Learn about the negative impacts of the proposed Beach Chalet project on Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach, San Francisco. Professor Longcore and Catherine Rich are authors of the book, "Ecological consequences of artificial night lighting." 2006. Island Press.
From the conclusion of their paper, "Based on the analysis above, we conclude that the project goal of a lighted field cannot be achieved without significant adverse impacts on coastal zone resources. The Commission should protect those resources, and in this instance, should only approve a renovated grass field and bathroom structure without any of the proposed sports field lighting. Such a recommendation would actually be consistent with the adopted Master Plan for Golden Gate Park, which does not propose any nighttime use at the project site."