Learn how the Presidio protects and shares nature while reducing our environmental impact.
The Presidio is home to wildflowers, wildlife, and wetlands — including endangered species that can’t be found anywhere else. It’s one of the most biologically diverse national park sites in the country, right in the heart of a big city.
As a national park site where people live, work, and visit, the Presidio is in a unique position to take on two critical environmental issues: the extinction crisis and climate change. For nearly three decades, park ecologists and volunteers have been restoring natural habitats, conducting research, and nurturing native plants and animals so visitors can enjoy them for years to come.
But our strategy goes further than that. The park is also a lab where we’re testing ways to greatly reduce our negative impact on the environment. In short, we’re working toward a nature-positive Presidio.
We’re restoring habitats, bringing back lost species, and demonstrating how everyone plays a role in nurturing biodiversity for future generations.
The Presidio Trust partners with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to restore natural grasslands, wetlands, sand dunes, and creek systems.
We’re revitalizing the 306-acre historic forest planted by the U.S. Army, preserving it as part of the National Historic Landmark while increasing its ecological value.
Habitat restoration has allowed many Presidio native species to come home. Reintroduced species include chorus frogs, western pond turtles, three-spine stickleback fish, the San Francisco forktail damselfly, the variable checkerspot butterfly, and California floater mussels.
We test innovative management and awareness strategies to help people and wildlife coexist at the Presidio.
These animals are an important part of the ecosystem. Learn how we coexist with coyotes in the Presidio.
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Rob Hill Campground offers national park camping just minutes from the city. Make a reservation and then enjoy the tranquility of ocean waves and the sound of owls in the cypress trees.
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