• 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 »

Current Planning Efforts

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

NEW! - Road Maintenance and Improvement Projects at Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, proposes to rehabilitate 22 miles of paved park roads and parking areas in Point Reyes National Seashore including Limantour Road and the roads to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the NPS has prepared an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential effects of alternatives for repairing and improving park roads and parking areas on the natural, cultural, and human environment. The public has the opportunity to comment on the Environmental Assessment until August 18, 2014.
Submit a comment on the Environmental Assessment for the Road Improvement and Maintenance Projects in Point Reyes National Seashore.

NEW! - Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Road Improvement EA/IS
Marin County has been awarded $15 million in federal funds through the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) for improvements to approximately 12 miles of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Point Reyes National Seashore. [Map - 108 PDF] The FLAP is administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which, in cooperation with Marin County and the National Park Service (NPS), is initiating a planning and environmental review process in conformance with both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As the first step in outreach for this planning process, the FHWA will conduct public scoping to determine issues and alternatives that should be addressed in the Environmental Assessment (EA)/Initial Study (IS) to be prepared for the proposed improvements. The public scoping period is open until August 30, 2014. Project staff would like to hear your perspective on specific problems along the road, ideas for alternatives that should be considered, as well as your concerns or questions about the project that should be addressed in the forthcoming EA/IS. A public scoping meeting to discuss the proposed improvements will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Red Barn Classroom at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters.
Submit a comment on the Scoping Newsletter for Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Improvements EA/IS.

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.

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

Coastal Dune Habitat Restoration Project

Point Reyes - Giacomini Public Access

Coastal Watershed Restoration Program

Giacomini Land Exchange

Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project

Non-Native Deer Management Plan

Did You Know?

Four tidewater gobies (small brackish-water fish) in a hand. Credit: Cassandra Brooks/NPS.

Since the restoration of the Giacomini Wetlands in 2008, the tidewater goby--a federally endangered brackish-water resident fish species--has not only been observed in the newly restored channels and ponds, but in Lagunitas Creek, where it had previously not been documented since 1953. More...