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Bay Area classic film hikes

September 26, 2013 by Jackson Mauze

Film buff? Local history fan? Bay Nature takes a look at the bay's best classic film hikes.

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Local Hero: Mia Monroe, Muir Woods National Monument

April 17, 2013 by Jacoba Charles

Officially, Mia Monroe is Site Supervisor of Muir Woods. But what she really does is serve as a passionate ambassador for nature.

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Nature Sounds: The Sounds of Silence

March 20, 2013 by Jonah Raskin

Nature sounds make up the rich soundscapes of redwood forests, marshes, and our backyards. Learn how you can listen and help protect your local soundscape!


Muir Woods National Monument (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

The star attractions of this fog-shrouded park are the old-growth redwood trees, more than 1200 years old and soaring to ...

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Spotted owls lose turf war at Muir Woods

March 22, 2012 by Eric Galan

If you’re fortunate to be hiking Muir Woods at sunset, be sure to keep your ears open and eyes peeled. You may just encounter one of the parks more stealthy inhabitants.On any of the park’s many trails, you may hear the low-pitched “ho-ho-hooo,” of a horned owl, or the distinctive “who-cooks-for-you, who-cooks-for-you-all" hooting of the barred owl. But one owl species remains conspicuously quiet -- the northern spotted owl.

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Get in on National Public Lands Day, this Saturday

September 21, 2011 by Paul Epstein

Even before Woodie Guthrie sang "This land is your land...," Americans had a solid history of maintaining and sharing public lands. September 24 brings this value into sharp focus: The annual National Public Lands Day is the largest assembly of volunteer effort on behalf of public lands in history. We'll help you get in on the action!

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Getting Local Food at Your Local Park

November 15, 2010 by R. Adam Chasey

People travel from around the world to visit the America's National Parks. They come for scenery, wildlife, human history. But rarely do they come for the food. Instead they usually find the same fare available at most any shopping mall food court. That may soon change soon thanks to work being done at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Charting the Course for Bay Area National Parks

July 22, 2008 by David Carroll

Until August 1, 2008, you can add your comments to a major planning process for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and other Bay Area parks managed by the National Park Service.

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2007-2008 Salmon Decline

April 01, 2008 by Aleta George

During the 2004-2005 winter salmon spawning season in Redwood Creek, which passes through Muir Woods National Monument before reaching the ...

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Muir Woods Anniversary

April 01, 2008 by John Hart

Though named for legendary conservationist John Muir, Muir Woods National Monument is really the legacy of William Kent, a wealthy landowner and politician. His gift to the nation 100 years ago of this redwood-lined valley in southwestern Marin, containing the last significant old-growth stands in the county, meant that millions of visitors from around the region and the world would get to witness these magnificent trees. The park's anniversary caps a remarkable century of conservation in the Bay Area.

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