• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking across the bay back towards San Francisco, seen in the distance.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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Completed Plans and Projects

Below is a list of plans and environmental documents that have been completed and approved. Implementation of some projects is still underway.


NEPA Type/ Approval



Wetland and Creek Restoration at Big Lagoon EIS/ROD Marin County ROD signed Dec 2008
Dias Ridge Restoration and Trail Improvement Project EA/FONSI Marin County FONSI signed in June 2008; work to begin in 2009
Lower Redwood Creek Floodplain and Salmonid Habitat Restoration, Banducci Site EA/FONSI
July 2007
Marin County Fall 2007: construction underway - check out photos and restoration updates!
Mori Point Restoration and Trail Plan EA/FONSI
Sept 2006
San Mateo County Fall 2007: construction underway - click here for Mori photos and updates

GGNRA Fire Management Plan (FMP)


Feb 2006

Parkwide Ongoing program

PG&E Jefferson Martin 230kV Transmission line project


Sept 2005

San Mateo County


Marine Mammal Center Site and Facilities Improvements


Oct 2004

Marin Headlands,
Marin County

Fall 2007

Fort Mason Center Long Term Lease


March 2004

Fort Mason,
San Francisco

Lease is signed. FMC implementing projects.

Presidio Trails and Bikeways Master Plan


August 2003

San Francisco

Implementation underway for various projects.

Lower Easkoot Creek Restoration


Sept 2003

Stinson Beach,
Marin County

Lower Redwood Creek Interim Flood Reduction Measures & Floodplain/ Channel Restoration


Fall 2002

Muir Beach,
Marin County
Alcatraz Island Historic Preservation & Safety Construction Project


Feb 2002

San Francisco
Completed: Dock repair, Cellhouse seismic retrofit, Building 64 balconies repair
Fort Baker Plan


June 2000

Fort Baker, Marin County Completed; click here for restoration photos
Fort Mason Pier Two Seismic Retrofit and Structural Repair


June 2002
Fort Mason,
San Francisco
Redwood Creek Watershed: Vision for the Future

Vision statement

Marin County Plan completed.
Crissy Field Plan EA/FONSI Oct 1996 Presidio, San Francisco Completed, see photos of the restoration!
1980 GGNRA General Management Plan

Sutro Historic District

EA/ Sept 1993

San Francisco


Did You Know?

Basalt pillows

Geologists sometimes call Franciscan pillow basalt “greenstone” because it contains green minerals formed in an interaction between the basalt and hot, mineral-rich seawater.