People of the Parks: Conservationists
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, Interpretation Negative Collection, GOGA-2316 and the Katharine Frankforter Papers, GOGA 27066
The NPS now manages these parklands. NPS staff is dedicated to the care and interpretation of the GGNRA, ensuring the park is a place to be enjoyed by all people. Natural Resources staff monitor and record diverse ecosystems found within park landscapes. Cultural Resources staff document the history of the sites by collecting and preserving historic objects, conducting site surveys, and compiling reports using park archival materials. Park Maintenance staff ensures that park facilities and systems operate smoothly. Interpretive Park Rangers connect the public with the unique stories and features of GGNRA.
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, Richard Frear Collection, GOGA 18326
Volunteers who work with park partners and with the NPS donate thousands of hours each year to help maintain and interpret sites within the GGNRA. Every day, groups of people are found throughout the park contributing to important NPS projects. People can give a few hours every year or every week, participating in activities like interpretive walks, historic military sites preservation, vegetation removal, and habitat restoration with native plants.
Did You Know?
Alcatraz Island is the site of a large colony of Western Gulls (Larus occidentalis), the gull species that inhabits the Oregon and California coast. Individuals mate for life and come together each year on Alcatraz to defend their historic territory and raise three chicks.