Past successes include:
The Pallid Manzanita colony at the Chabot Space and Science Center is one of FOSC’s greatest success stories.
Since beginning our restoration program in 2015, the population has rebounded from 3 struggling plants to 120 young, healthy individuals. Half of them fruited for the first time in 2022.
The Fern Ravine Natural Area is a model for redwood understory restoration in Oakland.
After we installed fencing and a footbridge to guide visitors, our native plantings are flourishing, ferns are re-emerging, and the complex layers of a healthy redwood forest are rebounding.
In 2001, FOSC partnered with the City of Oakland on a major project to restore two acres of riparian habitat along a stretch of Sausal Creek in lower Dimond Canyon.
The project resulted in a nearly 50% increase in native vegetation cover, and a dramatic increase in biodiversity in the area, and the creek banks have shown increased resistance to erosion.
Restore, enhance, protect.
FOSC works tirelessly to increase biodiversity, improve water quality, engage communities in environmental stewardship, and support wildlife within the Sausal Creek Watershed.