Laws & Policies: Changes to the 2013 Superintendent's Compendium
To better protect harbor seals and snowy plovers during sensitive times of the year, Point Reyes National Seashore will be including the following seasonal closures to the Superintendent's Compendium. The NPS invites the public to submit written suggestions, comments, and concerns about these changes. Questions and/or comments will not be accepted by FAX, e-mail, or in any manner other than hand delivery or mail until August 23, 2013. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted. Comments may be mailed to:
The following seasonal closures will begin upon implementation of the 2013 Superintendent's compendium:
Seal Pupping Areas:
This closure is necessary to protect harbor and elephant seals from disturbance during the pupping or season when they are exceptionally vulnerable and for other wildlife concerns.
This seasonal closure is necessary as kite-flying can disturb nesting shorebirds and can cause nests to fail.
Current Superintendent's Compendium - last updated January 10, 2014 (92 PDF)
36 CFR 1.5 Closures and Public Use Limits
Did You Know?
Four species of pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) rest onshore or breed at Point Reyes: the Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris), the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), and the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). More...