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Gray Fox Spotted in Presidio for First Time In More Than a Decade

February 20, 2015 by Eric Simons

A Presidio Trust biological science tech spotted a gray fox near the Batteries to Bluffs trail on Wednesday, the first recorded in the Presidio since 2004.

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Learning to Love the Presidio’s Ancient Dune Ecosystem

January 28, 2015 by Katie Harrington

Ecologists hope that by reviving a rare dune ecosystem, the public will come to appreciate it as much as the forest.

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Bioblitz Turns Up Ancient Find in the Presidio

June 24, 2014 by Joe Eaton

One of the most unexpected finds of the March Golden Gate National Parks bioblitz, at El Polin Springs in the Presidio, was a freshwater sponge, one of the most ancient forms of animal life.

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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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