Press Coverage

Read our archive of selected press coverage about the Parks Conservancy.

Park Ranger in The Portal
Habitat restoration volunteers work on Alta Ridge
Telemundo 48

Dr. Lisette Arellano, Community Science Program Manager at One Tam, talks about monarch butterflies, climate change, and conservation on Crisis Climática.

boardwalk to a Muir Beach overlook
Forbes

There are close to 50 million regular hikers in the U.S. The Forest Service reports more than 165 million visitors to National Forests and that more than 40% of visitors hike or walk on forest trails. Pristine beaches, panoramic views, and hiking trails are all nestled within the 75,000-acre Golden Gate National...

Sunset over salt marsh, Crissy Field
Lonely Planet

Crissy Field is a military airstrip turned waterfront nature preserve with knockout Golden Gate views. Where military planes once zoomed in for landings, bird-watchers now huddle in the quiet rushes of a reclaimed tidal marsh.

children looking at a storyboard and pointing
KALW Local Public Radio

Jennifer Greene, Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships, joins a panel on Your Call on KALW for a discussion on fun activities for kids, teens, families and adults throughout the Bay Area this summer. Free city nature walks, activities at our state and national parks, and free events happening at our local...

China Beach
Heal the Bay

Ocean Beach and China Beach made the 2021 Heal the Bay "Honor Roll," a list of 35 out of 500 California beaches that scored a perfect water quality ranking through every season and condition in a full calendar year.

a group of masked visitors disembark from a ship onto Alcatraz
SF Gate

Almost 150 people braved the cold and boarded the first ferry in more than three months to visit Alcatraz on the morning of March 15.

They would be the first visitors in a year to enter the cellblock, the main attraction on a trip to the rock.

San Francisco Chronicle

Alcatraz, the historic island prison off San Francisco, opened up Monday for a limited number of indoor tours, which had been off-limits for more than a year due to the pandemic.

A park ranger walks in a green field on a clear day. The blue sky is visible behind rolling hills.
Marin Independent Journal

The National Park Service, Marin County Parks and community partners including One Tam and the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy will be leading a variety of projects throughout Marin County this spring and fall aiming to bring western monarch butterflies back from the brink of possible extinction.

Mission blue butterfly larvae.

From 2017 through 2020, Milagra Ridge was the site of an ambitious translocation project to boost it’s declining population. Last year, Mission blues were translocated for the first time into a previously unoccupied habitat painstakingly restored by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s Park Stewardship Program. So far, the translocation...

San Francisco Chronicle

“Seeing the return of natural landscapes is a very inspiring thing,” said Christine Lehnertz, president and CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, which has worked to bring these and other projects in the Presidio to pass. “One piece at a time adds up to so much more.”

KQED

The Rock's is full of unexpected finds, among them is a rare and tenacious rose. And this rose has a remarkable story.

KQED

"There's less people around, so you can kind of enjoy San Francisco almost like a local," said Santos, standing in line for the Alcatraz ferry on her third visit to the city. "It's a little bit refreshing, actually."