Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enrich the experience of park visitors, and build commitment to conserving the parks. Renowned for its accomplishments in the Golden Gate National Parks, the Conservancy has supported national and international efforts to preserve parks and protected areas through community engagement. As an example, the Conservancy is a charter member of the Cities and Protected Areas Task Force of IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) World Commission on Protected Areas.

Since 1981, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy – a cooperating association authorized by Congress – has supported the National Park Service in research, interpretation, and conservation programs. Thanks to individual, corporate, and foundation contributions, as well as income earned from operating park bookstores, producing educational and interpretive materials, and offering tours, the Parks Conservancy has provided more than $100 million to the National Park Service and has won recognition as one of the most effective nonprofit park partners in the U.S. and beyond.

Signature projects include restoration of Crissy Field and creation of the Crissy Field Center; enhancement of trails through the Trails Forever initiative; propagation and installation of more than one million native plants; monitoring of thousands of birds of prey through the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory; and habitat restoration to protect sensitive, threatened, or endangered species throughout the Golden Gate National Parks.

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