|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 2 Feb 2015 09:16:39 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "How the Presidio [of San Francisco, CA] entwines nature, urban ecology"|
How the Presidio entwines nature, urban ecology By John King San Francisco Chronicle (CA) January 30, 2015The wonder of the Presidio of San Francisco is that it blurs the line between city and nature to the point where you can’t pull the two apart.
Those loud birds perched atop a tree near Lovers' Lane? They’re the same parrots that gravitate to Telegraph Hill. The thicket of shrubs and trees where a creek tumbles through Thompson Reach toward the bay? A decade ago it was in a pipe below hazardous waste. And Crissy Field with its bucolic marsh along the bay?
"It was back-of-house space: parked cars and military vehicles," said Michael Boland, chief planner for the Presidio Trust, which manages nearly all of the 1,491-acre enclave at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. "An Army post is a messy business."
Boland was speaking at "Bridging the Nature-Culture Divide: Saving Nature in a Humanized World," a conference held Friday at the Presidio's Officers Club. It was the third gathering on the nature- culture topic organized by the Washington, D.C.-based Cultural Landscape Foundation.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/place/article/How-the-Presidio- entwines-nature-urban-ecology-6043898.php?cmpid=prem2
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