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A sea lion at the Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands.
Article
OK, so a sea lion "walks" onto Alcatraz Island. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s actually the start of a wonderful story of partnership and conservation.
Portrait of birder Daniela Sánchez with binoculars on a birding trip.
Gateways Article
Many people flock to birding because they love birds' beautiful plumage, their intricate songs, or their entertaining antics. For Daniela Sánchez, it was serendipity.
A bicyclist rides through water along the Bay Trail near Bothin Marsh.
Gateways Article
As storms raged over the winter, flooding paths and ripping apart beach walkways, the message was clear: Watch out!
A gray fox sits atop a log in the woods of mount tamalpais scratching its ear with its foot.
Gateways Article
On an early morning, a fresh cohort of volunteers for One Tam’s Marin Wildlife Watch community science program sat around a table in a darkened room, ready to see some animals.
A silver lupine brush at the Presidio Tunnel Tops, Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands in the background.
Legacy News article
Judy's legacy has been transformational in ways that she herself probably didn’t even imagine. As a gardens volunteer on Alcatraz, she knew that volunteerism promotes compassion and empathy.
Silver lupine brush at the Presidio Tunnel Tops, Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
Legacy News article
When you make a planned gift to the Conservancy, you become a member of the Silver Lupine Circle -- a community of park lovers who, like you, ensure these national treasures will be protected and nurtured for generations to come.
A silver lupine brush at the Presidio Tunnel Tops, Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands in the background.
Legacy News article
Jean Colvin and Bharat Rawal, residents of San Francisco and members of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for over 15 years, have long valued the parklands as a respite from the world’s ills.
A silver lupine brush at the Presidio Tunnel Tops, Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands in the background.
Legacy News article
Mark Lundgren moved to San Francisco from the East Coast 35 years ago. While he loved living in the city, he also felt a deep attachment to the natural world, and the Presidio was his respite.
A park ranger leads a program at Alcatraz Island
Gateways Article
Ranger Oliver Goodman was raised in a family where "nobody hiked, nobody camped," but attending protests and participating in community events were a part of everyday family life. Alcatraz immediately struck him.
Bald Eagle
Article
“This is a super exciting time for Bald Eagles in the Bay Area. We must be doing something right for Bald Eagle ecology."
Parks Conservancy board member Shane Douglas
Gateways Article
Shane Douglas is an advocate for America’s public lands and for getting people into the outdoors. We caught up with Shane to ask how all his park work overlaps.
Lidia D'Amico opens a window to the ocean on Alcatraz.
Gateways Article
National Park Service biologist Lidia D’Amico works, in short, for the birds.