Native women were integral to developing botanical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge and providing healing expertise in mission communities.
Dr. Kazue Togasaki was one of the first Japanese American women to become a doctor in the US and was a physician at relocation centers.
The first women in the army were nurses. The U.S. Army General Hospital at the Presidio was the first Army hospital to employ them.
Through late winter, elephant seals gather in large colonies along the coast during their breeding season.
Bison form a symbiotic relationship with prairie dogs and can often be spotted near their villages.
Some of the most famous residents of El Malpais are bats. About 14 species have been observed in the area or call the park their home.