Sutro Lands End Partners, LLC has been awarded a 20-year lease for the former Cliff House restaurant space, which is inside Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The partners will revive the space as well as the café inside the Lands End Visitors Center operated by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
A task force commissioned by Gov. Newsom has unveiled a new online tool that it says will provide a first-of-its-kind map showing all forest and fire prevention work completed in California.
“The dashboard that the task force has developed is very much in line with the types of tools we’ve been developing regionally to support cross-jurisdictional and landscape-level projects,” Danny Franco, senior project manager with the Parks Conservancy, said.
Nicki Phelps, Vice President of Visitor Programs and Services at the Parks Conservancy, was the recepient of the 2022 James V. Murfin Award for Cooperating Associations and Partnerships which recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to improve and strengthen the 100-year partnership between the National Park Service and cooperating associations.
The main entrance to Muir Woods, which features the Muir Woods Visitor Center, is on Muir Woods Road — a winding road down to the valley floor from Panoramic Highway above. While you do need a Muir Woods parking reservation if you want to park your car in the lot at the entrance, you don't need a reservation to actually enter Muir Woods.
At the Presidio Nursery, Parks Conservancy staff raise trees and other native plants from samples collected in the Presidio. When they grow, these plants provide natural habitat for local pollinators, making it possible for more insects to thrive and birds to nest, making the Presidio's ecosystem more resilient to climate change.
Marin County is set to begin a $3 million project this summer to overhaul trails and repair environmental damage caused by decades of visitation at one of the country’s few remaining old-growth redwood groves. About half of the project funding is from a California State Parks grant. The project is part of the One Tam collaboration of public agencies with support from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy nonprofit group.
The $25 million project planned for China Beach has broken ground. “The Parks Conservancy was able to raise $10 million in philanthropic dollars to support the project cost, largely donations from the local community,” said Claire Mooney, vice president of parks, places and innovations at the Parks Conservancy.
John King: "It is the past, present and future combined in a way that defies simple narratives — just like the uncompromising, ultimately seductive metropolis in which it resides."
Shane Douglas, General Manager of AllTrails and Board Member for Outdoor Afro and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, has been appointed to the National Park System Advisory Board by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. First authorized in 1935, the Board advises the Secretary and the Director of the National Park Service (NPS) on matters relating to the Service's work.
Mori Point in Pacifica is attracting hikers from around the Bay Area to see a hillside exploding with golden wildflowers.
If you want a spectacular wildflower experience in the Bay Area, you don’t have to travel far: Mori Point in Pacifica is exploding with golden blooms, with bonus views of the wild ocean beyond.
“We talked to 1,000 users of this beach about what they love about this place and what they do here,” said Claire Mooney, vp of park places and innovation at the Parks Conservancy, who coordinated years of community meetings and outreach to neighbors and stakeholders. “There have been so many incredible people involved, and it is such a great opportunity for this site."