San Francisco Bay Area National Parks Science and Learning

Keep up with climate change science and Bay Area impacts
How do vertical wind turbines impact wildlife? A study on the turbines at the Crissy Field Center starts to find out.
See, watch and read more about the Bay Area's only full-time marine mammal residents.
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


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? 

  • Check out our blog! Featuring lots of updates and information on science in bay area parks, blog posts can also be found in the right hand menus of many topic pages throughout
  • The 2014 National Geographic BioBlitz took place in the Golden Gate National Parks on March 28-29th and was a huge success! Explore the species observations recorded on iNaturalist, check out cool BioBlitz stories on the National Geographic BioBlitz Blog, or search for hashtag #BioBlitz2014 on social media for even more BioBlitz news from a slew of partners and participants.