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Biodiversity Gold: Photos from the Golden Gate BioBlitz

View a photo gallery of some of the incredible species discovered at the 2014 National Geographic/National Park Service BioBlitz event.

BioBlitz Highlights From the Social Sphere

By Ryan White, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The big story of BioBlitz can’t be told without all the small stories that make up the event. See some of the best tweets, photos, and more from this year’s event.

Landscapes of Golden Gate BioBlitz

With 2,700 students and 300 scientists counting species in these parks, the total effect is much bigger than the sum of its parts. See photos of the wide array of environments covered in this year’s BioBlitz.

BioBlitz Comes to San Francisco

Over 300 scientists reported for duty Friday morning, March 28th for a 24-hour species count at San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Parks. The event, known as BioBlitz, brings together local scientists and members of the community to survey a new national park each year. This year, the National Geographic-National Park Service partnership celebrates its 8th…

Golden Gate BioBlitz: Lots of Nature to Explore

Distinguished botanist Peter Raven wishes he could participate personally in this Golden Gate BioBlitz, “because I grew up in San Francisco and became fascinated with nature – first mainly insects, then plants – in the City and around the Bay Area, from the 1940s onward. 


There is no area more fascinating in its biology, with many differences in relatively small geographical areas.”

Fair Fish: San Francisco Fishermen Shake Up the Docks With Community Model

By Ed Backus Northern California’s salmon season is in full swing and on San Francisco’s Pier 45, a two-year-old fishermen’s cooperative, the San Francisco Community Fishing Association, is upending a fishing industry dominated by 800-pound gorillas and consolidation. The co-op is moving tens of thousands of pounds of members’ salmon directly out onto the market,…

Finding New Ways to Think About Water

All across California, water researchers are studying how water—and not enough of it—will affect the state in the future.