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Small butterfly with open, bronze-colored wings, becoming blue towards her abdomen
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It’s mission blue butterfly season in the Golden Gate National Parks, and you can catch a glimpse of this endangered species at Milagra Ridge. Learn about this diminutive butterfly—and the plant upon which its survival depends.
East Peak, Mount Tamalpais
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The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC) has launched a visually stunning, dynamic web portal that allows supporters to share their memories and stories of Mt. Tam.
girl reading
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Capturing the majesty and the experience of natural settings through written language is a tradition as rich and time-honored as the land itself. In honor of National Poetry Month, we present to you six poems inspired by the superlative scenery of the Bay Area and the Golden Gate National Parks.
Youth spend time in nature hiking
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A new report by the Institute at the Golden Gate examines how youth programs can make the national parks more relevant to diverse populations. The two case studies in the report? Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area—and our own Golden Gate National Parks
Park Stewardship
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Stewarding the beloved Golden Gate National Parks takes blood, sweat, tears, and—most importantly—dirt. It’s for these reason that we have decided to take our Park Stewardship program to the next level—announcing “Tough Parker,” an endurance event series for our hard park fans. Are you up for the challenge?
Cormorants nest in a large colony on Alcatraz
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Join Chris Briggs, research director of our Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, for a tour of the nesting birds on Alcatraz. In this essay, he points out some rookeries on the Rock—and shares the sad history of the turn-of-the-century feather craze.
Frank Dean
Park E-Ventures Article
After a National Park Service career of almost 40 years, Frank Dean is retiring. Learn about his enduring legacy at Golden Gate—and find out what’s next for Frank in his remarkable life of work on behalf of public lands.
Amy Meyers at National Trails Day, 2014
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One of the earliest residents of Yerba Buena. A pioneering dairy rancher during the Gold Rush era. And a woman who, for U.S. servicemen in WWII, became synonymous with San Francisco. In honor of Women’s History Month, read their stories and more.
Hawk Hill birdwatching
Park E-Ventures Article
What do you call two smiling raptor banders? A pair o’grins! Beaming faces were abundant on Hawk Hill during the fall 2014 migration season, which featured plenty of “celebrity” raptors, a loopy Redtail, a bald eagle flyby, and 300 intrepid Golden Gate Raptor Observatory volunteers.
art
Park E-Ventures Article
In 1806, Maria de la Concepcion and Nikolai Petrovich Rezanov fell in love at the Spanish Presidio of San Francisco—despite their differences in culture, language, and religion. And then, the only thing that stood between them and wedded bliss was the vast frozen expanse of Siberia.
Fort Baker
Park E-Ventures Article
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for greeting-card shills, sappy romantics, and the cynics who hate them. Here in the Golden Gate National Parks, we have park sites for everybody on V-Day. Our expert staff chose the perfect place to spend the holiday—with your sweetie, with your buddies, with your puppy, or...
Presidio Parklands Project
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The new 13-acre swath of national parkland, atop the Presidio Parkway tunnels and connecting the Main Post with Crissy Field, represents a major, historic park-making opportunity. James Corner Field Operations—the creative minds who designed the much-admired High Line in New York City—seems up to the task.