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National Park Service will help keep two California State Parks Open

October 18, 2011, 8:06 am
California State Parks Within National Park Boundaries in Marin County Will Stay Open Tomales Bay and Samuel P. Taylor state parks, on the list of California state parks to be closed in 2012, will be kept open, though on reduced schedules, through agreements signed this week by the National Park ...

Shhh, and Not Because the Fauna Are Sleeping

February 22, 2011, 3:18 pm
At times, deep within this vaulted chamber of redwoods, it is almost quiet enough to hear a banana slug slither by. For the National Park Service, that stillness is as vital a component of the site as the trees’ green needles, or the sudden darting rays of sunlight. A decade ...

San Francisco & Golden Gate Recreation Area: Places to Experience Parks

February 17, 2011, 1:16 pm
San Francisco is famed for its Painted Ladies, Chinatown, Golden Bridge and glorious bay. However, there is much more to this town than Ghirardelli Square and Lombard Street. Check out some of the exciting outdoor activities that San Francisco has to offer. Within the greater San Francisco area there are ...

California Cuisine: Cowgirl Creamery

April 21, 2010, 3:28 pm
Originally located an hour north of San Francisco and a short drive from Muir Woods National Monument, Cowgirl Creamery offers the perfect stop on any trip through Point Reyes National Seashore. Cowgirl Creamery began as two friends started their foray into cheese making. Since its founding in a small barn ...

Muir Woods: Walking among the giant coast redwoods

April 21, 2010, 3:10 pm
Muir Woods National Monument offers a quiet sanctuary in a growing urban setting. Known for its giant old growth stand of coast redwood trees, people from all over the world come to visit this special ecosystem. Even though it is located just 11 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate ...

Sequoias vs. Redwoods: Comparing Giant Trees

April 15, 2010, 1:43 pm
Fossil remains show that ancestors of the redwood family of trees grew worldwide at least 175 million years ago. The Ice Age, however, wiped out most of them. California is lucky enough to have two types of these unusual trees.GIANT SEQUOIA The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), found in Sequoia ...

Concealed Weapons Legal in Muir Woods, GGNRA, Point Reyes

January 20, 2009, 8:10 am
Local environmentalists and others are expressing surprise and disappointment over a change in federal law this month that makes it legal to bring concealed weapons into Muir Woods National Monument, Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation ...