At Oakland Zoo, volunteers, staff, student groups, and service organizations work together year-round to care for Knowland Park’s natural habitats.

REMOVING NON-NATIVE PLANT SPECIES

We continue to work with community groups to repair and restore urban parkland, create open space for urban children, and provide hands-on nature experiences for local youth. Without these efforts, critical wildlife habitat will be lost to competition with aggressive invasive plant species.

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Identifying non-native plant species

PLANTING NATIVE GRASSES AND OAK TREES

In 2012, we gathered more than 40,000 native Knowland Park seeds to replant around the new Veterinary Hospital and throughout Knowland Park. In addition, oak trees restore the natural landscape and help protect native grassland for wildlife and future visitors to Knowland Park.

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Planting native trees

COMMITTING TO A LONG-TERM PLAN FOR HABITAT ENHANCEMENT

IN KNOWLAND PARK

We have committed to a comprehensive Habitat Enhancement Plan for California Trail and all of Knowland Park that includes removal of invasive species, and re-vegetation with native grassland, riparian, and woodland species.

Click to read the Habitat Enhancement Plan (PDF)

Studying Arroyo Viejo Creek

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