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Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Environmental Impact Statement Background Information

As a part of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Environmental Impact Statement, a number of documents relevant to the planning process have been identified. These documents are presented here for your information and education throughout this NEPA process. This web page will be updated continuously as other relevant documents are identified. Please check back frequently.


Section 124 of Public Law 111-88 (26 KB PDF)

Point Reyes Wilderness Act of 1976
Public Law 94-567, October 20, 1976 (25 KB PDF)
Public Law 94-544, October 18, 1976 (20 KB PDF)

Wilderness Act of 1964 (79 KB PDF)

Point Reyes National Seashore Enabling Legislation (26 KB PDF)


California Department of Public Health Technical Report #12-05: 2012 Management Plan for commercial Shellfishing in Drakes Estero, California. January 2012. (908 KB PDF)

Codde, S., Press, D., Roberts, D., and Allen, S., 2012. Pacific Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina richardsi) Monitoring at Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area 2011 Annual Report. NPS Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/SFAN/NRTR-2012/611. (4,298 KB PDF)

Grosholz, Edwin (2011), Estimating the Relative Abundances of Naturalized Manila Clams and Invasive Fouling Species in Drakes Estero. Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, California. (702 KB PDF)

Konzak, Michael and Adrian Praetzellis (2011), Archaeology of Ostrea lurida in Drakes Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore. Anthropological Studies Center, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California.

Lee, Cynthia and John MacDonald (Volpe 2011), Baseline Ambient Sound Levels in Point Reyes National Seashore. Cambridge, MA: U.S. Department of Transportation, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, March 2011. (4,636 KB PDF)

Lellis, W.A., Blakeslee, C.J., Allen, L.K., Molnia, B.F., Price, S.D., Bristol, S., and Stewart, B., 2012, Assessment of photographs from wildlife monitoring cameras in Drakes Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1249, 24 p., available only at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1249/.

Preliminary Reference List, September 17, 2010 (96 KB PDF)

Shellfish Mariculture in Drakes Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore, California
National Academy of Sciences, 2009
Please note, the PDF may be downloaded for free



Final Report on Peer Review of the Science Used in the National Park Service's Draft Environmental Impact Statement Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit - March 2012 (700 KB PDF)

Letter from the Department of Interior to Atkins North America, Request for Clarification - April 19, 2012 (75 KB PDF)

Enclosure 1: Letter from Point Reyes National Seashore to Drakes Bay Oyster Company, Request for Information - April 6, 2012 (82 KB PDF)

Enclosure 2: Environ International Corporation Comments On Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Environmental Impact Statement - December 9, 2011 (11,831 KB PDF)

Letter from Atkins North America to Department of Interior, Response to Request for Clarification - May 7, 2012 (160 KB PDF)

Letter from Drakes Bay Oyster Company to Point Reyes National Seashore, Response to Request for Information - June 6, 2012 (80 KB PDF)

Administrative History of Point Reyes National Seashore - 2007 (25,863 KB PDF)

National Register of Historic Places Determination of Eligibility for Johnsons Oyster Company (aka Drake's Bay Oyster Co.), Point Reyes National Seashore Registration Form with Correspondence from California State Historic Preservation Officer Re: Request for Concurrence - August 4, 2011 (5,749 KB PDF)

On April 16, 2008, the National Park Service (NPS) signed a contract (4,193 KB PDF) with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) – National Research Council to conduct a study of the existing science on the effects and management implications of commercial mariculture in Drakes Estero at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Reservation of Use and Occupancy - 1972 (1,399 KB PDF)

Special Use Permit - April 22, 2008 (4,600 KB PDF)

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