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International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) was created by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in the early 1990s and is now coordinated by Environment for the Americas, a nonprofit dedicated to bird conservation. This celebration of migratory birds spans from South America to Canada, and enables... more >>
The Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) are a diverse group of high school youth committed to raising awareness about environmental and social issues. Pollution Palooza, a grand obstacle course hosted by I-YEL, invites families and youth to take action against pollution through a series of fun physical challenges at Crissy... more >>
Thousands of Scientists, Students, and Community Members Converge on Parks For Scientific Exploration and Discovery
After two intensive days of exploration and documentation, the Golden Gate National Parks BioBlitz (March 28–29) captured a vivid snapshot of the unique biodiversity in the parks. Led by more than 320 volunteer scientists from across... more >>
The Bay Area is home to the biggest migration site for hawks, eagles, kites, falcons, harriers, and vultures—collectively known as raptors—in the Pacific States.
“Raptors migrate?” you might ask.
They do! Or rather, some do. We see Osprey and Peregrine Falcons each autumn that may be winging their way to the far... more >>
“Tamalpais beckons with the mystery and delight that high places evoke…Just a mountain, but fixed in the imagination of a city.”
This year Mount Tamalpais State Park will not celebrate Earth Day alone. On Saturday, April 26 the agencies... more >>
In this premiere episode of the Parks Conservancy’s new podcast*, “From Seed to Ecosystem,” correspondent Sami Fink explores how we choose project sites, explains how they become “stewardship sites,” and checks on the progress of the Mountain Lake restoration work, in interviews with Eric Klein (Parks Conservancy Restoration... more >>
With “Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field” soon disappearing in our rearview mirror (the successful exhibition closes May 26), the Conservancy is revving up an exciting new attraction on the grassy meadow at the west end of Crissy Field.
In the coming months, the eight steel sculptures that have graced the... more >>
A flash of silver in the creek. A whir of wings from the branches above. A bushy tail disappearing into a tangle of undergrowth.
For most of us, encounters with wildlife in the Golden Gate National Parks are fleeting. Rarely do we have the opportunity to document, share, and fully appreciate... more >>
Even though Mother Nature was kind enough to turn the waterworks on in mid-February, California continues to be affected by a severe drought and the recent rains may not be enough to reverse the trend.
According to dendrochronology, or the dating of past (climactic) events by measuring tree ring growth, trees... more >>
On any visit to Hawk Hill, you might notice the resident common ravens (Corvus corax) hanging out on fencing, sitting on platforms, or acrobatically tumbling through the air.
Ravens belong to a taxonomic family of birds called the corvids, which also... more >>