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Call it a Comeback: Nursery Staff, Techs Return Endangered Plants to the Presidio

Franciscan manzanita

A new year brings a new start for an extraordinary plant once thought to be extinct. Learn how our Presidio Native Plant Nursery is helping to re-establish the Franciscan manzanita—and its close relative the Raven’s manzanita—in your national park. more >>


February 2018 | Leave a comment

Testing the Water: Sutro Baths Case Set Precedent for Civil Rights Laws

Sutro Baths Case

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has legal roots that can be traced to Sutro Baths, an architectural marvel that is now a picturesque ruin in our national park. In 1897, John Harris was denied entry to the baths…and the legacy of his lawsuit lives to this day. more >>


February 2018 | Leave a comment

Our Favorite Photos of 2017

Favorite Photos of 2017

Six of our talented park photographers reveal their favorite images from the past year, and share the “behind-the-lens” stories of each photo. Revel in the fun and beauty of 2017—and get inspired to make (and capture!) more memories in the year to come. more >>


January 2018 | Leave a comment

NPS to Require Muir Woods Parking and Shuttle Reservations Starting Jan. 16

Muir Woods National Monument

To better protect Muir Woods’ extraordinary natural resources and improve visitor experiences and safety, the National Park Service will require reservations for vehicle parking and shuttle seats, beginning Jan. 16, 2018. Reservations can be made online or by phone starting Jan. 1. more >>


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Interview with the Tam-pire: Bat Biologist Discusses Ongoing Study in Marin

Bats

Bats are much more than a spooky and superhero symbol: They’re a seldom-studied species that are important to the overall health of an ecosystem. In Marin County, researchers have recently started studying populations and colonies of the these nocturnal, winged animal. more >>


November 2017 | Leave a comment

Peak-ing Ahead: Glimpse into the Future (and Past) of Mt. Tam’s West Peak

Mt. Tam’s West Peak

Discover the history of the “true” peak of Mt. Tamalpais—and how to best explore this seldom-visited site. Also, learn about the Oct. 5 forum where you’ll hear a range of possibilities for its restoration and get the chance to voice your opinion. more >>


October 2017 | Leave a comment

National Public Lands Day (9/30): Celebrating Parklands that Welcome All

Celebrating Parklands that Welcome All

In a personal essay, Parks Conservancy Board Trustee Odette Alcazaren-Keeley shares why public lands represent the best of our democracy—and how we at Golden Gate continue to strive to make national parks open, welcoming, and relevant to all. more >>


October 2017 | Leave a comment

Growing Up: Oceana Nursery Upgrades Elevate Youth Programs

Oceana Nursery Upgrades Elevate Youth Programs

Student volunteers reap the benefits of recent upgrades across the youth-powered native-plant nursery campus at Oceana High School in Pacifica. Learn how the Parks Conservancy’s nursery and restoration program has powerfully connected young people with the national parks in their backyard. more >>


October 2017 | Leave a comment

Fall Guide to the Parks for the Hip and Happening

Fall Guide to the Parks for the Hip and Happening

FOMO ALERT! For the young and young at heart, the parks are full of must-see spectacles and must-do activities this autumn. Check our list of the top eight park attractions this fall, and then fire up your social media apps and get those hashtags ready. more >>


September 2017 | Leave a comment

Amazing Graze: 75 Goats Advance Rehabilitation Project at Fort Mason

80 Goats Advance Rehabilitation Project at Fort Mason

It’s been “Arma-goat-don” for the weeds at Fort Mason’s East Black Point. This past month, a herd of the quirky, cloven-hoofed critters cleared the area of invasive vegetation. Learn where the goats came from, why they’ve been in our parks, and how you can carry on their work. more >>


September 2017 | Leave a comment

 

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