San Francisco Bay Area National Parks Science and Learning

Discover the rugged yet fragile rocky intertidal community through photos, videos, resource briefs and more!
New imagery equipment uses sonar to produce images of fish on Lagunitas Creek
Check out the new and improved elephant seal page to learn about monitoring, view photos & videos, and explore other cool seal content.
The Golden Gate Native Plant Nurseries research soils, fertilizers and seed treatments to grow healthier native plants
Do you know which Bay Area park has the highest density of bee species in the world?


The San Francisco Bay Area Netwok includes eleven national park units, each of which contain a rich and varied array of natural and cultural resources. The many National Park Service programs and partners in the Bay Area are dedicated to understanding and preserving the region’s unique resources through science and education. This web site delivers information about these resources and about scientific activities underway. Learn more about specific topics by exploring the links on the left or visit the parks and protected areas pages to discover the particular resources found at each of these special places.


  What's New? 

    Point Reyes Compass Station
  • Point Reyes National Seashore Brown Bag Presentations have been updated. Learn about the Marin Carbon Project, the history of tule elk at Point Reyes, the history and archaeology of the Point Reyes Naval Radio Compass Station, and more, all during your lunch break.