Bay Nature I reported U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service declared 230 acres of San Francisco critical habitat for the Franciscan manzanita (Arctostaphylos franciscana). This plant is famous for the rediscovery of a single plant in the wild that was found in San Francisco and relocated in 2009. Bay Nature reports:
The rule published Friday requires that federal development projects within the habitat area go through an environmental review. The rule doesn’t affect private landowners — unless, of course, they decide to take up a federal development project in their backyard. The designation covers parts of McLaren Park, Bayview Park, Diamond Heights, Mount Davidson, Twin Peaks, Corona Heights, Inspiration Point, Immigrant Point and Fort Point.
Read more about the decision at: Critical Habitat Identified for Franciscan Manzanita « Bay Nature