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This former city dump has been gradually transformed into a place of beauty thanks to the Shepherd Canyon Eco-Pullers, a group supported by the Shepherd Canyon Homeowners Association. The homeowners association, in cooperation with FOSC, commissioned a vegetation survey in 2003. The resulting management plan guides native plantings on public as well as private lands and informs the fire mitigation plan for the canyon. For information on volunteer workdays, contact Mike Petouhoff at

First Monarch Butterfly visitors to the Shepherd Canyon Habitat in 2012

 Progress over the years at the Shepherd Canyon Upper Meadow 

FOSC vignettes from the Oakland Museum of California's renovated Gallery of California Natural Sciences

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