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 »
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
This document has 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.
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 D: Biological Survey Report (1,601 KB PDF)
Appendix F: Glossary of Terms (138 KB PDF)
Did You Know?
Deathcap mushrooms are found throughout the Point Reyes region and are the most poisonous mushrooms in the world. But they're fairly new arrivals here. They invaded the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1930s, likely brought over on cork trees from Europe for the wine industry. More...