Michael Hsu


Director of Editorial Content & Strategy
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy


Michael Hsu joined the Parks Conservancy Communications team in 2007 with a professional background in newspapers and magazines. As editor of the Conservancy’s Gateways newsletter, Park E-ventures e-newsletter, and award-winning annual reports, Mike enjoys sharing the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and ongoing story of community generosity and vision that make the Golden Gate National Parks so great. Also, he never passes on the chance to indulge in an ecological pun.

Articles by Michael Hsu

  • Historic Headlands Tunnel Reopens After Repairs
    Just in time for summer visitors, the historic Baker-Barry Tunnel—a main artery into the Marin Headlands that’s popularly known as the “Five-Minute Tunnel”—has been reopened after significant upgrades.

  • Healthy Outlook: Visionary Leader Behind the Presidio’s Next Chapter
    Jean Fraser became President & CEO of the Presidio Trust, with a vision for bringing this national park to all.

  • New Visitor Center Opens in Century-Old Guardhouse
    In February, visitors to the Presidio will enjoy a brand-new gateway to this remarkable national park. Located in a Main Post guardhouse built in 1900, the William Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center features state-of-the-art displays, fascinating exhibits, and an information desk.

  • Insiders’ Tour: The New One Tam Roving Ranger
    Our first “mobile trailhead” was a runaway success, so we’re proud to present our second Roving Ranger—a converted delivery truck that will serve as a roaming park ambassador for the One Tam initiative in Marin County. Step inside for a test drive!

  • Eight Spookiest Plants in the Golden Gate National Parks
    They’re green. They’re ghoulish. And they’re right here in the Golden Gate National Parks. Because of their name, their look, or their poison, these boo-tanical specimens are fit for a witch’s brew, a Halloween party, or a little shop of horror. Read on, if you dare….

  • Fastest, Farthest, Deepest: Olympic Champ Animals at Golden Gate
    In honor of the upcoming Rio Olympics, we asked: Which animals are the best swimmers, divers, and fliers in these parklands and waters? They’re competing tooth-and-nail (and claw-and-tail) to claim the “gold” at Golden Gate! Find out which species stand atop the podium.

  • 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.