Our trails program works to maintain, restore, and build trails that provide our community with access to the Mount Sutro Open Space. Founded in 2006, Sutro Stewards has developed and maintained roughly 5.5 miles of multi-use trails that cater to our diverse user-base of hikers, dog walkers, trail runners, and cyclists. With our trained staff and crew leaders, we provide the tools and instruction that enables our volunteers to accomplish both regular maintenance as well as more technical projects that help keep our trail system safe and sustainable for year-round use.
Want to contribute to the Mount Sutro Trail Network? Join us for a volunteer event on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 AM - 1 PM. (Currently suspended due to COVID-19)
Our conservation program works to maintain, protect, and enhance native plant populations on Mount Sutro. We currently have over 20 active habitat restoration and conservation sites throughout the 61 acre open space, where we work increase biodiversity and enhance wildlife habitat. Our volunteers work year-round to remove harmful invasive plants and replant with locally-appropriate native species propagated in our on-site nursery.
Want to learn about plants and improve habitat? Join us for a volunteer project every Wednesday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM for at risk populations and every Thursday from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM for everyone else.
The Mount Sutro Native Plant Nursery has been operating since Fall 2012. The nursery works in conjunction with the conservation program to conserve unique plant species of Mount Sutro, and grows additional species for habitat restoration to provide wildlife habitat and forage. The nursery propagates California native plant species sourced locally within the city of San Francisco. Extra plants are available for sale to the public for habitat gardens (see Nursery page for more information). Currently the nursery grows over 180 different species, and houses over 4,000 plants in total. The nursery also has a large demonstration garden to showcase native plants. The nursery is staffed mainly by volunteers, directed by the Nursery Manager, who work on seed cleaning, pre-germination treatments, propagation, up-potting, as well as weeding, pruning, mixing potting soil and all other maintenance tasks.