Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
Final Fire Management Plan & Environmental Impact Statement July 2004
The purpose of the Fire Management Plan is to provide a framework for all fire management activities in Point Reyes National Seashore and the North District of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including suppression of unplanned ignitions, prescribed fire, and mechanical fuels treatments. It is intended to guide the fire management program for approximately the next 10-15 years. This final environmental impact statement (EIS) analyzes three alternative approaches to managing fire in the park. The alternative that is selected would be adopted as the new Fire Management Plan to guide the fire management program.
Complete Document (6,654 KB PDF)
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Cover, Title Page and Executive Summary
Table of Contents, List of Tables, and List of Figures
Chapter 1: Purpose of and Need for Action
Chapter 2: Alternatives - Including the Preferred Alternative
Chapter 3: Affected Environment
Chapter 4: Environmental Consequences
Chapter 5: Consultation and Coordination
Did You Know?
Historically, the Humboldt squid were seldom found further north than Baja California. The squid then came north en masse during the 1997/98 El Nino and have maintained a fairly regular presence in the waters off of northern and central California--including Point Reyes--ever since. More...