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Press Releases

A foggy photo of the forests of Mt. Tam with the rising sunlight filtering in.
September 5, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO (September 5, 2023)—The National Park Service, California State Parks, Marin Water, Marin County Parks, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy working in partnership as One Tam, have released the Marin Regional Forest Health Strategy (Forest Health Strategy) , laying out a new model for understanding and caring...
Michele Gee stands in front of a green background in the parks.

Former Chief of Interpretation and Education for the National Park Service returns to the Parks Conservancy where she began her career in the parks

May 1, 2023
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy today announced the appointment of Michele Gee as its Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
Adam Bad Wound poses in a suit.

Philanthropy executive brings more than a decade of experience working at environmental nonprofits

October 11, 2022
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy today announced the appointment of Adam Bad Wound as its Chief Development Officer.
Rendering of a cliff walk at Presidio Tunnel Tops opening July 2022.

14 Acres of Views, Trails, Picnic Sites, and Nature Play Spaces Coming to San Francisco’s National Park Site

March 30, 2022
The most anticipated visitor attraction ever planned for the Presidio of San Francisco – Presidio Tunnel Tops – now has an official opening date. The new national park destination welcomes all visitors starting Sunday, July 17, 2022 , revealing a spectacular “must see” San Francisco attraction for Bay Area locals and visitors from around the world.
Katherine Toy in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Executive Katherine Toy named first-ever Deputy Secretary for Access at the California Natural Resources Agency

December 9, 2021
This month, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Katherine Toy to a newly created role in his administration, Deputy Secretary for Access in the Department of Natural Resources for the state of California.

Press Coverage

Tree canopy showing gaps that let light in.
KneeDeep Times

The Marin Regional Forest Health Strategy is the latest in a series of studies going back to One Tam’s Peak Health inventory of 2016, and the first to look beyond the greater Mount Tamalpais area to cover the entirety of Marin, including private lands. KneeDeep Times, "the Bay Area's climate resilience magazine," investigates.

Jolene Babyak stands on the parade grounds on Alcatraz Island in front of reporters.
NBC Bay Area

October 26, 2023 marked 50 years of tourists visiting Alcatraz Island, the notorious former maximum security federal prison-turned-national park. NBC Bay Area got an insider's vantage point from Jolene Babyak, a Bay Area author who was raised on the island while her father worked at the prison.

The Alcatraz Historic Gardens with the Power Plant seen in the background.

The former federal prison at Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay marks 50 years as part of the National Park System on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

John Cantwell talks to reporters on Alcatraz Island.
New York Times

To mark 50 years of Alcatraz Island being opened to the public, the National Park Service with the Parks Conservancy and Alcatraz City Cruises hosted a celebration on the island.

View of wind turbines and solar panels from atop an Alcatraz cruises boat.
The San Francisco Standard

Alcatraz has so many layers of history: military base, federal prison, site of Native resistance, bird sanctuary. The 22-acre island in the San Francisco Bay continues to generate speculation and ink, creativity and reflection.