LINKS

Wild Plant Checklist
A list of checklists of wild plants sorted by Regional Park 

Wild Plant Photo Guide
A list of wild plant photo guides sorted by Regional Park

Wildflower Photo Guide
A list of wildflower photo guides sorted by Regional Park

California Native Plant Society
A group and advocate for conserving California's native plants

Wildfire Hazard Reduction And Resource Management Plan and EIR
Learn more about East Bay Hills Wildfire Hazard Reduction And Resource Management Plan and EIR

Wildland Vegetation

The regional park wildlands reflect the plant communities of the Bay Area: They contain a diverse mixture of native and non-native trees, shrubs, and annual and perennial herbaceous plants. Although the flora has changed considerably as a result of non-native plant introductions and increased urbanization, numerous native plants remain. Land use and vegetation changes over the past two centuries have irreversibly altered the landscape, making it necessary to use management techniques to maintain an ecological balance between native and non-native vegetation and to achieve wildland fire safety objectives. All District vegetation management activities are designed to maintain plant community dynamics. The District manages most plant communities to preserve their intrinsic value as naturally functioning ecosystems.

Click on the following links for more resources on wild plants in the Park District.

East Bay Regional Park District Wild Plant Checklists

Plant check list - 2012 District-Wide and Park-Specific Checklists Link 2012 update, conforming to The Jepson Manual, Version 2, and the Jepson eFlora. Link

East Bay Regional Park District Wild Plant Photo Guides

District-Wide Wild Plant Photo Guide Adobe Acrobat PDF
- Sorted by Scientific Name (9.3 MB, 11 x 8.5, 53 pp.)
The wild plants in these guides are sorted by scientific name, much like most plant lists. In most cases, the photograph focuses on the flower structure, preferably with fruits or leaves visible to aid in identification. 

District-Wide Wild Plant Photo Guide Adobe Acrobat PDF
- Sorted by Family Name (9.2 MB, 11 x 8.5, 53 pp.)

District-Wide Wild Plant Photo Guide Link

East Bay Regional Park District Wildflower Photo Guides

District-Wide Wildflower Photo Guide Adobe Acrobat PDF
- Sorted by Flower Color  (6.4 MB, 11 x 8.5, 40 pp.)
The wildflowers in these guides are sorted first by flower color, then within each color by plant family (flowers that look alike), and within each family by genus (flowers that look even more alike). Common names are emphasized. 

Park-Specific Wildflower Photo Guide Link

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Restoration Project

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Restoration of Coastal Prairie Using Prescribed Burning
2012 - Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Restoration Final Project Report Adobe Acrobat PDF
(300 KB, 11 x 8.5, 21 pp.)

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Restoration of Coastal Prairie Using Prescribed Burning
2010 and 2011: Second and third year report to the East Bay Regional Park District Adobe Acrobat PDF
(325 KB, 11 x 8.5, 17 pp.)

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Restoration of Coastal Prairie Using Prescribed Burning
2009: First year report to the East Bay Regional Park District Adobe Acrobat PDF
(300 KB, 11 x 8.5, 12 pp.)

Serpentine Prairie Restoration Project: Phase I

The Skyline Serpentine Prairie is home to one of Northern California’s richest arrays of native plants due to the serpentine found here. Serpentine is California’s official state rock and is critically important for the survival of many endangered species. This prairie is home to the endangered Presidio clarkia and rare Tiburon buckwheat along with other rare plants and animals. Unfortunately, decades of overuse and the invasion of exotic plants are seriously impacting the natural environment. If steps aren't taken to protect this area, it likely will be lost forever.

More Serpentine Prairie Information Link

 


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