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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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Kehoe Dairy Freestall Barn Additions and New Manure Holding Pond Project

An Environmental Assessment was released on April 26, 2004 for the Kehoe Dairy Freestall Barn Additions and New Manure Holding Pond within Point Reyes National Seashore. The purpose and need of the project is to: 1) expand the existing freestall barn to house additional cows in order to avoid degradation of the year-round pasture area by unsheltered cows in winter months, and also to improve overall dairy cow health and milk production; and 2) improve manure management in order to reduce risk of water quality impacts (sediment and nutrients from animal waste) to Kehoe Creek, and thereby also to improve the quality of aquatic habitat. The project features include construction of an addition to the freestall barn, a new freestanding calf barn east of the freestall barn, a new storage building, and a new manure holding pond. Other project features include improvements to the dairy’s stormwater management system, and restoration and revegetation of the year-round pasture area. This Environmental Assessment evaluates two alternatives, which include no action and the preferred action.

Letter of Public Notice - May 21, 2004 (8 KB PDF)

Draft Environmental Assessment - April 26, 2004

Complete Document (5,170 KB PDF)

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Draft Environmental Assessment without Appendices (245 KB PDF)

Appendix A: Project Location Map (507 KB PDF)

Appendix B: Project Site Plans and Profiles (357 KB PDF)

Appendix C: Engineering Report (Grading Permit Application) (2,355 KB PDF)

Appendix C: Engineering Report (first 18 pages) (1,316 KB PDF)

Appendix C: Engineering Report (last 15 pages) (1,042 KB PDF)

Appendix D: Biological Survey Report (1,601 KB PDF)

Appendix D: Biological Survey Report's Text (1,130 KB PDF)

Appendix D: Biological Survey Report's Appendices (476 KB PDF)

Appendix E: Other Projects Considered in Cumulative Analysis (71 KB PDF)

Appendix F: Glossary of Terms (138 KB PDF)

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Bull elephant seal © Richard Allen

Four species of pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) rest onshore or breed at Point Reyes: the Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris), the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), and the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). More...