Temporary Closure of Waters Around Alcatraz Island
From 7/3 to 9/22 a 500’ marine buffer zone is in effect, closing the perimeter of Alcatraz Island to all private vessels to protect nesting seabirds during America's Cup racing. Tours to Alcatraz continue as usual during the races. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) closed July 8-November 2013, but local businesses are open
Though Muir Beach is closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction, the PELICAN INN IS OPEN. Restrooms and parking are not available at Muir Beach. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Dog Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/DEIS)
The Draft Dog Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft Plan/EIS)
The draft plan/EIS was open for public review and comment from January 14 to May 30, 2011. 4,713 comments were received - by mail, hand-delivered, in person at the public open-house meetings and through the National Park Service's Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website. Bulk comments submitted on behalf of others were not accepted.
The NPS reviewed all comments submitted on the draft plan/EIS, and responded to the substantive comments in a Comment Response Report. Although a comment response report is normally only published with a final EIS, the NPS has chosen to release this report during the comment period for the draft Dog Management Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, which was released for public comment on September 6, 2013, and is available for review and comment at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/dogplan While this response report is not open for comment, we are releasing it at this time to help commenters understand how their original substantive comments were addressed.
To find comments submitted by a specific individual, click here for a list of Correspondence ID numbers with submitters' names ; note that some individuals have opted to keep their name and/or address private. Search the public comment file for that Correspondence number.
Comment 304 attachment
Can I Still View the Draft Plan/EIS?
Although no longer available for public comment, the Draft Plan/EIS is available at the PEPC website below, broken into sections for easier download. Go to: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/dogplan and click on the Documents link on the left side of the page. That will take you to a list of documents that includes the Draft Plan/EIS.
Did You Know?
To take a hike on the seafloor, explore any of the trails around the Golden Gate headlands, where you are surrounded by slabs of ocean crust that have crept thousands of kilometers on a tectonic journey to end on dry land.