Topics

Discover a trove of information and resources on topics relevant to Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center parks.

Hairy woodpecker on a large tree branch

Animals

San Francisco Bay Area national parks support a remarkable abundance of animal species, including several threatened or endangered species.

Live-forever growing among rocks and moss

Plants

Bay Area plants and plant communities are exceptionally diverse, and influenced by many factors, from fire to invasive species.

Abbotts Lagoon surrounded by coastal dunes

Ecosystems

San Francisco Bay Area National Parks encompass a staggering diversity of ecosystems.

Milky Way and light pollution over a beach in Point Reyes National Seashore

Humans in the Environment

The National Park Service keeps track of several factors related to human use of the environment in the Bay Area.

Last updated: December 17, 2018