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Baleen In: Record Number of Whales Spotted This Spring

Whale

In May, just outside the Golden Gate (and off the coast of our Golden Gate National Parks), humpback whales were gathering in record numbers—and blue whales were making extremely rare spring appearances. What explains this massing of these mammoth mammals? more >>


July 2016 | Leave a comment

Q&A: Mt. Tam Secrets with Barry Spitz

Barry Spitz

Mount Tamalpais Trails is your one-stop, must-have resource for exploring Mt. Tam. In this exclusive interview, author Barry Spitz—one of the preeminent authorities on Tam—shares his favorite spot, his recommended hikes, and his greatest challenge in walking every single trail on the mountain. more >>


July 2016 | Leave a comment

Mission (Blue) Impossible: A Rescue Plan for Endangered Butterflies

Mission Blue Butterfly

In April, a team of scientists hatched a daring plan to save some endangered mission blue butterflies from a Milagra Ridge site ravaged by a plant pathogen. See how—and why—they relocated a couple of endangered butterflies to another spot on Milagra. more >>


July 2016 | Leave a comment

Tennessee Valley Nursery Closes; Its Legacy Grows On

Tennessee Valley Nursery Closes

Established in 1987, the Tennessee Valley Nursery closed its nearly 30-year run in May. Thanks to dedicated volunteers, the facility produced thousands of plants for habitat restoration sites all across the parks. In this video, hear from some of the amazing people who made it all possible. more >>


June 2016 | Leave a comment

National Trails Day: Pitch In and Get Out to Explore!

National Trails Day: Pitch In and Get Out to Explore!

Get a sneak preview of National Trails Day, coming up on June 4. Sign up for action-packed projects (including a key segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail on Milagra Ridge) and learn about some easy trails you can explore with your whole family. more >>


June 2016 | Leave a comment

Explore New Worlds this Summer, From Tales to Trails

San Francisco Public Library’s summer reading/learning program

It’s time for an adventure—in the pages of a book or on a path through our parks! Learn about free and fun activities from the San Francisco Public Library, National Park Service, and Parks Conservancy—including reading programs, ranger talks, park shuttles, and more. more >>


June 2016 | Leave a comment

Tip of the CAP: Program Has Served Nearly 25,000 Youth

Tip of the CAP: Program Has Served Nearly 25,000 Youth

Entering its milestone 10th year, Camping at the Presidio—a program based at the only campground in San Francisco—has been an unqualified success. Its legacy, which continues to grow, is powerful and enduring: giving thousands and thousands of children their very first camping experience. more >>


May 2016 | Leave a comment

The Secret School on Crissy Field in World War II

The Secret School on Crissy Field in World War II

In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, learn the legacy of Japanese Americans who fought for their country—while their families were incarcerated by their government. And discover the unassuming building—rebuilt along Crissy Field—where they trained at a top-secret school. more >>


May 2016 | Leave a comment

Bird Call: GGRO Seeks New Volunteer Citizen-Scientists for Fall Season

GGRO Seeks New Volunteer Citizen-Scientists

Interested in studying hawks, falcons, and eagles as a volunteer with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory? Learn about May recruitment meetings, and hear about the wonder of this work from current banders and hawkwatchers—some of whom have been volunteering for over two decades! more >>


April 2016 | Leave a comment

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 >>


April 2016 | Leave a comment

 

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