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Super Sad True Presidio Love Story


By Michael Hsu
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

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 >>

February 2015 | 4 Comments | Leave a comment

2014 Migration: Rise of the Rock Star Raptors


By Allen Fish
Director, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory

Lonesome trail
GGRO intern Kris Vanesky rapturously holds a juvenile Peregrine Falcon
(credit: Brian Smucker)

The 30th season for the... more >>

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V-Day in the Parks—For Everybody!

Fort Baker

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.

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Park Outing….

With... more >>

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Acclaimed Design Team Selected for Presidio Parklands

Presidio Parklands

New Presidio Parklands Project Public Presentation and Interactive Forum

 •  Thursday, January 29

Join us for this inaugural meeting with the designers to hear about the... more >>

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At One Glance: Many Volunteer Feats, Many Thanks

Volunteering in 2014

The Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Presidio Trust would like to extend a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to each and every one of our park volunteers. You give the Golden Gate National Parks the most precious gifts of all—your time, your energy, your care, your dedication.

And you give... more >>

January 2015 | 4 Comments | Leave a comment

Last-Minute Gift for Park-y Folks

Last minute gifts

Still looking for a gift for that special someone? A gift membership is the perfect present for the park lover in your life. Your loved one will receive the benefits of membership all year long, and the parks will receive extra love too!

Your contribution will support national park sites... more >>

January 2015 | 4 Comments | Leave a comment

Def-eating Weeds: A Holiday Feast of Nonnative Plants

Def-eating Weeds: A Holiday Feast of Nonative Plants

Across the parks, volunteers root out nonnative plants to help restore wildlife habitat. But did you know that those weeds can be quite tasty? Just in time for holiday meals, enjoy these recipes that use nonnative species found in the Bay Area!

CAUTION: As always, be sure to positively... more >>

December 2014 | 6 Comments | Leave a comment

Our National Park: A "Bucketful of Joy"

Card from 4th-6th graders who visited the Crissy Field Center

“Going to Crissy Field is as amazing as a kid not getting homework for the rest of the year.”

“Crissy Field Center was as awsome as buying a little kid a ice cream.”

“Being there was as fun as being on a roller coaster for the first time.”more >>

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Many Ways to Love Tam, All in One Place

Many Ways to Love Tam, All in One Place

The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative—formed earlier in 2014 by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, California State Parks, Marin Municipal Water District, and Marin County Parks—aims to reinvigorate community stewardship of Mt. Tamalpais.

A new web site,, is a major catalyst in that effort.
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December 2014 | 13 Comments | Leave a comment

Hirsutory: A Hairy History of the Parklands


With men around the world growing mustaches in “Movember,” we sought inspiration in the annals of the Golden Gate National Parks. These parklands have seen many fine gentlemen of the face fur, and this list will “razor” awareness of some fascinating historical figures!

Click on the images below to learn more... more >>

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