Bioblitz 2014 Festival
Mark your calendar and join us at the East Beach next to Crissy Field for the Golden Gate National Parks BioBlitz. Golden Gate National Parks is a large and complex urban unit of the National Park System located in the San Francisco Bay Area encompassing over 80,000 acres and 91 miles of shoreline, and includes iconic sites such as Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, the Presidio, and the Marin Headlands. It is also home to 1,287 plant and animal species and an amazing richness of biological diversity. Over half of the bird species of North America and nearly one third of California’s plant species are found within the park’s legislative boundaries. Of those, 37 are listed as federally threatened or endangered.
Golden Gate National Parks extend over three counties—Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo—and has in-holdings by other agencies incorporated into the park’s legislative boundaries. Because of how spread out the parklands are, many Bay Area residents and park visitors think of the park in terms of isolated sites such as Muir Woods, Fort Funston, the Marin Headlands, and the Crissy Field. The bigger picture is one of wildlife corridors, secret nature spots, and refuges for rarities. Traveling through the park connects you with windswept beaches, dramatic cliffs, coastal chaparral, low mountains, swaths of prairie, live oak woodlands, salt marshes, freshwater wetlands and creeks, and redwood forests. All you have to do is get out and explore. At BioBlitz we will take the adventure to the next level with top scientists and naturalists as your guides. Grab your daypack and join the fun! Begin exploring the park online now at www.nps.gov/goga.
Public registration to be part of a scientist-led inventory team will open in February. To receive updates and be notified when public registration goes live, send us an email.
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