The Presidio of San Francisco, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is the crown jewel of San Francisco's urban wildlands. The Presidio is home to 17 rare and endangered plants and a phenomenal diversity of other flora, hundreds of species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even 50 species of solitary bees! The Presidio has wonderous remaining natural communities including wetlands, grasslands, creeks, dunes, and oak woodlands. These habitats grow on sand dunes as well as serpentinite, the California State Rock.
The natural resources of the Presidio are co-managed by the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. These agencies collaborate successfully to steward a very complex landscape. But the history, complexity and diversity of the Presidio warrants a very active program of community advocacy for the park's natural areas and precious natural resources.
Nature in the City works with other San Francisco conservation organizations to foster ecological restoration of the Presidio's indigenous natural lands and watersheds. The Presidio Environmental Council, of which Nature in the City is an active member, is advocating for a maximum possible ecological restoration alternative in the forthcoming Tennessee Hollow Watershed Project EA.
See the Presidio Trust for major projects underway.
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