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The Presidio Gateway: People Making Parks

The Presidio Gateway

While five international design teams work on conceptual ideas for the 12 new acres of national parkland atop the Presidio Parkway, YOU have an opportunity to share your own creative vision for this “Presidio Gateway.” Learn more about this project—and how to submit your ideas. more >>

August 2014 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

The Ravens of Hawk Hill: Intelligence, Play, and Social Behavior

The Ravens of Hawk Hill

Ravens are among the most fascinating birds to observe here in the Headlands. Their antics are unpredictable, and you never know what these ultra-intelligent “corvids” will be up to next. more >>

March 2014 | 3 Comments | Leave a comment

Golden Gate Selected for the 2014 National Geographic BioBlitz

Black-tailed deer (Jessica Weinberg)

The Golden Gate National Parks have been selected for the next BioBlitz, an opportunity for the public to participate in documenting the parks’ amazing biodiversity. Mark your calendars for two days of fun, exploration, and science on March 28–29, 2014! more >>

October 2013 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Summer Crews Step Up to Improve Tennessee Valley Trail

Tennessee Valley

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and see how the Golden Gate Trail Crew—alongside teams of dedicated youth volunteers—restored a portion of the Tennessee Valley Trail. Learn about the wonderful properties of a favorite trail feature: the box step. more >>

October 2013 | Leave a comment

Student-Made Commercial Mixes Spoken Word, Park Volunteer Programs

Students directing filming (Maria Durana)

Three students from Ex’pression College lent their talent this semester to produce a commercial, aimed at youth, for the park’s volunteer programs. We think they deserve an “A”—and two thumbs up! Watch their awesome work; we think you’ll agree. more >>

October 2013 | Leave a comment

A New Face and a New Phase: Summer Trail Work Days

Jaimie Baxter

The Parks Conservancy has a new Trails Stewardship Manager! Meet Jaimie and join the Trail Crew this summer as drop-in volunteer days, every third Saturday, are in full swing. Read on for all the details. more >>

July 2013 | Leave a comment

Muir Beach Closed July 8-Mid December, 2013

Muir Beach

Although Muir Beach will be closed through November, visitors—and the environment—have a lot to gain. When the area reopens in late fall, there will be improved amenities and better habitat for threatened and endangered species. Read on for details. more >>

Growing Expertise on Green Space in Cities

Growing Expertise on Green Space in Cities

Between 2010 and 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to rise by two billion people—almost all of them living in urban centers. Learn how the Institute is highlighting parks as vital factors for human and environmental health in an urbanizing world. more >>

June 2013 | Leave a comment

Go-Go Boots and the Green and Gray

Old NPS Uniform

Take a fascinating look back at National Park Service uniforms for women—from the “Army corps” look to the “stewardess” outfit. As Women’s History Month draws to a close, we explore how the evolution of NPS uniforms reflects women’s long struggle for equality in the workforce. more >>

April 2013 | 2 Comments | Leave a comment


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