Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Watershed boundaries are the ridgetops or the high elevations around a valley, and as such represent logical bounding areas for natural processes. In the Golden Gate Natural Resource Area, our native plant nurseries collect seeds and cuttings within watershed and subwatershed boundaries to grow plants for reintroduction to the landscape after a construction project, find and document rare plants, and track genetic change and diversity to prevent mixing species across ridgetops.