek.org/Chabot_Flyer_May2014.pdf.

We will be meeting in the parking lot by the front entrance at 9am to clean
our shoes, gather tools, and briefly talk about the project. All tools,
gloves, and hygienic supplies will be provided. Please RSVP to
field at sausalcreek.org by June 16th.

Best,
Michelle
--
Michelle Krieg
Restoration and Nursery Manager
Friends of Sausal Creek
510-325-9006 (field cell)
*sausalcreek.org <http://sausalcreek.org>*

*Please understand that I am in the field most of the week, and will
respond at my earliest availability. Thank you.*
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