San Bruno Mountain Conference Program  

9:00 AM  – 9:05 AM     David Nelson              Introduction
9:05 AM  – 9:10 AM     Supervisor Canepa      Welcome
9:15 AM  – 9:40 AM     Sam Herzberg             The Creation of the Habitat Conservation Plan & San Bruno Mountain Park
9:45 AM  – 10:05 AM   Tom Parker                 Recent or Ancient? Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) Begins to Bear Insight
10:10 AM –10:30 AM   Mike Vasey                The Mystery and History of Coastal Endemics in Manzanitas (Arctostaphylos species)

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM  Break

10:45 AM – 11:05 AM  Lech Naumovich         Habitat Conservation: Success and Succession of Native Grasslands
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM  Stu Weiss                    Blues, Silverspots, Efins, and Checkerspots - Status and Prospects for San Bruno Mountain Butterflies
11:35 AM – 11:50 AM  Hannah Ormshaw        Rare and Endangered Species of SBM   
11:55 AM – 12:10 PM   David Nelson              Conservation of Silene verecunda

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM      Lunch at the MoBowl (pronounced mobile) Foodtruck

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM                                          Mary Harden: Botanical Illustration   
                                                                           David Schooley: Reading of San Bruno Mountain Poems

1:10 PM – 1:25 PM       David Nelson               History of San Bruno Mountain: The Beginning
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM       Ariel Cherbowsky       The Key Moments of the Movement to Save San Bruno State & County Mountain Park
1:50 PM – 2:15 PM       Lech Naumovich           The Wonderful Flowers You Might See on San Bruno Mountain
2:20 PM – 2:50 PM      Tom Parker                   Mystification or Mayhem: The Awkwardness of San Bruno Mountain Manzanitas

2:50 PM – 3:05 PM       Break

3:05 PM – 3:20 PM       David Nelson               Climate and Soil: Why SBM is Unique
3:25 PM – 3:45 PM       Doug Alshouse            Doug’s Mountain Journal: Observations on Natural History
3:50 PM – 4:05 PM       Hannah Ormshaw        Volunteering with San Mateo County
4:10 PM – 4:20 PM       Ariel Cherbowsky        Community-Based Ecological Restoration on San Bruno Mountain (Mountain Watch)
4:20 PM – 4:30 PM       Emma Lewis                Community-Based Ecological Restoration on Sign Hill (SSF Parks & Rec)
4:35 PM – 4:45 PM       David Nelson               Overview of Hikes, Closing Comments


Margo Bors and the Mary Harden School of Botanical Illustration will have displays of their San Bruno Mountain art in the courtyard. There will be display tables for the California Native Plant Socity, San Bruno Mountain Watch, Golden Hour Restoration, and San Mateo County Parks.

There will be signups for the hikes on April 25 & 26, and May 2 & 3.