Golf Course Targeted for Garter Snake Habitat Restoration

Environmental groups want a golf course owned by the City of San Francisco (but located in the nearby city of Pacifica) restored to its natural state to preserve habitat for the San Francisco Garter Snake and its main prey, the California Red-legged Frog. The San Francisco Examiner reported last month that legislation to do just that was introduced, as part of negotiations between the City and the Center for Biological Diversity, who have threatened a lawsuit over the issue. Debate on the proposal continues.