Dune restoration

Unfinished History

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This patch of dunes is thought to have been the last known habitat of the Xerces blue butterfly. Lobos Creek is at right.

Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA


Lessingia and other rare native plants are flourishing where they once thrived, in spite of negative campaigning by local columnists and dog owners.

Photo: Chris Carlsson


One of the most successful restoration projects in the National Park Presidio are the dunes on the northwest side of the park.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Environmental restoration efforts in the Presidio.


California poppies in the dunes.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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