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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 2014 Changes to the Superintendent's Compendium

    Point Reyes National Seashore will be including an unmanned aircraft closure to the Superintendent's Compendium. The NPS invites the public to submit written suggestions, comments, and concerns about this change. Comment deadline is August 19. More »

Reading Room: Other Documents of Interest

Lee, Cynthia and John MacDonald (Volpe 2011), Baseline Ambient Sound Levels in Point Reyes National Seashore. Cambridge, MA: U.S. Department of Transportation, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, March 2011. (4,636 KB PDF)

Jennings, Scott, R.L. Cormier, T.G. Gardali, D.T. Press, and W.W. Merkle, Status and Distribution of the Barred Owl in Marin County, California, Western Birds 42:103-110, 2011 (235 KB PDF)

Becker, B.H., D.T. Press, and S.G. Allen. 2011. Evidence for long-term spatial displacement of breeding and pupping harbour seals by shellfish aquaculture over three decades. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 21:247-260. (1,268 KB PDF)

Tule Elk Management

Public Report on Allegations of Scientific Misconduct at Point Reyes National Seashore (10,587 KB PDF)

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit (SUP) - April 22, 2008 (4,600 KB PDF)

Johnson Oyster Company Reservation of Use and Occupancy (RUO) - 1972 (1,399 KB PDF)

The park conducts reviews of files, databases, recording equipment, and data storage devices to improve responsiveness to Freedom of Information Act and other public requests. As part of this process, the park has identified the following documents which may be of public interest.

Harbor Seal Data

Upper Drakes Estero Harbor Seal and Oyster Activity Data

Upper Drakes Estero photos


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