As a result of global warming, our Earth's changing climate will continue to profoundly alter national parks including Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Extreme heat waves, droughts, more wildland fires, coastal flooding and erosion, and other forms of habitat destruction are among possible scenarios in the coming decades.
The National Park Service and Golden Gate National Recreation Area are taking action to reduce our greenhouse gas contributions, to educate staff and visitors about the problem and its solutions, and to develop new land management strategies in the face of coming changes.
Here at Golden Gate, we address these issues in a Climate Change Action Plan. The 20-year plan has three concrete objectives: