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A new report by the Institute at the Golden Gate examines how Recent research has shown that while the general population is growing ever more urban and diverse, the range of visitors to national parks has not kept pace. A 2008–09 survey showed that 13% of the U.S. population identify... more >>
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting four fascinating women who made their mark on these lands that eventually became the Golden Gate National Parks in 1972.
By Chris Briggs
Research Director, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
I recently spent part of the day visiting Alcatraz. There’s a lot of interesting history on that... more >>
By Greg Moore
By Michael Hsu
After a brutal winter during which he and his men nearly starved in the fur-trading outpost of New Archangel (Sitka, Alaska), Nikolai Petrovich Rezanov—Russian statesman, ambassador to Japan, and talented polyglot—set sail in 1806 for the New Spain province of Alta California.
Dropping... more >>
Here in the Golden Gate National Parks, we have park sites for everybody on Valentine’s Day. Our expert staff chose a few heart-warming places to spend the holiday—with your sweetie, with your buddies, with your puppy, or all by yourself.
By Allen Fish
The 30th season for the... more >>
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