• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Lobos Creek Valley

Green sweat bee on dune gilia

A green sweat bee feeds on dune gilia, a locally rare plant species being restored to Lobos Creek Valley.  

Containing the last free-flowing stream in San Francisco, Lobos Creek Valley provides important native plant and wildlife habitat in an otherwise urban area. The creek has long been a source of water for the Presidio, and a flume from the creek to San Francisco provided water to the town in its early days. Restoration of the coastal scrub community in the valley is helping to bring rare plant species back to the area.

Did You Know?

Jonathan Letterman

Major Jonathan Letterman--after whom the hospital at the Presidio was renamed in 1911--was the medical director of the Army of the Potomac. A founding father of military medicine, Letterman organized forward first-aid stations, mobile field hospitals, and ambulance services during the Civil War.