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The San Francisco Bay is one of the most biologically diverse places in the Nation, not surprisingly it also contains a large number of endangered species. Wild Quest is an adventure to see and save the endangered species in the Bay Area. We’ve selected 10 endangered species to highlight, their habitats or homes are all over the Bay.

See it- Make a sighting or observation by personally seeing the endangered species in its natural habitat. Photographs, museum specimens and/or specimens in zoos, aquariums, and herbariums do not count.

Save it- Perform the action that accompanies the endangered species each month. We selected them because these actions can really make a difference for each of the 10 endangered species.

We understand that getting to see an endangered animal or plant can be difficult so each individual component of the quest will still earn you points towards the yearly prize.

start earning points…

The very first time you complete a quest you will earn a grand total of 20 points, every time after that the completed quest will earn you 2 points.

Similarly the very first time you complete a sighting of one of the 10 selected endangered species you will earn 5 points and every time you complete an action to save those endangered species you will earn 10 points. Every time after that each component will be worth 1 point individually.

…and start getting rewarded

Each month we will award:

  • the first person to complete the quest for that month or
  • the person who completes the quest plus has the most additional sightings/actions that month or
  • if no one completes quest, to the person who scores the most total points that month.

The award may vary from month to month so stay tune!

The monthly awards will be based only on points accrued during that particular month; however, all points carry-over, regardless of the month the point was obtained, into the end-of-year grand prize competition

WIN in more ways than one

Every time you complete a quest you have made a huge difference in an endangered species’ fight for survival. Way to go, you’re the best. Wild Quest is a friendly competition to encourage people to continue to be the best.

All points and competitors are eligible towards the $1000 grand prize at the end of the year if the competitors complete at least 6 Quests in their entirety and accumulate the highest number of points of all competitors.

If this all seems too complicated to keep track of by yourself, don’t worry!
We have a website that will do all the work for you. All you have to do is sign up and then log on every time you complete a quest or its components.

2014 has been a challenging year. On December 20, 2013, Rose Braz—Wild Equity’s Chairperson, my wife, and the person I call “the greatest human I’ve ever met” without reservation—had a seizure. That Christmas Eve she was diagnosed with an invasive and aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.

It was the scariest moment we’ve ever faced.


Too many days were spent like this in 2014.

Our lives have been transformed. Rose has since had two brain surgeries and endured radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Much of my time has been dedicated to Rose’s care, and searching the literature for treatments that may fight this disease.

This time last year we knew next to nothing about brain cancer. Since then we’ve learned that many researchers now believe there will not be a “silver bullet” cure for glioblastoma. It is much more likely that a cure will be forged from several different treatments, each fighting a different aspect of the disease.

We transformed what we learned into a treatment “cocktail” that seems to be working. Rose’s latest scans are clear, and she’s still fighting fracking throughout California.


Rose rallying thousands just days after treatment.

What is most striking about this seemingly insurmountable challenge is that our struggles and insights parallel Wild Equity’s theory of change.

Wild Equity believes that no one strategy or technique will solve our systemic problems, so we wield a variety of tools—education, public relations, litigation, & grassroots organizing and lobbying—to win campaigns and create a sustainable and just world.

More so than any other Bay Area organization, Wild Equity has the suite of skills needed to wield each of these tools successfully, and we’ve demonstrated our effectiveness in wielding them time and again.

Now more than ever we need you to reinvest in our work: please renew your membership and/or make a tax-deductible contribution to the Wild Equity Institute today.

Even during this exacting year, your support has helped Wild Equity make great strides towards a more just and sustainable community for all:

  • You helped us bring another lawsuit against the endangered species-killing Sharp Park Golf Course. With Save the Frogs! & Sequoia Audubon, Wild Equity is challenging Sharp Park Golf Course’s new attempt to drain critical wetlands for endangered species. With each successful claim we not only help wildlife, we increase the odds that San Francisco will stop wasting funds on this wildlife-killing golf course, and redirect them to San Francisco’s most impoverished neighborhood parks.


Photo © Liam O’Brien

These victories are exceptional; with your support we can accomplish even more in 2015:

Imagine the world we will build together: a more equitable world for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth. Thank you for supporting this vision and contributing to our work today!

With deepest gratitude,

Brent Plater, Executive Director

Rose Braz, Chairperson

PS — Don’t forget to buy an “I ‘Bird’ SF” shirt for you and everyone you love! All sizes are currently in stock. Thank you!

Tonight’s the night: Wild Equity’s five year anniversary celebration!  A limited number of tickets have been reserved for sale at the door for only $15, so come on by! 

Thursday November 6th, 6pm,

at the Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics 

Thank you from all of us at Wild Equity!



Wild Equity Party

These are not actors: it’s an actual scene from Wild Equity’s most recent bash!!

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On November 6th, 6pm, at the Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics Wild Equity will be proudly celebrating our five year anniversary! That’s right, it’s already been Five Years Fighting, and we’ve decided to throw you, the people who’ve made Wild Equity possible, a party!

Please join us for food, drinks, games, goodies, and most importantly good company! We’ll have live music by singer/songwriter Kristin Plater, as well as an outdoor gear raffle and vintage endangered species artwork up for auction at this celebratory end-of-year fundraiser. We’ll also showcase what we’ve accomplished to date, and, of course, show how we intend to keep Wild Equity’s momentum growing!

Tickets are on sale now for only $15! Space is limited, so reserve yours today!
(No one turned away for lack of funds.)

We can’t wait to see you!