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.