Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve

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The Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve is a biosphere reserve in Northern California. It was created by UNESCO in 1988, and encompasses thirteen protected areas in the San Francisco Bay Area. It encompasses a diverse range of marine, coastal and upland habitats of the California chaparral and woodlands and Northern California coastal forests ecoregions, including mixed evergreen forests, Coast Redwood forests, Douglas-fir forests, Bishop pine forests, oak forests, woodlands and savannas, northern coastal scrub, chaparral, coastal dune, coastal strand, tidepools, kelp forests, coastal grasslands, and marshes.

The conservation units that make up the biosphere reserve include:

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Coordinates: 37°48′N 122°30′W / 37.8°N 122.5°W / 37.8; -122.5