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Legacy News article
Jan Blum made a lasting impact with her time, energy, and resources on the health of our parks and for current and future generations of habitat as well as visitors, combining her passion for both parks and community.
Alcatraz Island is full of doors that lead to the past, and right now there are several unique and new experiences on the island to check out.
Create your own adventure in the parks with the help of the Leo Helzel Adventure Guides. Launching at the opening of Presidio Tunnel Tops in spring 2022. These youth leaders will be based at the Field Station and Outpost within the new 14 acres of public green space, serving as...
Park E-Ventures Article
In 2016, Park Ranger Rebecca Au, a former art teacher with a Master’s degree in museum education, drove from Massachusetts to California. She estimates she visited around 10 national parks along the way, including Badlands, Grand Tetons, and Bryce Canyon. It was the NPS centennial, and the grand fanfare around...
The best time to find a California giant salamander is around dawn and dusk during rainy season, as they traverse the wet landscape. Dr. Lisette Arellano compares recent iNaturalist observations of this species to historical data from museums and databases.
Unimpeded views of Tomales Bay fill your view beyond the ridgeline of Olema Valley . Forty-five miles southeast, Phleger Estate is engulfed by towering redwoods. More than 30 other park sites, with varied landscapes and ecosystems, are sandwiched between these two locations. Olema Valley and Phleger Estate are the most...
It’s a long way from Oklahoma City to Marin County, but connections with our parklands can be deep and wide.
A photo exhibit offers a glimpse into the lives of the people behind the camera and the subjects in the images. It also communicates something from the people who selected and displayed the photos. For the upcoming My Park Moment photo show , eight local high schoolers helped select...
Park E-Ventures Article
NPS Ranger Erick Cortes wants to expand the narrative around what is historical at Fort Point National Historic Site and he wants you to come visit and learn.
Wow, 40! It's eye-popping to think of all we've accomplished together since the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy was formed on Aug. 11, 1981. We wanted to look back at some of the people, park sites, and memorable moments that have made the biggest impact on the Parks Conservancy and...
Mt. Tam is recognized by many as the birthplace of modern mountain biking and has become a cycling epicenter.