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The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy offers a wide assortment of publications to keep park lovers informed.

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Gateways - The member publication of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Annual Reports >>
Our annual reports to the community illustrate all of the year-to-year accomplishments that would not have been possible without the continuing support of volunteers and members.

Newsletters >>
Become a member and you'll get the quarterly Gateways newsletter, which contains breathtaking park imagery and info on special community events, park projects, volunteer opportunities, and much more. Or subscribe to the monthly Park E-ventures email for the latest on the parks by clicking here.

Wallpapers & Facebook Covers >>
Share the beauty and wonder of the Golden Gate National Parks with our free Facebook Timeline cover images.

Financial Statements >>
Annual financial statements from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.


In addition to all the individual publications above, check out our latest stories about park happenings below! 

Image of a coastal battery with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance
Park E-Ventures Article
Don’t rely on the Bridge’s photogenic qualities to make your photo pop. We compiled tips to help you improve your next photo of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Our trails need your TLC.
Article
The recent onslaught of rain has wreaked havoc on trail drainage throughout the Bay Area, and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy partners at the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) and One Tam are always open to more helping hands during these stormy months!
Polypodium californicum, or California polypody.
Article
If you take a walk along the Coastal Bluffs in the Presidio and stop just south of the Langdon Court parking lot, across from the battered bunkers and under the pine trees, you’ll find a plant that often goes unnoticed.
San Mateo Park Stewardship intern Samuel Peña.
Article
Hello! My name is Samuel Peña and I am super thrilled to be joining the Park Stewardship San Mateo team.
Hypogymnia schizidiata lichen.
Article
This winter we welcome the rainy season, as it typically allows for a rich diversity of various fungi and lichen species to emerge. Take this opportunity to check out the different varieties of species thriving in our San Mateo park sites! You might just take a lichen to what you...
Black and white photo of people posing on Fieldbrook Stump, one of the largest trees in the world.
Park E-Ventures Article
We can’t go back in time and stop giant redwoods from being cut down. But we can take material from old stumps, grow it in a special medium, and plant a grove of coast redwood saplings with super DNA, right here in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Marquis Engle is the program director at Up on Top, an after-school and summer program in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.
Park E-Ventures Article
The story of how a partnership with the Up on Top after-school and summer program has inspired ‘love and beauty’ in its enigmatic program director, Marquis Engle.
Park E-Ventures Article
From hermaphroditic slugs to big cats on the prowl, discover the wild mating rituals of animals in the Golden Gate National Parks. This Valentine’s Day, delight your date with these bizarre factoids.
A banana slug found in our parks.
Article
As an LGBTQ+ identifying person, I was excited for the National Park Service’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion week for staff. My curiosity was piqued when I heard of an event entitled “Queer Woods” held at Muir Woods. At first, I thought it would be an event about pointing out examples...
Visitors enjoy a picnic at the Marin Headlands.
Article
Visitors are being encouraged to do their part to help preserve our unique parklands during the shutdown, by leaving no trace and taking public transportation when possible.
New fencing at the Presidio Bluffs helps protect visitors and sensitive habitats.
Article
Last month, the stewardship crew worked in the Presidio Bluffs along some of the many scenic viewpoints of the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. The windy days didn’t stop our great turnout of volunteers!
A fruit bat in Mauritius.
Article
With all the stigma surrounding them, it’s important to understand all sides to the story. Bats play a major role in the balance of an ecosystem, in California and around the world.