2014 Changes to the Superintendent's Compendium
Point Reyes National Seashore will be including an unmanned aircraft closure to the Superintendent's Compendium. The NPS invites the public to submit written suggestions, comments, and concerns about this change. Comment deadline is August 19. More »
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?
Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...