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Critical habitat in SF to protect Franciscan manzanita

September 13, 2012 by Dan Rademacher

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added the Franciscan manzanita to the federal endangered species list and proposed ...

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Presidio of San Francisco

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

An army post for most of its history, this park encompasses forests, beaches, a national cemetery, and diverse architecture, with ...

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Happy Plants on New Presidio Dunes

July 01, 2012 by Aleta George

Recent dune restoration at the southwestern edge of the Presidio has worked wonders for native plants.


Conservatives attack Franciscan manzanita

April 20, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

The last remaining specimen of Franciscan manzanita is happily basking in the sun in an undisclosed location in the Presidio, apparently unaware that conservative talk radio has it out for its survival. Fanning the flames on government spending, shock-jocks are calling its 2010 rescue the "untold story of the year."


Presidio’s forest resists the sands of time

February 02, 2012 by Kelly Hackett

The Presidio in San Francisco is a forested oasis, home to around 300 bird species. But once upon a time, the park was coastal dunes with nutrient-poor, shifting soils. Just how the Presidio was transformed is a story of one man's grand ambitions that are still playing out today, as stewards of the Presidio struggle to maintain a forest as an historic landmark.

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Bringing Light to Dragonfly Creek

October 14, 2011 by Richard Karevoll

Workers at the Presidio are working to restore a stretch of creek that's been buried for nearly a century. Soon enough, Dragonfly Creek should, once again, be alive with its namesake insects.

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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 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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