Former Chief of Interpretation and Education for the National Park Service returns to the Parks Conservancy where she began her career in the parks
Philanthropy executive brings more than a decade of experience working at environmental nonprofits
14 Acres of Views, Trails, Picnic Sites, and Nature Play Spaces Coming to San Francisco’s National Park Site
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Executive Katherine Toy named first-ever Deputy Secretary for Access at the California Natural Resources Agency
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.