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Rescue Mission Proceeds: Captive-Raised Coho Begin Return to the Wild

Captive-Raised Coho Begin Return to the Wild

With Redwood Creek coho salmon on the brink of disappearing, biologists launched a last-ditch attempt to save them: harvesting local fish, raising them to reproductive maturity at a hatchery, and then returning them to the wild. In December, the first captive-raised coho were released. more >>


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Flower Power: Photo Exhibit Seeds Hope in Mitigating Climate Change

Exhibition of wildflower photos by Rob Badger and Nita Winter

Supported in part by the Parks Conservancy, an exhibition of wildflower photos by Rob Badger and Nita Winter (through March 27 at the San Francisco Main Public Library) inspires hope in reducing the impacts of climate change. See more beautiful images, captured in our parks. more >>


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Urban Fellow Connects East Bay Communities with Parks

Urban Fellow Connects East Bay Communities with Parks

As the National Park Service celebrates its Centennial in 2016, a major goal is to bring more diverse and younger visitors to the parks. Here in the Bay Area, Kieron Slaughter is developing programs to do just that—with a little help from the Institute at the Golden Gate. more >>


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A Record-High Number of Plovers: What Does It Mean?

A Record-High Number of Plovers: What Does It Mean?

In January, a record number of Western snowy plovers were spotted at Ocean Beach. What are some possible reasons for this sky-high count? Read the latest on park monitoring of these threatened species—and learn what you can do to help their chances of survival. more >>


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Buffalo Soldiers: The First African American 'Park Rangers'

Buffalo Soldiers: The First African American 'Park Rangers'

On the 150th anniversary of the formation of the African American Buffalo Soldiers regiments, learn about their vital role in the history of the national parks (and of the Presidio)—and discover why Teddy Roosevelt had a special place in his heart for them. more >>


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'Wanna Be My Plover?' Print-N-Clip Valentine’s Cards!

Valentine's Day e-cards

Open the Golden Gate to your sweetie’s heart with seven free and cheesy V-Day cards—guaranteed to make them smile (or groan). And if you ever wanted to work “oak savannah ecosystem” into a pickup line, well, these are for you. more >>


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Plight of the Pinnipeds: El Niño and Suffering Seals and Sea Lions

Sea lion

The Marine Mammal Center, based at Fort Cronkhite, rescued 1,800 animals in 2015—three times the average. Learn about one culprit, domoic acid, and how it’s produced, how seals and sea lions are affected, and why El Niño exacerbates its effects. more >>


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Keep it Simple in ’16: Resolve to Get Outside!

Resolve to Get Outside!

Nothing could be easier—or more healthful—than resolving to spend more time outside in 2016. Learn about the benefits of exercise and experiences in nature—and discover helpful resources for beginning new explorations of your Golden Gate National Parks. more >>


January 2016 | Leave a comment

GGRO Helps Raptor Conference Soar to New Heights

GGRO Raptor Conference

Nearly 400 biologists from 12 countries gathered in Sacramento last month for a milestone conference on birds of prey. How did it go? Read the reflections of Allen Fish, director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, which helped host the historic event. more >>


January 2016 | Leave a comment

Parks Grow Girls’ Interest in Science, Restoration Ecology

Parks Grow Girls’ Interest in Science

In November, four staff members from our parks showed a group of 3rd to 5th grade girls that women play an important role in heavy-duty ecological field work. In response, one young student shared her love for working in the mud too—through a poem. more >>


January 2016 | Leave a comment

 

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