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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.


2016 Local Hero Award Winner for Youth Engagement

October 20, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Naftali is a passionate advocate of our local wild lands and a visionary student leader.

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With the Government Shut Down, What Happens to Federally Funded Research?

October 07, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

National parks are not only recreational hubs, but they also serve as centers for scientific research and environmental monitoring programs. Since the federal government shutdown, researchers have been unable to continue their work running the risk that months of consistent study could be lost in a few weeks.


Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Established in 1981, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit partner that supports and assists the Golden Gate National Parks in research, interpretation, and conservation programs at its complex of parks and facilities that includes Fort Point National Historic Site, Muir Woods National Monument, Alcatraz Island, Marin Headlands, Nike Missile Site, Fort Mason, and the Presidio of San Francisco.

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Milagra Ridge (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Milagra Ridge is a small park boasting great views. Just east of Highway 1, it looms over Sharp Park and ...

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On Site with Sue Gardner

September 01, 2011 by Beth Slatkin

Bay Area native Sue Gardner says her work on stewardship programs combines her two passions: people and nature. For almost 20 years, she's been running innovative programs that get diverse groups of people out helping take care of the diverse habitats of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Crissy Field Youth Program Wins National Award

August 12, 2011 by Eric Galan

As the Crissy Field Center celebrates its 10th anniversary, the center continues to bridge the gap between urban youth and environmental education. In July 2011, the center's Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) program won the "Take Pride in America" national award given by the Department of Interior for outstanding youth program. Jie Chen, a former student intern and current manager of the I-YEL program described the award as "amazing to see and be a part of."

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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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Give a Hand for the Salmon

November 08, 2010 by Erica Reder

The arrival of the rains each fall kicks off spawning season for coho salmon. The rains also mark the end of this season's work on the Redwood Creek Restoration Project. On November 14, you can help welcome the salmon back to an improved watershed, and kick in a little on the restoration too!

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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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