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 »
Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project: Technical Evaluation of Potential Public Access Alignments
The National Park Service (NPS) evaluated a range of possible restoration alternatives for the proposed wetlands restoration project at the Giacomini Ranch in Marin County, California. The Giacomini Ranch is located in the southern portion of the Tomales Bay watershed. The potential for incorporating public access within the Project Area is an important issue that was raised during the project scoping. During scoping, several potential public access concepts or alignments were proposed either by members of the public, the NPS, or by other local agencies such as the County of Marin. The intent of this study is to inform the public and the NPS on potential resource impacts associated with these alignments, so that fully informed decisions can be made on options for future planning studies.
These documents have been divided into smaller-sized files so that visitors with slower internet connections have the option of downloading desired chapters and/or figures separately if they do not wish to download the complete document as a single large file.
Technical Evaluation of Potential Public Access Alignments for the Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project - Part I: Resources Study (Complete Document) (1,349 KB PDF)
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