Conservation

Parks Conservancy Director Sue Gardner presents at a plenary session of the Eighth Brazilian Congress on Protected Areas
Park E-Ventures Article
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.
Small butterfly with open, bronze-colored wings, becoming blue towards her abdomen
Park E-Ventures Article
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.
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.
Crissy Field sunrise
Park E-Ventures Article
We’re thrilled to report that 2013 may have been the most successful year yet for the Institute at the Golden Gate. Look back on a remarkable year of influential reports, national convenings, and impactful pilot programs tackling some of society’s most pressing challenges.
Red-tailed Hawk
Park E-Ventures Article
A year ago, Monterey pines and Monterey cypresses were removed from Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands to restore endangered mission blue butterfly habitat. How did this affect the birds during fall migration?
Muir Woods volunteer
Park E-Ventures Article
Muir Woods Earth Day is the longest-running event in the Golden Gate National Parks. It’s also one of the most enjoyable volunteer opportunities of the year. And it’s on January 26, 2013. Find out why we celebrate “Earth Day”—in the middle of winter.