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Press Releases

Junior Ranger Day 2016
April 19, 2016
In celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial this year, organizations that serve youth in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) along with the San Francisco Public Library system invite 4 th graders and their families to join the fun in learning about what it takes to be an official National Park Service Junior Ranger.
Presidio Coastal Trail Pedestrian Bridge
December 8, 2015
Improvements to the spectacular Presidio Coastal Trail corridor south of the Golden Gate Bridge, including the construction of a new bicycle/pedestrian bridge that connects the trail to Merchant Road is now open after several years of work by the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust.
Battery East Vista, Golden Gate Bridge
November 3, 2015
The new Battery East Vista features a picnic area with seating, bicycle parking, interpretive signage, improved wayfinding information, a revamped parking area, and enhanced visitor connections to two breathtaking trails in the Presidio.
Presidio Parklands Project
December 9, 2014
Once completed in 2018, the new New Presidio Parklands Project will offer visitors an unparalleled experience of the Golden Gate.
Nighttime at Mt. Tam
November 20, 2014
To help maintain the long-term health and preservation of Mount Tamalpais (Mt. Tam), the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC), has launched OneTam, an initiative to raise awareness and build community support around efforts to care for the mountain’s treasured resources.

Press Coverage

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."

National Geographic

Here’s how a desolate rock in the middle of San Francisco Bay became a tourist hotspot—and horticultural haven.