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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.


Remembering Brian O’Neill

July 01, 2009 by Aleta George

In May 2009, the Bay Area--and the nation--lost one of its most eloquent and effective advocates for open space preservation and access. Brian O'Neill, superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) since 1986, died of complications from heart surgery...

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Letter from the Publisher

July 01, 2009 by David Loeb

If you’ve ever hiked Sweeney Ridge, or biked the Marin Headlands, or birdwatched at Fort Funston, or been seduced by ...

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The Art of Flight

January 01, 2009 by Josiah Clark

Ryan Jones (1978-2008) was a local naturalist, artist, and educator. His work with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and National Parks Conservancy touched the lives of hundreds of people of all ages.

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Getting to Work on Tennessee Hollow

September 05, 2008 by Laura Hautala

The Presidio's Tennessee Hollow watershed is steeped in history. And it's a magnet for wildlife. Now, the Presidio Trust is embarking on an ambitious restoration project. Find out how you can take part.

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Whispers in the Water

April 01, 2007 by Geoffrey Coffey

By a quiet picnic area in the Presidio, water gurgles out of the hillside, spills over brick walls, and disappears underground on its way north to Crissy Field and the Bay. This is El Polin Springs, celebrated by the Ohlone and the Spanish for bringing fertility to anyone who drank of it. Ambitious plans to uncover the watershed's stream channels are peeling back interwoven layers of human and natural history to reveal a complete urban watershed.

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Bay Area Pond Walks

April 01, 2007 by David Carroll

With the heat of summer not yet upon us, now is the best time to take stock of ponds all ...

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Presidio, Past and Present

April 01, 2007 by Jessica Taekman

San Francisco’s Presidio is among the richest historical sites in the Bay region, or perhaps in all of California, a ...

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