2013 San Francisco Bay Area National Parks Science and Natural Resources Symposium
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Golden Gate Club, Presidio
Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Park Science and Stewardship in a Connected Landscape
Located in one of the most burgeoning metropolitan areas in the country, San Francisco Bay Area National Parks are the beloved back yards of about 6 million people. Our parks do not exist as isolated, remote islands, but rather are interwoven into a tapestry of urban, suburban, agricultural, and historical landscapes. As members of this larger community, we work with a myriad of other partner agencies, organizations, and individuals as we strive to accomplish our resource protection goals. This particular set of circumstances creates both wonderful opportunities and real challenges for natural resource management.
The goal of the 2013 Science and Natural Resources Symposium was to allow us to learn from each other and share what we know about managing natural resources beyond the boundaries of our institutions, our park borders, and our previous thinking about what resource management entails.
Contact Michelle O’Herron at email@example.com or (415) 561-3526 if you have any questions.
Audio podcasts of some of the days' activities, agendas, presentations, and presentation abstracts are available from the menus on the upper right hand side of this page.
The San Francisco Bay Area Network Natural Resources and Science Symposium has been open to all park staff, federal, state, and local agencies, academic institutions, non-profit park partners, and volunteers. Past presentation topics have included restoration and inventory and monitoring projects, science communication and education, park management in a changing environment (e.g. climate change, invasive species, endangered species), balancing visitation with resource protection, and traditional ecological knowledge.