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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

Winter Guide to the Parks for the Hip and Happening

Winter Happenings

Critters might crawl into a hole and hibernate through the winter, but that’s no reason for you to do the same! Learn about some fun activities that you and your family can enjoy in the coming days and weeks…it’s our “hot list” for the cold months! more >>


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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 >>


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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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New Hawk Hill Trail: Give Holiday Visitors the Gift of “Wow!”

Here’s a holiday gift from the park trail crew that truly everyone will enjoy: a newly finished, accessible trail segment that offers some of the most breathtaking vistas in the Bay Area—of the Golden Gate, Pacific Ocean, and Marin Headlands. more >>


December 2017 | Leave a comment

Conscientious Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones (and the Parks!)

Light up your loved one’s eyes, while you enliven your parks—by supporting the Conservancy’s education and conservation programs. Here’s a holiday-season primer on our park stores—and some specially selected gifts—that will delight AND make a difference! more >>


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Burning Question: How Can Fire Actually Benefit an Ecosystem?

In October, the terrible wildfires in the North Bay reminded us of the destructive power of fire. But can that power actually be harnessed for the benefit of nature and landscapes? Learn more from Greg Jones, the Fire Engine Chief at Golden Gate. more >>


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Discover the (Hidden) Changes of the Season in the Golden Gate National Parks

Fall Foliage

Our trees may not change even a hue and our weather may not get much chillier, but you can find hints of more “traditional” autumn phenomena in the Golden Gate National Parks. Save yourself the plane ticket to the Northeast, and find the fall in the national parks in your backyard. more >>


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9 Basic pHactoids About Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification

After the successful workshop in late September focusing on ocean acidification, Maria Eller, a Climate Education Fellow at the Institute at the Golden Gate, shares the top factoids (pHactoids?) and what you can do, as an individual and a community member, to curb its rise. You almost might learn a thing or two about BayCLIC, a climate education consortium. 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 >>


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