According to the NAP proposal, the following is anticipated in the future:
Eliminate 3700 feet of the social trails commonly utilized by people and dogs.
Visitors to the park will be restricted to the trails NAP has designated, by fencing if NAP deems it
120 additional eucalyptus trees will be removed. Beyond
that, destruction of non-native saplings and seedlings (these are by common definition trees) in areas designated by NAP shall
be in total. NAP officials do not believe they need to be accountable to the
public for the number of seedlings or saplings they remove. Please see Wayne’s World Item #4 for further explanation.
Destruction of willow trees, non-native plants and shrubs at NAP discretion.
Reduction in “predation pressure”. This would
refer to the killing of feral cats and any other wildlife NAP deems unacceptable.
Prohibit rock climbing at Northwest outcropping and utilize barriers to block access if required.
Implement erosion control as required.
Dogs will be required to be on-leash and on-trail only, no water access will be allowed.
There are no plant, bird or animal
species in the Glen Canyon
Park property that are listed as endangered or threatened by the State
or Federal government. NAP intends to justify the 60 acres of “natural
area” by claiming they must protect a number of “sensitive” plant and bird species. This designation of “sensitive” was made by a few local California Native Plant Society and
Golden Gate Audubon Society members. NAP plans to augment the “sensitive”
plant species, as well as reintroduce “sensitive” plant species so as to further justify their declaration of
the 60 acres as a natural area. By declaring these 60 acres a “natural
area” NAP feels justified in severely limiting recreational activity in this highly utilized park.
This park has been the site
of hotly contested competition for usage. There have been arguments about allowing
parents to drive into the park to deliver children to recreational and daycare facilities.
There has been loud protest over the intentional planting of poison oak by volunteers merely because it is native. Click here to view Ken Garcia's article entitled "Poison Oak Activists Restrained". The adversary in both cases is the “Friends of Glen Canyon Park”.
These are the volunteers from the community who have assisted SFRPD/NAP officials in their quest to push recreation
out and native plants into this park.