Nature & You Lecture Series: Urban Nature in San Francisco Presidio – ONLINE

The global human population is increasingly more urban than rural.  Nature has been traditionally viewed as far and away from these urban centers… out of sight and out of mind, with only the privileged few able to visit distant “nature.”  In fact, nature, including wildlife, can and does exist in the urban environment of the Presidio in San Francisco.  Restoring and conserving urban nature is a 21st century concept intended to bridge the disconnect of people and the natural world, improve quality of life for local residents, and bring conservation action and education to these peoples in the hopes of fostering a more environmentally literate community while instilling a deeper sense of place.

Please join Jonathan Young, Wildlife Ecologist with the Presidio Trust, for a discussion of urban nature at the San Francisco Presidio, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Jonathan has been developing the Presidio’s wildlife program which includes surveying, monitoring, managing, and restoring the diversity of animals found in the park.  His urban coyote studies are particularly interesting.

This lecture will be ONLINE in a Zoom meeting.  You must register on this page (be sure to include your email address) and download Zoom. (There is no need to create an account.) After registering, participants will be sent an email with the meeting ID and password.  After the lecture, you will be able to ask questions via Zoom’s chat feature.

Questions? Contact Bill Grabert at

This lecture is part of the monthly “Nature and You” lecture series sponsored by Tuleyome.  Tuleyome is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland, California. The word “Tuleyome” (pronounced too-lee-OME-ee) is a Lake Miwok Indian word that means “deep home place”. And that term “deep home place” exemplifies our deep connection to our environment, our communities and our regional public lands.

Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight.

A $10 donation to Tuleyome is suggested, but is not required to participate in this event.


Starts 7:00 pm
Ends 9:00 pm
Location Online in a Zoom meeting. Registration required for link.
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