Gerry Pearlman looks out over his deck at the construction happening on the Muir Beach parking lot.  David Briggs

How best to preserve the famed redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument is a question that’s been visited and revisited ever since William Kent donated the land to the government close to a century ago. Now the park’s federal guardian, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is facing criticism from neighbors that the demands of recreators may be . . .

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