point molate seagrass beds

Point Molate Discussion on KPFA 94.1 at 2pm Friday July, 22

Please tune into KPFA [94.1] this Friday at 2pm to hear an interview on Terra Verde regarding the recent clandestine proposal to develop one of the Bay Area’s most important unprotected conservation areas: Point Molate. Host Michelle Chan will be leading a discussion with Pam Stello of Citizens for a Sustainable Point Molate and Lech… Read more »

Point Molate - sample scrub treatment area

Point Molate Development Pressure Reignites Conservation Needs

The former Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot is under development pressure once again. This unique ecological area is part of the San Pablo Peninsula which is at the western edge of the City of Richmond in California. Only a few years ago, a committed group of locals helped inform the public about a multi-million dollar… Read more »

EBRPD-GH grass workshops 2016

East Bay Park District Grasslands Workshops a Big Success

For the second year now, Golden Hour has been working with the East Bay Regional Park District on grass identification, grassland conservation and stewardship. We helped supply the education resources and EBRPD had the land! With that we successfully helped train park staff on the differences between say Bromus and Stipa, poked ourselves with lemma and glume awns… Read more »

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Claremont Club & Spa Awards Golden Hour and Garber Park Stewards $9,225for Park Restoration and Stewardship

We are thankful for the support of the Claremont Club and Spa [A Fairmont Hotel CARE Grant] which has awarded $9,225 to be spent for restoration and stewardship in Oakland’s Garber Park. The money will be utilized by Garber Park Stewards and Golden Hour Restoration Institute for a number of projects in concert with the… Read more »

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In-Situ Fern Propogation and Restoration Workshop Oakland – Jan 16 – Only A Few Spots Remain

We are excited to be kicking off the 2016 Garber Workshop series with a January fern propagation and ID course. This half day workshop will take you into the world of the fern and help you understand propagation and restoration techniques. RSVP required – only a few spots remain. Please read more below.    … Read more »

Point Molate sunset 12-14-2015

Thank you for a fabulous 2015!

As we close out the calendar year, we wanted to say thank you to all of you who have helped make this a special year at Golden Hour Restoration Institute. The Fellows, the volunteers, the staff who have supported us at their various agencies, our board, and our donors who all are important parts of… Read more »

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Master Restoration Certificate Fellows in Action

We are very happy to have a fantastic group of first year Master Restoration Certificate (MRC) Fellows pursuing interests in conservation and restoration ecology. Interests for final projects vary from vulture behavior, to burrowing owls, to rare manzanitas, to highly invasive Cape Ivy management. As we continue to work towards graduating our first group, here’s… Read more »

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Mission Blue Crew looking for a few good stewards

We are very excited to announce that Golden Hour Restoration Institute is in its 3rd year of partnering with the San Francisco Rec and Parks Department and US Fish and Wildlife Service on an exciting project that will help restore federally threatened Mission Blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) habitat.  We have created a management program… Read more »

Kirra of SFRPD Natural Areas Program working with volunteers on larval surveys of MBB's on lupine.

Mission Blue Restoration Work Celebrated in Bay Nature

Here’s a link to a great article by Eric Simons of Bay Nature on the reintroduction work around the Mission Blue butterfly. Golden Hour has regular volunteer days with highly trained amateur lepidopterists and nature lovers who steward critical habitat for the blues. 

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Grass ID course — Grasses of the Oakland Hills for EBRPD

We’re very happy to be teaching a course on grasses of the Oakland Hills for East Bay Regional Park District. This course is catered for the professional and amateur who may have limited botanical knowledge allowing the student to then feel like they can competently ID at least a dozen grasses and be tuned into… Read more »

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  • point molate seagrass beds

    Point Molate Discussion on KPFA 94.1 at 2pm Friday July, 22

    Please tune into KPFA [94.1] this Friday at 2pm to hear an interview on Terra Verde regarding the recent clandestine proposal to develop one of the Bay Area’s most important unprotected conservation areas: Point Molate. Host Michelle Chan will be leading a discussion with Pam Stello of Citizens for a Sustainable Point Molate and Lech… Read more »

  • Point Molate - sample scrub treatment area

    Point Molate Development Pressure Reignites Conservation Needs

    The former Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot is under development pressure once again. This unique ecological area is part of the San Pablo Peninsula which is at the western edge of the City of Richmond in California. Only a few years ago, a committed group of locals helped inform the public about a multi-million dollar… Read more »

  • EBRPD-GH grass workshops 2016

    East Bay Park District Grasslands Workshops a Big Success

    For the second year now, Golden Hour has been working with the East Bay Regional Park District on grass identification, grassland conservation and stewardship. We helped supply the education resources and EBRPD had the land! With that we successfully helped train park staff on the differences between say Bromus and Stipa, poked ourselves with lemma and glume awns… Read more »

  • Frond shapes - How_to_Know_the_Ferns_7th_ed._p._29 1899 LABELED

    Claremont Club & Spa Awards Golden Hour and Garber Park Stewards $9,225for Park Restoration and Stewardship

    We are thankful for the support of the Claremont Club and Spa [A Fairmont Hotel CARE Grant] which has awarded $9,225 to be spent for restoration and stewardship in Oakland’s Garber Park. The money will be utilized by Garber Park Stewards and Golden Hour Restoration Institute for a number of projects in concert with the… Read more »

  • polypodium with indusium small

    In-Situ Fern Propogation and Restoration Workshop Oakland – Jan 16 – Only A Few Spots Remain

    We are excited to be kicking off the 2016 Garber Workshop series with a January fern propagation and ID course. This half day workshop will take you into the world of the fern and help you understand propagation and restoration techniques. RSVP required – only a few spots remain. Please read more below.    … Read more »

  • Point Molate sunset 12-14-2015

    Thank you for a fabulous 2015!

    As we close out the calendar year, we wanted to say thank you to all of you who have helped make this a special year at Golden Hour Restoration Institute. The Fellows, the volunteers, the staff who have supported us at their various agencies, our board, and our donors who all are important parts of… Read more »

  • IMG_0333

    Master Restoration Certificate Fellows in Action

    We are very happy to have a fantastic group of first year Master Restoration Certificate (MRC) Fellows pursuing interests in conservation and restoration ecology. Interests for final projects vary from vulture behavior, to burrowing owls, to rare manzanitas, to highly invasive Cape Ivy management. As we continue to work towards graduating our first group, here’s… Read more »

  • IMG_4907 (2)

    Mission Blue Crew looking for a few good stewards

    We are very excited to announce that Golden Hour Restoration Institute is in its 3rd year of partnering with the San Francisco Rec and Parks Department and US Fish and Wildlife Service on an exciting project that will help restore federally threatened Mission Blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) habitat.  We have created a management program… Read more »

  • Kirra of SFRPD Natural Areas Program working with volunteers on larval surveys of MBB's on lupine.

    Mission Blue Restoration Work Celebrated in Bay Nature

    Here’s a link to a great article by Eric Simons of Bay Nature on the reintroduction work around the Mission Blue butterfly. Golden Hour has regular volunteer days with highly trained amateur lepidopterists and nature lovers who steward critical habitat for the blues. 

  • _MG_3957

    Grass ID course — Grasses of the Oakland Hills for EBRPD

    We’re very happy to be teaching a course on grasses of the Oakland Hills for East Bay Regional Park District. This course is catered for the professional and amateur who may have limited botanical knowledge allowing the student to then feel like they can competently ID at least a dozen grasses and be tuned into… Read more »