Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Reading Room: Other Documents of Interest: Upper Drakes Estero Harbor Seal and Oyster Activity Data
The data files posted here in separate ZIP files contain harbor seal data and oyster activity assessment data collected from the eastern shore of Drakes Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore (PORE) from March through June 2008 and April through July 2009.
In accordance with Executive Order 12906, these data files have been provided with metadata records following the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM). Table and data field definitions can be viewed in the metadata records (5 Entity and Attribute Information). Metadata records for each of the databases also include a data quality section (2 Data Quality Information) that describes the error-checking, quality control, and quality assurance measures taken with each data set.
The metadata files have been provided in PDF format.
Datasheets completed in 2009 have not been entered into any digital format and have therefore been scanned and made available below as a single PDF document.
PORE_PHOCA_DE_Upper_2008 (135 KB Zip file containing a Microsoft Access Database)
Oyster Activity Worksheet (238 KB Zip file)
Oyster Activity Photolog Worksheet (25 KB Zip file)
Oyster Activity MapDetails Worksheet (78 KB Zip file)
Upper Drakes Estero Datasheets 2009 (2,171 KB PDF)
Upper Drakes Estero Datasheets 2010 (543 KB PDF)
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