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Buffalo Soldiers
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On the 150th anniversary of the formation of the African American Buffalo Soldiers regiments, learn about their vital role in the history of the national parks (and of the Presidio)—and discover why Teddy Roosevelt had a special place in his heart for them.
sea lion
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The Marine Mammal Center, based at Fort Cronkhite, rescued 1,800 animals in 2015—three times the average. Learn about one culprit, domoic acid, and how it’s produced, how seals and sea lions are affected, and why El Niño exacerbates its effects.
Western Snowy Plover
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Open the Golden Gate to your sweetie’s heart with seven free and cheesy V-Day cards—guaranteed to make them smile (or groan). And if you ever wanted to work “oak savannah ecosystem” into a pickup line, well, these are for you.
Northern Goshawk, GGRO
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Nearly 400 biologists from 12 countries gathered in Sacramento in January 2016 for a milestone conference on birds of prey. How did it go? Read the reflections of Allen Fish, director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, which helped host the historic event.
Muir Woods hiker
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Nothing could be easier—or more healthful—than resolving to spend more time outside in the new year. Learn about the benefits of exercise and experiences in nature—and discover helpful resources for beginning new explorations of your Golden Gate National Parks.
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In November 2015, four staff members from our parks showed a group of 3rd to 5th grade girls that women play an important role in heavy-duty ecological field work. In response, one young student shared her love for working in the mud too—through a poem.
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If you haven’t recently visited the parklands nestled around the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, bundle up (bring a rain jacket just in case!) and come on out this winter. Two striking new features were finished this fall, and they’re ready for you and your holiday guests to...
The Forty Part Motet—an immersive sound installation by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff
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Janet Cardiff’s masterpiece, The Forty Part Motet, is wowing visitors at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Learn about this amazing sound installation in partnership with SFMOMA.
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Media have been buzzing about recent great white shark sightings in the area. But we went to find out the truth about these mysterious (and unfairly maligned) fish, by asking noted biologists such as Parks Conservancy Trustee Dr. John McCosker.
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With #GivingTuesday coming up on Dec. 1, remember how our national parks give kids a sense of wonder, peace, and purpose. See how even a $10 donation can help supply young people with an outdoor experience they’ll cherish forever.
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Christine (Chris) Lehnertz, who was named General Superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in May, is not only new to this park but also relatively new to the National Park Service (NPS).
Parks Conservancy Director Sue Gardner presents at a plenary session of the Eighth Brazilian Congress on Protected Areas
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Flanked by a beloved filmmaker and a legendary conservationist, Sue Gardner wowed an audience of 1,500 scientists and policy makers in Brazil. See how she shared the Conservancy’s work abroad—and hear the lessons she learned about civic engagement around the world.