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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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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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LandPath’s Bayer Farm, Santa Rosa

May 26, 2011 by Rick Bacigalupi

Join us for a tour of Bayer Farm, a small community farm in the Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa, CA. ...

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Rancho Corral de Tierra, Soon to Become Part of GGNRA

May 26, 2011 by Dan Rademacher

The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) purchased Rancho Corral de Tierra on Montara Mountain to protect it from development. Now ...

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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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GGNRA Big Year Comes to a Close

December 31, 2008 by Laura Hautala

What brings together professionals and amateur naturalists, butterfly specialists and evolutionary biologists, children and adults, all in the name of endangered species? Try the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Big Year for Endangered Species.

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Soaring South for the Winter

October 10, 2008 by Jody Zaitlin

Fall is prime time to see hundreds of hawks, falcons, and other raptors flying south over the Marin Headlands.

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Saved by Grit and Grace

July 01, 2003 by John Hart

Of course the Marin Headlands--a favorite destination for hikers, bicyclers, birdwatchers, wildflower enthusiasts, and beachgoers--is protected open space. What else could it be? Would you believe...a city of 30,000? It almost was. But thanks to some determined citizens and a little bit of luck, one half of the Golden Gate will remain wild forever.

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