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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan

McClures Ranch with Chimney Rock in the background. © Sue Van Der Wal.
 

The National Park Service (NPS) has begun the preparation of a Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (Ranch CMP) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The planning area includes approximately 28,000 acres of active beef cattle and dairy operations on NPS lands in Marin County administered by Point Reyes National Seashore under agricultural lease/special use permits (lease/permits). Public scoping was the first step to involve the public in the NEPA process. Scoping included holding meetings and providing opportunities for the public to comment so that their concerns are identified early and the analysis is focused on important issues.

 

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
Point Reyes National Seashore hosted two community workshops for the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Assessment on November 20 and 21. The meetings provided an update on the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan and solicited further thought and discussion from the public. For those who were unable to attend the meetings or who wished to submit additional comments, the National Park Service accepted written comments from November 17, 2014, to November 26, 2014.

 

PUBLIC SCOPING COMMENTS
Please see our Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan Public Scoping Comments page to read the Public Comment Analysis Report, including all correspondences received during the public scoping period.

 

INITIAL PUBLIC SCOPING
Please see our Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan Initial Public Scoping page for details on the public scoping phase of this NEPA process.

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Please see our Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan Background Information page for background information relevant to this NEPA process.

 

NEWS RELEASES
Please see our Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan News Releases page for all news releases related to this NEPA process.

 

QUESTIONS
If you have questions regarding the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan, please call Outreach Coordinator Melanie Gunn at 415-464-5162.

The Citizen's Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a useful resource for those that are not familiar with NEPA or Council on Environmental Quality Regulations. This 45-page guide, published in December, 2007, describes the NEPA process and provides information on how citizens can get involved.

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