People of the Parks: Scientists
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, PAM Image Collection, GOGA 35256.0309 and NPS Photo
Based on study results, the GGNRA focuses its attention on preventing habitat loss; inventorying the diverse plants and animals found within park boundaries; and restoring the ecological balance of different areas. Crissy Field is a key example of successful habitat restoration in the GGNRA-a piece of land returned to natural tidal wetland from a former military airfield. Park staff monitored Crissy Field for years, tracking variables that affected the development of the re-established marshlands. By using previously collected data and comparing it to current conditions, management decisions were made for a successful ecological balance, and Crissy Field is now a habitat that supports hundreds of species.
Did You Know?
Alcatraz Island is one of the designated National Historic Landmark Districts and has over 1.4 million visitors, each year, from all over the world.