Center for Habitat Restoration

Founded in 1997, the Center for Habitat Restoration (CHR) provides opportunities for students and volunteers to participate in local habitat restoration. Through City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and the Department of Biology, CHR sponsors academic and research internships with several agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Participants extend and supplement their own environmental education while exploring career opportunities in ecological sciences.

In the Bay Area, development, growth, and the introduction of non-native species have resulted in the loss of bio-diversity, habitat, and recreational opportunities. CHR pairs field researchers with students and volunteers to study and document these impacts.

Students working with CHR benefit from the expertise of CCSF teaching staff and the professional experience of the sponsoring agency. CHR links participating agencies with the extra hands and minds that field research requires. CHR can also loan equipment and supplies to students to complete research projects. Additionally, some organizations may offer scholarships or stipends to interns.