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Finding Your Park with GGNRA’s Christine Lehnertz

March 01, 2016 by Alison Hawkes

GGNRA Superintendent Christine Lehnertz looks at the challenges and opportunities unique to the national park in San Francisco's backyard.


Rancho Corral de Tierra: A Sea to Summit Trek on the San Mateo Coast

February 02, 2015 by Victoria Schlesinger

It’s time to open up Rancho Corral de Tierra, a storied, long-private piece of the coast, for all.


The Stewardship Connection: Interview with Sue Gardner

September 30, 2013 by Jacoba Charles

For the past 20 years, Mill Valley native Sue Gardner has run the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s Park Stewardship program, connecting people to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), the nation’s largest urban national park.

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Marin Headlands (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This park has it all: miles of trails, hills, cliffs, beaches, forested valleys and spectacular views of the coast, San ...

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Fort Funston (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Popular with hang gliders, dog walkers, and bank swallows. The latter nest in the cliffs here and are fun to ...

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Should National Parks Allow Air Tours?

October 12, 2011 by Paul Epstein

Two air tour operators got a provisional green light for low-flying air tours over the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes. Meanwhile, a long-term Air Tour Management Plan is in the works. As the October 21 public comment deadline approaches, some environmentalists say air tours have no place in parks, while tour operators say they offer access to people who might not otherwise see the parks.

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Surrounded by Nature in San Francisco

December 09, 2010 by Ingrid Hawkinson

Ever since an epiphany with pickleweed in Oakland as a kid, Asha Setty has wanted to learn as much as possible about native plants. She started working for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy more than 12 years ago as an intern, and now she helps get the word out about projects happening at GGNRA.

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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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From the Field

May 28, 2009 by Beth Rodio

On Friday, May 29, the National Park Service and friends of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) will gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Brian O'Neill, who died from complications due to heart surgery on May 13. Brian was the superintendent of GGNRA for 22 years, and was revered by many for his dedication to getting people out into the park.

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