Tunnel to Marin Headlands Closed
The tunnel on Bunker Road from Alexander Avenue in Sausalito towards the Marin Headlands is closed for construction. Please follow the detour signs to Conzelman Road (just above the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge) to go up over the hill. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) parking lot closed June-November 2013
Muir Beach parking lot will be closed from June-November 2013 due to construction. Restrooms or nearby parking will not be available at Muir Beach during this period. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054 More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Gerbode Prescribed Fire to Help Control Tall Fescue—Week of September 19
Contact: George Durgerian, (415) 561-4302
Fire management staff at Golden Gate National Recreation Area plan a 30-acre prescribed burn in the Marin Headlands' Gerbode Valley the week of September 19th 2011. The ignition is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20th, but the date may change based on weather conditions. Wildland firefighters from the National Park Service and several local fire agencies will conduct the burn from approximately 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, followed by patrol and monitoring to ensure the fire is completely out. The purpose of this prescribed burn is to help remove the thatch or dead grass surrounding clumps of tall fescue, an exotic, invasive perennial bunch grass, so that park staff can access and eradicate these plants. This burn is part of a larger coastal swale habitat restoration effort.
The vegetation in the project area is grassland mixed with coastal scrub. Fire is used in combination with other vegetation management techniques to control tall fescue in many wildland areas within California. Fescue removal will be followed up by native plant revegetation, which is critical for re-establishment of the grassland and scrub mix that support our native wildlife.
During the prescribed fire, the Bobcat trail will be closed between the Miwok and Alta trail intersections. Smoke impacts are expected to be short-term only. However, smoke-sensitive individuals are encouraged to avoid the project area while burning is in progress.
A map of the project area is posted on the park website at www.nps.gov/goga/parkmgmt/firemanagement.htm. To receive an email when the burn day is confirmed, contact the fire education office at 415-464-5133.
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