Beginning Date: 2004
Completion Date: Ongoing

Mori Point is a prime example of a site where threatened and endangered species have been affected by human disturbance. Prior to the National Park Service’s acquisition of the land in 2004, a history of intensive recreation had left a large network of informal trails that eroded the landscape and altered its hydrology.

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and National Park Service teamed up to restore the natural flow of water from the hills into three ponds, creating better habitat for the endangered San Francisco garter snake and threatened California red-legged frog.

Project Highlights:

  • An elevated trail with wooden decking installed above Mori Road, allowing wildlife to cross safely beneath it from wetland to grassy upland habitats.
  • A new viewing platform installed with benches and gathering spaces overlooking the southern pond.
  • A network of trails, including an accessible loop, established throughout the site.
  • New directional signage installed.
  • 33 acres of wetland, grassland, and coastal scrub habitat currently being restored.
  • A key section of the Coastal Trail recently completed, providing future links to the north and south.

Today, the Parks Conservancy continues to engage thousands of students and volunteers in the long-term care and protection of Mori Point. Through community participation, the Park Stewardship program plants thousands of native wetland and upland plants, removes countless invasive species, monitors endangered species, and restores this spectacular landscape.

Key Contributors

None of our accomplishments would have been possible without the support of the Pacifica community and all our dedicated volunteers. Thank you.