• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • Point Reyes Fire Management will be using heavy equipment on the Inverness Ridge Trail this week.

    A recreation advisory is in effect for hiking, horse riding, and biking along the Inverness Ridge Trail (aka Bayview Fire Road) during the week of September 14, 2014. Extra caution in this area is critical while work is in progress. More »

Global Climate Change Workgroup

Point Reyes National Seashore staff members have established a Global Climate Change Workgroup committed to the goal of reducing the carbon footprint of the Seashore through conservation, innovation, partnership and leading by example. Members collaborate as a team to identify sources of carbon emissions. They then evaluate and propose solutions that reduce the park’s carbon footprint, conserve natural, cultural and financial resources, and educate the local community and visiting public about global warming, its impacts and conservation strategies. Beyond education, the workgroup works to actually effect change in our local environment through conservation, recycling, reuse and incorporation of new technologies throughout all facets of the Seashore's operations and management activities. The workgroup assists park managers in preparing for the changes to come through research, planning, and strategic thinking.

Goals of the workgroup include:

  • Find ways to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and promote energy diversity.
  • Identify ways to reduce energy consumption.
  • Find low carbon technologies to replace traditional practices which result in higher carbon emission.
  • Incorporate sustainable practices and reduced carbon emission into all areas of park planning and operations.
  • Provide educational outreach to park staff, the local community and visitors to increase awareness of GCC and affect change beyond our boundaries.

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Did You Know?

Kolkheti National Park: Ranger shelter on Paliastomi Lake with the Caucasian mountain range in the background.

Point Reyes National Seashore has established a sister park relationship with Kolkheti National Park in the Republic of Georgia. Located on the coast of the Black Sea, Kolkheti National Park protects an interesting variety of landscapes, flora, and fauna. More...