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All of These Monster Invasive Fish Came Out of One Small San Francisco Lake

March 20, 2014 by Eric Simons

In the Presidio’s Mountain Lake, as this sequence of photos shows, there are some ferocious predators lurking in the watery depths.

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New Life for Presidio’s Historic Forest

January 13, 2014 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

The young trees are dwarfed by the backdrop of towering eucalyptus, Monterey pine, and Monterey cypress planted in the Presidio more than 120 years ago, but the mission is lofty: to replace a dying forest.

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Presidio Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Presidio Trust, a federal agency established by Congress in 1996, manages the Presidio of San Francisco to preserve and protect the park’s cultural, natural, scenic, and recreational resources; serve the publi;, and finance the park’s care.

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Presidio of San Francisco

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

An army post for most of its history, this park encompasses forests, beaches, a national cemetery, and diverse architecture, with

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Crissy Field (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This shoreline park, once a military airstrip, underwent major habitat restoration and it’s now popular with birders, runners, windsurfers, and

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Happy Plants on New Presidio Dunes

July 01, 2012 by Aleta George

Recent dune restoration at the southwestern edge of the Presidio has worked wonders for native plants.

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Presidio’s forest resists the sands of time

February 02, 2012 by Kelly Hackett

The Presidio in San Francisco is a forested oasis, home to around 300 bird species. But once upon a time, the park was coastal dunes with nutrient-poor, shifting soils. Just how the Presidio was transformed is a story of one man’s grand ambitions that are still playing out today, as stewards of the Presidio struggle to maintain a forest as an historic landmark.

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A Sneak Peak at the Presidio’s Newest Trail

June 10, 2010 by Matt Baume

There’s no mistaking the signs of this year’s late spring in the Presidio, with California poppies, beach strawberries, and beautiful (but invasive) calla lilies appearing in increasing numbers every day. But the Presidio is also experiencing a far more gradual and deliberate regrowth as well: that of its network of trails.

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Presidio Habitats: Big Art, Made for Wildlife “Clients”

May 14, 2010 by Kris Vann

Artists, naturalists, and National Parks officials come together to create a remarkable new exhibit of installation art made for “animal clients,” open at the Presidio from May 16, 2010, though May 15, 2011.

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The Presidio’s Miracle Manzanita

April 01, 2010 by Sue Rosenthal

A construction site along one of San Francisco’s busiest thoroughfares hardly seems like a good spot to find one of our region’s rarest plants. But that’s just where a passing biologist saw a manzanita thought extinct for decades. And now a whole lot of people are trying to make sure this lone survivor isn’t the last Franciscan manzanita.

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