Today is the last day to comment on the proposal to list the Franciscan Manzanita, Arctostaphylos franciscana, under the Endangered Species Act. You can support this important conservation step by clicking here and letting the Fish and Wildlife Service know why you support full federal Endangered Species Act protection for San Francisco’s miracle manzanita.
Don’t know what to say? That’s OK: just write from your heart and let the Fish and Wildlife Service know that you want the individual plant protected and the entire species restored using the best conservation law on the planet: the Endangered Species Act.
If you are looking for something more to say, feel free to review the Wild Equity Institute’s comments. We’ve focused on the importance of protecting unoccupied areas for the species, areas that have the characteristics needed to serve as important reintroduction areas as part of a long-term recovery process for the species.
You can find out more about the amazing rediscovery of the Franciscan manzanita and the bold recovery actions being taken for the species at the Wild Equity Institute’s Franciscan Manzanita website.