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The Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County is part of the expansive Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Protecting our parks is a priority

Noted historian Wallace Stegner called it “the best idea we ever had.”…

 

National Park Service staff, which oversees the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, decided to remove “recreation” as a guiding principle for managing the space without consulting neighboring communities. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The worst kind of neighbor

What does it mean to be a good neighbor in a dense…

 

Some say limiting dog access in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area may reduce diversity within the parks, but all sides in the debate must be considered — including parkgoers who wish to enjoy the outdoors without dogs. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)

GGNRA dog plan enhances diversity

For more than 20 years, I have been working on efforts across…

 

Bicyclists ride past Crissy Field, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, toward the Golden Gate Bridge. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Stop calling it ‘Golden Gate National Parks’

Congress created the Golden Gate National Recreation Area “to concentrate on serving…

Bicyclists ride past Crissy Field, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, toward the Golden Gate Bridge. (Eric Risberg/AP)
The National Park Service last week announced new rules for where dogs can be walked in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and closed parts of Fort Funston to all visitors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)

Supervisors oppose national park dog restrictions

Canine lovers across San Francisco are barking in protest of the Golden…

The National Park Service last week announced new rules for where dogs can be walked in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and closed parts of Fort Funston to all visitors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)
The National Park Service last week announced new rules for where dogs can be walked in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and closed parts of Fort Funston to all visitors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)

A flawed process rigged from the start

I used to think of the National Park Service as good guys.…

The National Park Service last week announced new rules for where dogs can be walked in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and closed parts of Fort Funston to all visitors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)

Cracking the leash on unruly dogs

Dogs biting at horses and hang gliders may force canines back on…