The pallid manzanita (Arctostaphylos pallida) is the rarest plant in the Sausal Creek Watershed—a State-listed endangered and Federally-listed threatened plant. Since 1998, volunteers have worked to ensure the survival of the two colonies of pallid manzanitas within the watershed through brush clearing, monitoring, and advocacy. To volunteer with the Pallid Manzanita Restoration Crew, contact our Restoration & Nursery Manager at email@example.com. Workdays are typically from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of every month from May to November. Volunteers are asked to commit to working six days over the course of a year so we can train and retain people who will be knowledgeable about working with this vulnerable species.
FOSC has a five year commitment to monitor the Chabot Space and Science Center pallid manzanita colony and provide the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with an annual monitoring report. This report includes a summary of implemented actions, performance criteria, monitoring methods, locations sampled, representative photographs, monitoring results, trends, and recommendations. See the Year 3 (2018) Annual Monitoring Report.
FOSC vignettes from the Oakland Museum of California's renovated Gallery of California Natural Sciences