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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 2014 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 »

  • 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

    March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »

  • Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013

    The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »

Draft Non-Native Deer Management Plan & Environmental Impact Statement December 2004

This Non-Native Deer Management Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement analyzes a preferred alternative, no action, and four additional alternatives for future management of Axis deer (Axis axis) and Fallow deer (Dama dama) in Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area lands administered by PRNS. As lead agency for the plan, the National Park Service developed the alternatives to address problems and management concerns relating to non-native deer in the Seashore. The management plan will assist NPS in the restoration of native ecosystems within the park, will prevent spread of non-native deer into surrounding private and public lands, and will address adverse impacts to agricultural permittees within the Seashore.


Complete Document (1,795 KB PDF)

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.

Cover, Cover Letter and Executive Summary (pp. 1 - 13) (104 KB PDF)
Table of Contents, List of Figures, and List of Tables (pp. 14 - 23) (48 KB PDF)
Chapter 1: Purpose of and Need (pp. 24 - 35) (68 KB PDF)
Chapter 2: Alternatives (pp. 36 - 75) (185 KB PDF)
Chapter 3: Affected Environment (pp. 76 - 117) (613 KB PDF)
Chapter 4: Environmental Consequences (pp. 118 -231) (501 KB PDF)
Chapter 5: Consultation and Coordination (pp. 232 - 239) (45 KB PDF)
Appendix A: Non-Native Deer Population Model (Barrett) (pp. 240 - 249) (79 KB PDF)
Appendix B: Final Report Point Reyes Fallow Deer Modeling (pp. 250 - 270) (214 KB PDF)
Appendix C: Wilderness Minimum Requirement Guide (pp. 271 - 277) (81 KB PDF)
References (pp. 278 - 288) (41 KB PDF)
Glossary of Terms (pp. 289 - 292) (19 KB PDF)
Index (pp. 293 - 296) (18 KB PDF)


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Spotted towhee. Dave Menke / FWS.

Point Reyes has some of the greatest avian diversity of any U.S. national park, with more than 490 species of birds recorded (45% of species of birds in North America). More...