Creating the Presidio Trust and enacting the other land protection measures in the Omnibus Parks Act was not been simple. The park service had originally envisioned in the general management plan for the Presidio that a partnership institution would be created to assist the National Park Service with management of the area. The park service's partnership idea would be changed substantially when the trust legislation emerged from Congress. This article will examine how the Presidio first became part of the National Park System, the efforts undertaken to provide the park service with the authority needed to manage the area, and the controversies and compromises that surrounded the enactment of the Presidio Trust legislation.
Donald J. Hellmann,
The Path of the Presidio Trust Legislation, 28 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.