Muir Woods National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Muir Woods National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Muir Woods National Monument


Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone:415-388-2596
Fax:415-389-6957
Web: www.nps.gov/muwo/
Size: 554 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on January 9, 1908.
Location:12 miles north of California's Golden Gate Bridge, accessible via US 101 and CA 1.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:The virgin stand of coastal redwoods was purchased by Congressman William Kent and his wife, Elizabeth Thacher Kent in 1905. The land was subsequently donated to the federal government and declared a national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, in honor of John Muir, writer and conservationist.

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IRF is made possible by the collaboration of three organizations: Muir Woods National Monument, Save the Redwoods League, and The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (L.
Guest programs include San Francisco Highlights, a tour of the city's legendary landmarks; Magical Marin/tour of the Muir Woods National Monument; and a trip to Alcatraz: "The Rock."
(Which is exactly how the Antiquities Act has been used since its inception: The same year the Grand Canyon was protected, Muir Woods National Monument in Northern California was set aside, a step ahead of plans to log it and submerge it under a reservoir.)
The National Park Service has released a draft environmental assessment for the rehabilitation of aging water and wastewater lines serving Muir Woods National Monument.
Designed as a natural complement to the museum and neighboring cityscape, the wall is rooted in the forest floors of nearby parks, including Muir Woods National Monument. Native plants such as huckleberry, redwood sorrel, and yerba buena attract bees, birds, and butterflies to what David Brenner (pictured) of Habitat Horticulture designed as a lush ecosystem that changes with the light and seasons.
I happened to be at Muir Woods National Monument recently, and it's a wonderful place.
Those west of the Continental Divide congregate in 300 sites along the coast of California, including Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Less than half an hour from the heart San Francisco tourist-popular Muir Woods National Monument is a rare 554-acre preserve of redwoods, Hitchcock actually filmed at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, north of his country home in Scott's Valley, near Santa Cruz.
Some of the 1,000-year-old redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument are so tall their crowns disappear in the sky.
In 1906, the area we now call Muir Woods National Monument was being threatened with condemnation by a developer who wanted to dam Redwood Creek and provide a water supply for Sausalito--the canyon was too deep to make Redwood logging practical.
Muir Woods National Monument; www.nps.gov/muwo/programs or (415) 388-2596.
Black bears have also been spotted at Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.