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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 2014 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures

    From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »

  • 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

    March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »

  • Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013

    The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »

Fire Management Units: Minimum Management Unit

 
Pastoral lands, by Sue Van Der Wal

The Pastoral Zone

MINIMUM MANAGEMENT UNIT (approximately 70,000 acres) - This unit contains all areas within the Seashore and the Northern District of GGNRA that are not included in the other ten units. This includes the majority of the pastoral zone (roughly 19,000 acres), which is dominated by grasslands grazed by cattle and large tracts of the Wilderness Area that support mosaics of forest, scrub and grassland. The Unit also includes large bodies of water such as Drakes Estero, Limantour Estero, Abbotts Lagoon, and Tomales Bay. The actions in this FMU include vegetation clearing around buildings and along roads, and full suppression of all fires.

Map of the Minimum Management Unit

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Did You Know?

White Shark. © Scot Anderson

Although white sharks are amongst the most massive and mobile predators in the world, recent research indicates that the white sharks found in the waters off of California are genetically distinct and follow a strict and isolating migration path between California and the Hawaii region. More...