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"Flying" One Ton of Rock in Muir Woods

Ranger at Muir Woods

Working only in wintertime, National Park Service crews and Trails Forever staff have been designing and building new sections of the Hillside Trail in Muir Woods since 2006. This year, it will be completed. Go behind the scenes as they “fly” one-ton of drain rock for the trail. more >>


January 2013 | Leave a comment

A Hawkwatcher’s View of the New Hawk Hill

Hawk in flight (Walter Kitundu)

A year ago, Monterey pines and Monterey cypresses were removed from Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands to restore endangered mission blue butterfly habitat. How did this affect the birds during fall migration? more >>


January 2013 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Public Dashboard Tracks Center’s Energy Use

Crissy Field Center Wind Turbines

If you’ve been by the Crissy Field Center recently, you’ve probably seen the wind turbines spinning with the wind. Have you ever wondered how much energy they are producing? Well, now you can find out! more >>


November 2012 | Leave a comment

Native Plant Nurseries Build Bridges of Natural Habitat

Native Plant Nurseries Build

Our six native plant nurseries, spanning from Marin to San Mateo, have the amazing role and privilege of growing natives for the many restoration projects in the Golden Gate National Parks. As we celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge in May, learn how native plants “bridge” the myriad habitats of these national parklands. more >>


May 2012 | Leave a comment

The Big Importance of Small Woody Debris

The Big Importance of Small Woody Debris

Volunteers with Marin’s Park Stewardship team have been gathering together branches and sticks, lashing them together, and dumping them in Redwood Creek. Some strange ritualistic behavior? Or evidence of restoration science at work? Find out by reading on. more >>


May 2012 | Leave a comment

Move that Fence: Presidio Trail Upgrades Opening Soon

Golden Gate Overlook

After almost one year, the detour signs and k-rails are starting to disappear from the west side of the Presidio along Lincoln Boulevard. New overlooks, new trail segments, dedicated bike lanes, and other much-anticipated improvements will be unveiled in the next month. Read on for a sneak peek at these exciting projects! more >>


May 2012 | Leave a comment

Point Bonita Bridge is Open!

Point Bonita Bridge is Open

After six months of construction and closure to the public, the new suspension bridge is complete, Point Bonita Lighthouse is open and Park Volunteers are eager to give you a guided tour of this magnificent site. more >>


May 2012 | Leave a comment

Lands End Visitor Center Opening in April

Statue at Lands End Lookout

After years of anticipation, a brand-new visitor center is opening at Lands End! Coming in late April, the Lookout features exciting exhibits on nature and history, a café, and park store. Read on for details about this beautiful visitor center—and how you can attend the grand opening. more >>


April 2012 | Leave a comment

Ten Years of Happy Trails, Countless Memories

Trails Forever Slideshow

2012 marks a decade of Trails Forever—a tremendously successful initiative to improve trails and habitats across the Golden Gate National Parks. Take a walk down memory lane and check out images capturing our favorite Trails Forever moments. more >>


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A New Way Through Muir Woods

Muir Woods Boardwalk

The National Park Service Trail Crew and Interns have built a new boardwalk at the entrance of Muir Woods National Monument. Get the inside story on how this magnificent new way into the woods was completed. more >>


March 2012 | Leave a comment

 

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