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‘Caring, Sharing, and Connecting’: Q&A with Laura Joss

Laura Joss

Since she started work as the new superintendent at Golden Gate in November, Laura Joss has been busy getting to know the 80,000 acres of these parks. In an exclusive interview with Park Eventures, Laura talks about her favorite national park sites—and the mission that inspires her. more >>


March 2018 | Leave a comment

Tech ‘Hackathon’ Innovates Solutions to Park Maintenance

Parks & Tech Challenge

On Feb. 10-11, technologists, business leaders, sustainability experts met with former National Park Service staff to brainstorm innovative ways that technology could address the park maintenance backlog and improve the experience of staff and visitors alike in our national parks. more >>


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Testing the Water: Sutro Baths Case Set Precedent for Civil Rights Laws

Sutro Baths Case

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has legal roots that can be traced to Sutro Baths, an architectural marvel that is now a picturesque ruin in our national park. In 1897, John Harris was denied entry to the baths…and the legacy of his lawsuit lives to this day. more >>


February 2018 | Leave a comment

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 >>


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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

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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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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