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San Francisco’s Fragmented Ecosystems

San Francisco has 32 pockets of undeveloped land set aside for the preservation of the natural world. These pockets hold the last remnants of wildness once found across the lands where we now live, but do we have room in our parks and our hearts…

Brent Plater at Hastings International and Comparative Law Review’s Conference on Human Rights and Sustainable Development in an Era of Free Trade

Thursday, February 18, 2-6 pm: Wild Equity’s Executive Director, Brent Plater, will be speaking next week at the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review’s Conference “Human Rights and Sustainable Development in an…

SFRPD’s Illegal Operations Continue Unpunished at Sharp Park Golf Course

SFRPD has been knowingly violating the Coastal Act at this beach without consequence for years The California Coastal Commission is and has been allowing San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to lawlessly develop and maintain a seawall…

El Nino Wreaks Havoc Upon Pacifica and Sharp Park Golf Course

Pacifica is in a state of emergency after heavy El Nino storms have posed a significant risk to the safety of seaside residents. But this is no first: Pacifica residents have previously been evacuated as a precautionary measure when storms…

Help Restore Habitat for Endangered Butterflies!

Saturday, January 23, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: The Wild Equity Institute is partnering with San Bruno Mountain Watch to restore ecologically important habitat for the beautiful mission blue and callippe silverspot butterflies at San Bruno Mountain!…

SF’s Natural Areas Plan is at Risk Due to Sharp Park Golf Course

For Immediate Release – November 19, 2015 Contact: Brent Plater, Wild Equity (415) 572-6989 or bplater@wildequity.org California Red-Legged Frog, Photo © Brent Plater Environmental Groups Unite to Tell City: Remove Golf Course…

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Salmon Hike at Muir Woods!

We wanted to pass along our thanks to everyone who came out to the hike at Muir Woods this past Sunday. We had a lot of fun and hope you did too! We have some more events coming up that we would love to see you at, including Butterfly Habitat…

Muir Woods Salmon Hike!

Sunday, January 10, 11:00 am – 1 pm: You are invited to join the Wild Equity Institute for a hike at Muir Woods to see the threatened Coho Salmon, Central California Coast Evolutionary Significant Unit, and the Steelhead, Central California…

Brent Plater Discusses Wild Equity in December Issue of Save The Frogs! Magazine!

Check out the December 2015 edition of Save the Frogs! Magazine, featuring some exciting developments on their work, as well as an interview with Wild Equity’s Executive Director, Brent Plater!

Golf Industry Wants Taxpayers to Pay For Failed Golf Course

Why does San Mateo County want to manage this disaster of a golf course? According to recent reports, San Mateo County is considering committing a financial boondoggle by acquiring Sharp Park Golf Course from San Francisco. Given environmental…

2015: Another Year of Losses at Sharp Park Golf Course

Sharp Park Golf Course has little value proposition, especially during annual winter flooding San Francisco’s money-losing, endangered species killing Sharp Park Golf Course once again left City taxpayers with a whopping bill at the…

Save The Planet Movie Night: WALL·E

Wednesday, December 16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Please join us for a screening of WALL·E, a fun and pertinent film about our planet’s ecological future. We hope that this will be an enjoyable way to reflect on our collective responsibility…

Help Restore Habitat for Endangered Butterflies!

Saturday, January 23, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: The Wild Equity Institute is partnering with San Bruno Mountain Watch to restore ecologically important habitat for the beautiful mission blue and callippe silverspot butterflies at San Bruno Mountain!…

Hike: Twain’s Frog and the Beautiful Serpent

Saturday, December 12th, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm: Join Brent Plater of the Wild Equity Institute to search for two of the most imperiled vertebrate species on the San Francisco peninsula: the California Red-legged Frog and the San Francisco Garter…

Be a Part of the Fight in 2016: Join Wild Equity Today!

Dear Reader, Another year has passed, and yet our most challenging environmental and social problems remain. In fact, many seem to be getting worse: there is now more carbon in the atmosphere, more species on the brink of extinction, more inequity…

Endangered Species Hike at Sharp Park!

Saturday, December 12th, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm: Join Brent Plater of the Wild Equity Institute to search for two of the most imperiled vertebrate species on the San Francisco peninsula: the California Red-legged Frog and the San Francisco Garter…

Recent Report Demonstrates Urgency of Restoring Wetlands at Sharp Park

A San Francisco Garter Snake, one of the residents of the wetlands at Sharp Park A new report suggests that San Francisco cannot wait any longer to restore Sharp Park. The report, completed by over 100 scientists and 17 government agencies,…

Wild Equity Challenges EPA’s Motion to Dismiss

Appearing before a federal judge in Oakland on October 21st, Wild Equity challenged the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing failure to protect communities and endangered species in Antioch, CA, from a PG&E power…

Opposition to Significant Natural Resource Areas Management Program

In order to ensure that the good isn’t thrown out with the bad, the Wild Equity Institute and an array of environmental and community supporters are demanding that the Sharp Park Golf Course redevelopment plan be segregated out of the Significant Natural Resource Areas Program Management Plan, and considered separately through its own environmental review process.

Volunteer for Wild Equity at the Wildlife Conservation Expo!

Have a passion for conservation? The 2015 Wildlife Conservation Exposition will be taking place at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF this Saturday, October 10th, from 10am to 6:30pm. The event will feature fifty organizations and nineteen…

Another Wetland Restoration Success Story: South Bay Salt Ponds

Ridgway’s Rail, one of the endangered species to return to South Bay Salt Ponds (Source: Golden Gate Audubon Society) Over the last several years, Wild Equity has been working on a campaign to close down Sharp Park Golf Course and…

Learning to Live Equitably: A Lesson for Sharp Park Golf Course

This figure demonstrates the location of a wildlife corridor at Sharp Park that would allow for passage across Highway 1 Given the massive impact human civilization has on Earth, an equitable relationship between people and the other species…

Sea Level Rise, Waterfront Development, and Sharp Park

As sea levels rise, flooding at Sharp Park Golf Course will gradually worsen Despite San Francisco’s progressive reputation, the city is doing a subpar job of preparing for the impacts of climate change. According to a Summer 2015 report…

The Crashing Golf Market and You: Why it doesn’t make sense to invest millions of your taxpayer money in San Francisco’s failing Sharp Park Golf Course

Annual flooding reduces golf activity at Sharp Park Golf Course Sharp Park Golf Course has a lot going against it these days. Since 2005, the course has lost San Francisco nearly 1.4 million dollars (see table below). Take a look at player-written…

Restoring Sharp Park…For Everyone

Click here to download a brochure that outlines our vision to restore Sharp Park! Tomorrow morning you step out onto the edge of 400 acres of natural wetland, just as the sunlight breaks through the sea-breezed clouds overhead. You breathe…

Former Sharp Park Golf Course Supervisor Turns Whistleblower Over Course’s Environmental Problems

Massive water draining at Sharp Park Golf Course The allegations of Wayne Kappelman, a former supervisor at Sharp Park Golf Course, need to be put into perspective. Kappelman was showered with awards while he towed the party line as the course…

Tell Mayor Lee You Support Restoring Sharp Park!!!

In 2011 the Board of Supervisors passed legislation that enables San Francisco to partner with the National Park Service at Sharp Park to transition land management from an unsustainable golf course into a new National Park that everyone can…

#RestoreSharpPark for #WorldSnakeDay!

Happy World Snake Day! At Wild Equity we love snakes of all shapes and sizes, but of course there’s one that’s out and away our favorite. The San Francisco Garter Snake is possibly the most imperiled vertebrate in the state,…

Movie Night: Saving the Bay – Part 2

Thursday, June 18th, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Wild Equity screens the second part of Saving the Bay, a four-part PBS primetime special about the rich history of the precious San Francisco Bay. We will be showing episodes 3 and 4, which will…

Wild Equity Lawsuit Challenges Sharp Park Golf Course’s Destruction of Coastal Wetlands

 For Immediate Release: June 18, 2015 Contact: Brent Plater, Wild Equity Institute, (415) 572-6989 Wild Equity Lawsuit Challenges Sharp Park Golf Course’s Destruction of Coastal Wetlands   Redwood City, Calif.…

Wild Equity at Sunday Streets Great Highway!

Sunday, June 14th, 12:00am-3:00pm: Join the Wild Equity Institute for a fun-filled and colorful day at Sunday Streets. Visit our table and learn about our efforts to unite the grassroots conservation and environmental justice movements in campaigns…

Restore Sharp Park

Our Vision Restore parkland at the site of a failing municipal golf course to provide a healthy home for unique local wildlife such as the California Red-legged Frog and the San Francisco Garter Snake. These species are currently at risk of…