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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Current Planning Efforts

Point Reyes National Seashore is currently developing the management plans or working on the projects listed below.

Coastal Dune Habitat Restoration Project
In 2012, the Seashore began to build upon an Environmental Assessment that was prepared for the Abbott's Lagoon Coastal Dune Restoration Project and expand the scope of its analysis to cover potential restoration efforts in other dune areas throughout the park. This Coastal Dune Restoration Environmental Assessment was released for public comment on Friday, January 9, 2015.
The end of the comment period was Monday, February 9, 2015.

Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) has initiated a ranch planning process for the approximately 28,000 acres of working beef cattle and dairy ranches administered by Point Reyes National Seashore. The first step in the ranch planning process was initiation of public scoping. Scoping, which ran from April 21 through June 2, 2014, invited the public to comment so concerns were identified early and the analysis is focused on the issues raised. Point Reyes National Seashore hosted two community workshops for the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Assessment on November 20 and 21, 2014. The meetings provided an update on the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan and solicited further thought and discussion from the public. For those who were unable to attend the meetings or who wished to submit additional comments, the NPS accepted written comments from November 17, 2014, to November 26, 2014.

Road Maintenance and Improvement Projects at Point Reyes National Seashore
The Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Road Maintenance and Improvement Projects at Point Reyes National Seashore has been approved and is available at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website. The FONSI documents the decision-making process used by the NPS, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, to select a strategy to rehabilitate 22 miles of paved park roads and parking areas based on the information and findings provided in the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project. The NPS posted the Road Maintenance and Improvement Projects EA to the PEPC website and solicited comments on the EA from July 17, 2014, to August 18, 2014. In addition to documenting the NPS decision on the proposal, the FONSI includes the listing of mitigation measures to be followed during project implementation and responses to public comments received during the public review period. Roads which will be repaved and improved as part of this this project include Limantour Road and Chimney Rock and Lighthouse roads.

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Road Improvement EA/IS
The Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Road Improvement EA/Initial Study is a joint planning effort led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with Marin County and the NPS to improve twelve miles of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard within Point Reyes National Seashore. As a county-maintained road within a national park, Marin County was granted $15 million for improvement by the FHWA through the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP). [Map - 108 PDF] The planning process is led by the FHWA, in cooperation with Marin County and the National Park Service (NPS), and therefore must meet the requirements of both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). During the initial phase of the planning process, the agencies solicited public input on the range of issues and alternatives that should be considered in an environmental assessment of potential project impacts. Scoping comments were solicited through the NPS PEPC website from July 8, 2014 to August 30, 2014 and a public meeting was held at the Seashore on July 22, 2014. Currently, the agencies are preparing a joint Environmental Assessment (EA)/Initial Study (IS) to meet NEPA and CEQA requirements, respectively. A notice of the availability of the EA/IS will be sent out to the Seashore mailing list and local media and posted on the Seashore website.

Verizon Wireless Proposed Cellular Communications Facility, Point Reyes Hill
The National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Assessment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to evaluate an application from Verizon Wireless for a ten year right-of-way permit to install, operate, and maintain a commercial wireless telecommunication facility on Point Reyes Hill within the area zoned "Radio Range Station." A 45-day public scoping period intended to engage the public in this NEPA process, which will evaluate the effects of the potential issuance of a right of way permit for the commercial telecommunications facility, closed on August 7, 2013.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Environmental Impact Statement
The public comments for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement are now available.

Air Tour Management Plan Development at Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore

Adapting Drakes Beach Visitor Access Facilities to Accommodate Anticipated Coastal Change to Improve Natural Coastal Process Project

Point Reyes - Giacomini Public Access

Coastal Watershed Restoration Program

Giacomini Land Exchange

Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project

Non-Native Deer Management Plan

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