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March 12, 2014
Summer 2014 Youth Employment at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is seeking applications for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps Program.

March 11, 2014
Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for March 12, 2014
The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay Area has issued a beach hazards statements for sneaker waves and rip currents for Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

March 11, 2014
BioBlitz 2014 at the Giacomini Wetlands
To better understand, appreciate, and protect our natural treasures, the National Park Service, National Geographic, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, and Presidio Trust are teaming up to host a 24-hour BioBlitz species count on Friday-Saturday, March 28-29, 2014.

March 03, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore Tourism Creates Nearly $98 Million in Economic Benefits in 2012
A new National Park Service report shows that the more than 2.4 million visitors in 2012 spent nearly $98 million in communities near the park. That spending supported more than 1,100 jobs in the local area.

February 25, 2014
Annual Closures at Point Reyes National Seashore for 2014 Harbor Seal Pupping Season
From March 1 through June 30, an annual closure of Drakes Estero is implemented to protect harbor seals during their pupping season.

February 10, 2014
AmeriCorps NCCC Members are Reaching for the Root of the Problem at Point Reyes National Seashore
On January 23, a team of nine young adults from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps began working with the Point Reyes National Seashore. The team will help remove invasive species such as cape-ivy, iceplant, fertile capeweed, European beach-grass, and Scotch broom.

January 23, 2014
High Surf Advisory for Point Reyes National Seashore on January 23 & 24, 2014
The National Weather Service report has issued a high surf advisory for the Northern and Central California coast which is in effect until at least 9 pm PST Friday, January 24.

January 20, 2014
Fisherman Swept into Ocean at Point Reyes National Seashore on January 20, 2014
At approximately 12:10 pm today, an individual fisherman was swept out to sea off of Point Reyes Beach North while fishing by himself.

January 11, 2014
Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore for January 12, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for large northwest swells that will approach the coast on Saturday evening.

December 17, 2013
Closure to Sea Lion Overlook Stairs for Repairs from January 6 through March 1, 2014
The wooden staircase at the Sea Lion Overlook will be closed for repairs from January 6 through March 1, 2014.

December 12, 2013
2014 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
The Winter Shuttle Bus System for the Point Reyes Headlands begins on Saturday, December 28, 2013.

December 09, 2013
Fourth Annual Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids)
Families with children ages 3-18 are invited to join birders at Point Reyes National Seashore for a half day event to learn some of the important basic elements of the National Audubon Society's Annual Christmas Bird Count.

November 27, 2013
Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore for November 28, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for large northwest swells that will approach the coast on Thursday.

November 04, 2013
National Parks in Marin County Issue Fire Danger Restrictions on November 4, 2013
National Park Service fire officials have declared that the fire danger rating will be Extreme today for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate NRA sites in Marin County.

October 30, 2013
Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Center Winter 2013–2014 Hours
Point Reyes National Seashore visitor centers will operate under winter hours beginning on Sunday, November 3, 2013.

October 28, 2013
Point Reyes National Seashore to Host National Recycling Collection on November 15, 2013
On November 15 at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore will host an electronic waste recycling collection, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day.

October 21, 2013
Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project: 5th Anniversary Celebration
Come join us for the Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project 5-Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Choose from a variety of activities exploring the restored wetlands in the morning, and/or learn more during the afternoon symposium.

October 21, 2013
Hazardous Surf Conditions at Point Reyes National Seashore for October 21 & 22, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for sneaker waves, strong rip currents, and large surf, which is in effect through Tuesday afternoon, from Sonoma County south to Monterey County.

October 17, 2013
Estero Prescribed Fire Planned for the Week of October 21, 2013
Final preparations for the Estero Prescribed Fire resumed today at Point Reyes National Seashore. This project, which was originally scheduled for early October, is now planned for next Wednesday, October 23 or Thursday, October 24.

October 17, 2013
Point Reyes National Seashore Reopens to Visitors
Point Reyes National Seashore is open to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. Point Reyes National Seashore has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

October 04, 2013
Second Consecutive Extreme Fire Alert Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore on October 4, 2013
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon, stated that again today is an extreme fire danger alert within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger.

October 03, 2013
Extreme Fire Alert Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore on October 3, 2013
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon, stated that today is an extreme fire danger alert within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger.

October 01, 2013
Government Shutdown Forces Closure of Point Reyes National Seashore
Because of the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service has closed all 401 national parks, including Point Reyes National Seashore.

September 30, 2013
Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore on October 1, 2013
The National Weather Service report for this morning has issued a high surf advisory which is in effect until 5 am PDT Tuesday, October 1.

September 25, 2013
GirlTrek Outing at Point Reyes National Seashore
On Saturday, August 31, a group of 22 women representing GirlTrek from the greater San Francisco Bay Area came to Point Reyes National Seashore with a goal in mind: to hike the Bear Valley Trail to Arch Rock and back, and to promote having a healthier lifestyle and committing to maintain that lifestyle.

September 24, 2013
Weekday Closures on Limantour Road during October 2013 at Point Reyes National Seashore
Limantour Road at Point Reyes National Seashore will be closed for repairs on weekdays from 8 am until 5 pm beginning on Monday, September 30, 2013. The closure will be in effect up to 30 days.

September 24, 2013
Estero Prescribed Fire to Control Scotch Broom – 20 Years of Treatment Continues in Early October 2013
Fire management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore plan to burn 141 acres on N Ranch near Drakes Estero in early October, continuing an invasive plant eradication effort that has been using fire in combination with other techniques since 1993.

September 23, 2013
Point Reyes National Seashore 4th Annual Naturalization Ceremony
20 candidates from 12 countries became new citizens during a ceremony at Point Reyes National Seashore on Friday, September 20, 2013.

September 10, 2013
Limantour Beach Selected for California Coastal Cleanup Day
On Saturday, September 21, Point Reyes National Seashore is hosting a beach cleanup at Limantour Beach for the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.

September 03, 2013
NPS-Glen & Wildcat Campgrounds Had Levels of Coliform Bacteria Above the Drinking Water Standard During June 2013
Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we did to correct the situation.

August 27, 2013
Proposed Fee Increases for Winter Shuttle
The National Park Service is seeking public input from August 27 to October 31, 2013, about proposed increases to the shuttle bus fee from $5.00 to $7.00 for a roundtrip from Drakes Beach to the Lighthouse, Chimney Rock then returning to Drakes Beach.

August 27, 2013
BayWood Artists Paint Point Reyes National Seashore
This Labor Day weekend the natural beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore will be painted by BayWood Artists, featuring some of the best known landscape artists in California.

July 30, 2013
National Park Service is Seeking Comments for an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Rehabilitation of Roads and Parking Areas
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to rehabilitate 22 miles of paved park roads and parking areas in Point Reyes National Seashore. The NPS will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential effects of alternatives for repairing and improving park roads and parking areas on the natural, cultural, and human environment. The NPS invites the public to submit written suggestions, comments, and concerns to help develop the scope of the EA. The scoping period closes August 30, 2013.

July 08, 2013
Historic Morse Code Radio Station KPH Returns to the Air for Night Nights XIV
The former Marconi and RCA Morse code radio station KPH will make a commemorative broadcast on Friday, July 12, 2013, the fourteenth anniversary of the last commercial Morse code transmission in North America.

July 01, 2013
33rd Annual Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo
Big Time, an annual traditional Native American trade festival, will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit.

June 20, 2013
Request for scoping comments regarding a proposed telecommunication facility on Point Reyes Hill in Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Park Service has begun a 45-day public scoping period intended to engage the public in the National Environmental Policy Act process which will evaluate the effects of the potential issuance of a right of way permit for the commercial telecommunications facility to Verizon Wireless.

June 06, 2013
Body Found Alongside Sir Francis Drake Highway
On June 6, 2013, at about 9:45 am, a body was discovered in Point Reyes National Seashore near Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in the area of the Platform Bridge Road.

May 24, 2013
Point Reyes Trails Festival: A Healthy Parks, Healthy People Bay Area Event
On Saturday, June 1, Point Reyes National Seashore Association, in partnership with Point Reyes National Seashore, will host the 2013 Trails Festival during National Trails Day, a free event from 10 am to 4 pm in the Bear Valley Picnic Area.

May 22, 2013
Special Memorial Day 2013 Commemorative at the Historic Coast Guard Cemetery and Lifesaving Station
Point Reyes National Seashore will be honoring the sacrifice of the men who served to protect America’s coast on Memorial Day. Following the ceremony, there will be an open house at the historic Point Reyes Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock.

April 08, 2013
Point Reyes National Seashore Hosts Earth Day 2013 Electronics Recycling Collection
On April 22, at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, from 10 am to 2 pm, Point Reyes National Seashore will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling collection, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling and other events across the country to celebrate Earth Day.

April 08, 2013
High Wind Advisory for Point Reyes National Seashore on Monday, April 8, 2013
This morning, the National Weather Service issued a high wind advisory, which is in effect until 8 pm this evening.

March 11, 2013
The Point Reyes Hostel achieved LEED Gold certification!
The facility at Point Reyes National Seashore, built to LEED standards, is the first Gold LEED certified hostel building in the United States. The National Park Service secured funding for the project through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) with additional funding from the California State Coastal Conservancy.

March 04, 2013
Summer 2013 Youth Employment at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is seeking applications for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps Program.

February 25, 2013
Annual Harbor Seal Closures for 2013 Announced for Point Reyes National Seashore
From March 1 through June 30, an annual closure of Drakes Estero is implemented to protect harbor seals during their pupping season.

January 18, 2013
Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory which is in effect from 10 am PST on Saturday, January 19 to 4 pm PST on Sunday, January 20. A beach hazards statement has also been issued.

January 04, 2013
Limantour Road Opened to Vehicles at Point Reyes National Seashore - January 4, 2013
Limantour Road at Point Reyes National Seashore will be reopened at 2 pm on Friday, January 4, 2013. The road has been stabilized and temporary measures will provide access until permanent repairs to the road can be carried out in the next few months.

December 31, 2012
Limantour Road Closed at Point Reyes National Seashore - December 31, 2012
Limantour Road at Point Reyes National Seashore has been closed due to the failure of a culvert beneath it. Limantour Road will remain closed until park engineers and road crew can assess the damage and begin repair work.

December 19, 2012
Enjoy the Holidays at Point Reyes National Seashore
The winter is full of wonder at Point Reyes National Seashore, with the chance to see elephant seals, gray whales, and a lot more. It is a great place to enjoy the holidays and the New Year.

December 10, 2012
2013 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
The Winter Shuttle Bus System for the Point Reyes Headlands begins on Saturday, December 29, 2012.

November 28, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Center Winter Hours
Point Reyes National Seashore visitor centers will operate under winter hours beginning on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

November 05, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore Hosts Electronic Waste Recycling Collection
On November 15 at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore will host an electronic waste recycling collection, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day.

October 17, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore Recruiting for Winter Wildlife Docent Volunteers for 2013
With elephant seals returning to Point Reyes National Seashore and gray whales migrating by, volunteer docents are needed to protect the seals and educate the public.

September 19, 2012
More Prescribed Burns Planned for the Next Few Weeks in Olema Valley
Fire Management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore are planning up to three days of controlled burning over the next several weeks along Highway One in the Olema Valley.

September 12, 2012
NPS to Conduct a Prescribed Fire to Control Invasive French Broom near Bolinas during the Week of September 17, 2012
Golden Gate National Recreation Area plans to conduct the 7-acre Lagoon Prescribed Fire during the week of September 17, 2012, near the intersection of Bolinas-Fairfax Rd and Highway One, across from Bolinas Lagoon.

September 11, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore to Host 3rd Annual Naturalization Ceremony
50 candidates, in commemoration of Point Reyes' 50th Anniversary, from 20 countries will become new citizens during a ceremony at Point Reyes National Seashore on Monday, September 17, 2012.

September 11, 2012
Critical Culvert Repair will Close Bear Valley Trail for up to Three Weeks Starting September 17, 2012
The Bear Valley Trail will be closed to visitors starting Monday, September 17 for up to three weeks, including weekends, for the replacement of a culvert as well as restoration of a small section of highly eroded creek bank.

September 11, 2012
Beach Cleanup at Point Reyes National Seashore this Saturday, September 15, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore, in conjunction with the California Coastal Commission' California Coastal Cleanup Day, will be sponsoring a beach cleanup at Drakes Beach on Saturday, September 15, 2012.

August 30, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore and Ranchers Embark on Suite of Rangeland Water Quality Improvement Projects
The National Park Service, in cooperation with park ranchers, will be constructing numerous grant-funded rangeland water quality improvement projects on seven ranches within Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

August 20, 2012
31st Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 2, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 31st annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

August 09, 2012
Extreme Fire Alert Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore on August 9, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon has issued an extreme fire danger alert within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger for Thursday, August 9, 2012.

August 07, 2012
Point Reyes 50th Anniversary Photo Contest
To commemorate our 50th anniversary, Point Reyes National Seashore is sponsoring a photo contest.

August 03, 2012
Fire Danger - Know Before You Go
Check out tips for visitors planning to go to Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area during fire season between June and November.

July 03, 2012
32nd Annual Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo
Big Time, an annual traditional Native American trade festival, will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit.

June 25, 2012
Rare Whale Washes up Dead at Point Reyes National Seashore
On Thursday, June 21, NOAA's National Marine Mammal Stranding Network responded to a reported dead whale that washed ashore at Point Reyes National Seashore. Scientists concluded that the whale had been killed by ship strike.

June 11, 2012
Extreme Fire Danger Today (Monday, June 11, 2012) Affects National Parks in Marin
Weather conditions have prompted National Park Service officials to declare extreme fire danger for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area sites in Marin County for today, Monday, June 11, 2012.

June 05, 2012
Point Reyes Celebrates World Oceans Day, June 8, 2012
Join park staff, in cooperation with the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries, as we celebrate World Oceans Day. Activities are scheduled throughout the day.

May 31, 2012
Coast Trail Closed and Impassable Due to Hazardous Conditions
As of Friday, June 1, 2012, the Coast Trail will be closed from the Point Reyes Hostel to Coast campground to all public access until further notice.

May 30, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore Offers Training to Become Tule Elk Docent Volunteers for 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for the summer of 2012.

May 30, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore Offers Training to Become Snowy Plover Docent Volunteers for 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for the Snowy Plover Docent Program for the summer of 2012.

May 21, 2012
Special Memorial Day 2012 Commemorative at the Historic Coast Guard Cemetery and Lifesaving Station
Point Reyes National Seashore will be honoring the sacrifice of the men who served to protect America’s coast on Memorial Day. Following the ceremony, there will be an open house at the Point Reyes Lifesaving Service Boathouse Station.

May 15, 2012
Experience a Solar Eclipse in Your National Parks
The first solar eclipse viewable in the U.S. in the last 18 years will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Visitors are invited to witness this event from their National Parks.

April 27, 2012
Help Point Reyes Celebrate our 50th Anniversary and View the YouTube Point Reyes Video
For National Park Week this year, the National Park Service is featuring park videos to encourage people to "picture themselves at national parks."

April 10, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore to Host Volunteer, Earth Day, and National Park Week Activities in April 2012
As Point Reyes National Seashore commemorates our 50th Anniversary this year, Earth Day celebrations will take place along with several volunteer opportunities.

March 13, 2012
Summer 2012 Youth Employment at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is seeking applications for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps Program.

March 07, 2012
California Art Club Celebrates 50 Years of Point Reyes National Seashore
Please join us for an artists' reception on March 10, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Red Barn Classroom.

March 01, 2012
More than 52,000 comment letters on the future of Drakes Estero posted to Point Reyes National Seashore website
Letters were submitted from every state, all of the United States commonwealths and territories, as well as 40 countries.

February 29, 2012
Temporary Trail Closure during Fire Road Maintenance Project
The fire road section of Inverness Ridge Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore will be temporarily closed from Monday March 5 through Friday March 9 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

February 28, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore Creates Money and Jobs for Local Economy
A new report shows that the over 2 million visitors in 2010 spent nearly $85 million in Point Reyes National Seashore and in communities near the park.

February 24, 2012
2012 Harbor Seal Pupping Season at Point Reyes National Seashore
From March 1 through June 30, an annual closure of Drakes Estero is implemented to protect harbor seals during their pupping season.

February 13, 2012
Improvements to Park Camping Reservation System on the Way
Beginning on February 22, 2012, visitors will be able to make online reservations for backcountry and boat-in campsites in the Seashore.

February 13, 2012
New LEED Certified Building Open for Business at Point Reyes Hostel
On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM, staff from Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate Council of Hostelling International USA will celebrate the grand opening of a newly constructed, environmentally sensitive facility at the Point Reyes Hostel near Limantour Beach.

February 13, 2012
Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore on Monday, February 13, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory which is in effect from 3 p.m. this afternoon to 3 a.m. PST Tuesday, February 14.

January 13, 2012
Second Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) at Point Reyes National Seashore
The second Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count for Kids took place on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Point Reyes National Seashore. Organized by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, in partnership with the National Park Service, Sonoma Birding, and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the event brought together over 100 children and parents who counted 977 birds and 71 species.

January 13, 2012
Entangled Elephant Seal Freed after Two Years
Staffs from Point Reyes National Seashore and The Marine Mammal Center recently removed a thick white packing strap that was wrapped tightly around the neck of a northern elephant seal.

December 01, 2011
2012 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
The Winter Shuttle Bus System for the Point Reyes Headlands begins on Saturday, December 31, 2011.

November 17, 2011
Deadline for Public Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Extended to December 9, 2011
The National Park Service is extending the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit to December 9, 2011.

October 31, 2011
More Red Flag Conditions and Extreme Fire Danger - Tuesday November 1, 2011
Another red flag warning, following the one last week, has been issued by the National Weather Service for the North Bay hills and the East Bay hills. This warning will be in effect from Tuesday morning 6:00 a.m. until Wednesday 6:00 a.m., November 1 and 2.

October 25, 2011
Red Flag Conditions, Extreme Fire Danger at National Parks in Marin for October 26, 2011
A red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service for the North Bay Hills and the East Bay Hills this afternoon has prompted National Park Service officials to declare extreme fire danger for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate NRA sites in Marin County for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

October 19, 2011
Point Reyes National Seashore Recruiting for Winter Wildlife Docent Volunteers for the Winter of 2012
With elephant seals returning to Point Reyes National Seashore and gray whales migrating by, volunteer docents are needed to protect the seals and educate the public.

October 17, 2011
Point Reyes National Seashore Offers Media Opportunity on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit
A media opportunity will be held regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit prior to the public meeting at Fort Mason Center.

October 12, 2011
Point Reyes National Seashore to Host Open House Meetings on Commercial Shellfish Operations in Drakes Estero on October 18, 19, and 20, 2011
The National Park Service will host three open house meetings on October 18, 19, and 20 to provide information and gather public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit at Point Reyes National Seashore.

October 06, 2011
National Park Service and California State Parks Sign Agreements to Keep State Parks Within National Park Boundaries in Marin County Open
Tomales Bay and Samuel P. Taylor State Parks, on the list of state parks to be closed in 2012, will be kept open, though on reduced schedules, through agreements signed this week by the National Park Service and California State Parks.

October 05, 2011
Olema Valley Prescribed Burns Planned for Weeks of October 9 and 16, 2011
Fire Management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore are planning two days of controlled burning along Highway One in the Olema Valley during the next two weeks.

September 30, 2011
Small Research Burns to Help Restore Endangered Plant on D-Ranch
A series of small research burns will be conducted on D-Ranch in Point Reyes National Seashore as part of a collaborative project with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore the endangered Showy Indian Clover to coastal grasslands.

September 23, 2011
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on Commercial Shellfish Operations in Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Park Service made available today a Draft Environmental Impact Statement evaluating the potential issuance of a Special Use Permit for a commercial shellfish operation in Drakes Estero in Point Reyes National Seashore.

September 22, 2011
Point Reyes National Seashore Headquarters Earns EPA's ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency
The Administration Headquarters building at Point Reyes National Seashore has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

September 13, 2011
Point Reyes National Seashore to Host Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, September 16, 2011
Nineteen candidates from seventeen countries will become new citizens during a ceremony at Point Reyes National Seashore on Friday, September 16, 2011.

September 02, 2011
Possible Hazardous Beach Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore Over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend
The National Weather Service report for this weekend states that a long period of southerly swells resulting in hazardous conditions on many southerly facing beaches are expected to persist over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

July 01, 2011
Fire Safe Fourth of July 2011 at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore joins many other parks in the San Francisco Bay Area in enforcing a ban on all fireworks.

July 01, 2011
31st Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Big Time, an annual traditional Native American trade festival, will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit.

June 30, 2011
Extended Hours of Service at Point Reyes National Seashore for Summer 2011
Beginning Friday, July 1, and running through the Labor Day Weekend, extended summer hours and services will be added to assist visitors' enjoyment of Point Reyes.

June 03, 2011
Point Reyes National Seashore Recruiting for Tule Elk Docent Volunteers for the Summer of 2011
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for the summer of 2011.

March 24, 2011
Hazardous Weather for Point Reyes National Seashore on March 24, 2011
The National Weather Service report for this morning states, a potent weather system will spread rain, wind, and the possibility of thunderstorms over the area today.

March 22, 2011
Summer 2011 Youth Employment at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is seeking applications for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps Program.

January 31, 2011
Public Comments and Summary Report Now Available for the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Environmental Impact Statement
No abstract supplied.

January 26, 2011
Removal of Scotch Broom from Point Reyes National Seashore Gears Up
No abstract supplied.

December 15, 2010
Major Winter Storm Advisory for the Weekend of December 17, 2010
Park visitors should be advised that the combination of heavy rainfall and strong winds may cause falling of trees along roads and trails within the Point Reyes National Seashore which could lead to temporary closures.

December 10, 2010
Park Establishes Public Document Reading Room, an Online Portal to Share Park Records
Point Reyes National Seashore is embarking on an innovative effort to make park documents and data available to the public as part of our continued efforts to improve public understanding of research and management activities.

December 01, 2010
2011 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
The Winter Shuttle Bus System for the Point Reyes Headlands begins on Saturday, January 1, 2011.

November 22, 2010
Deadline for Initial Public Comment on the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit EIS Extended to November 26, 2010
A power outage in the Fort Collins, CO, offices of the NPS Natural Resource Program Center on Saturday, November 20 shut down servers for the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment web site for approximately 18 hours. As a result, people were unable to access the site and provide comments during that time on all NPS projects open for public comment, including the Point Reyes National Seashore Drakes Bay Estero Oyster Company Special Use Permit EIS.

October 27, 2010
Proposed Fee Increases and Reservation System Changes
Superintendent Cicely Muldoon announced the public review period for proposed changes to the camping fee structure and reservation system at Point Reyes National Seashore.

October 22, 2010
November 22, 2010 is the Deadline for Initial Public Comment on the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit EIS
No abstract supplied.

October 15, 2010
Estero Prescribed Fire to Control Scotch Broom -- Week of October 18, 2010
Fire management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore plan to burn 20 acres on N Ranch near Drakes Estero the week of October 18, 2010.

October 14, 2010
Extreme Fire Danger Continues through October 14, 2010, with No Red Flag Warning in Effect
The fire danger rating for the national parks in Marin County continues to be EXTREME today (Thursday, October 14), even though the National Weather Service has lifted the Red Flag Warning for the San Francisco Bay Area.

October 12, 2010
Red Flag Fire Alert Issued for October 12, 2010, for San Francisco Bay Area National Parks
National Park Service Fire Management Officer Roger Wong has recommended a fire alert for several parks in the San Francisco Bay Area in response to a red flag warning which was issued by the National Weather Service.

October 12, 2010
Extreme Fire Danger Continues through October 13, 2010, for S. F. Bay Area National Parks
The fire danger rating for the San Francisco Bay Area National Parks will continue to be "Extreme" on Wednesday, October 13.

October 05, 2010
Point Reyes National Seashore Announces Public Scoping Meetings for Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Environmental Impact Statement
The National Park Service will be hosting three public meetings during the initial scoping phase of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Environmental Impact Statement.

October 01, 2010
Point Reyes National Seashore to Host Naturalization Ceremony
16 candidates from 13 countries will become new citizens during a ceremony at Point Reyes National Seashore on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

September 22, 2010
National Park Service to Initiate Public Process to Evaluate a 10-year Permit for Commercial Oyster Operations within Drakes Estero
The National Park Service announced that it will develop an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate potential issuance of a Special Use Permit for commercial oyster operations within Drakes Estero.

September 21, 2010
Highway One Prescribed Burns Planned for Olema Valley the Week of September 27, 2010
Fire Management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore are planning two days of controlled burning during the week of September 27, 2010, along Highway One in the Olema Valley.

August 23, 2010
29th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 5, 2010
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 29th annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

June 29, 2010
Red Abalone Seizure at Point Reyes National Seashore
Over this past weekend, National Park Rangers from Point Reyes National Seashore seized seventeen red abalone from six individuals along Tomales Point.

June 25, 2010
30th Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Big Time, an annual traditional Native American trade festival, will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit.

June 10, 2010
Point Reyes National Seashore Recruiting for Tule Elk Docent Volunteers for the Summer of 2010
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for the summer of 2010.

May 26, 2010
Memorial Day 2010 Ceremony at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore will be honoring the sacrifice of the men who served to protect America's coast on Memorial Day. Following the ceremony, there will be an open house at the Point Reyes Lifesaving Service Boathouse Station.

May 05, 2010
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Snowy Plover Docent Program for 2010
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for the Snowy Plover Docent Program for the summer of 2010.

April 23, 2010
Point Reyes Superintendent Named: Seasoned Professional to Lead National Seashore
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis today announced Cicely Muldoon as the new superintendent of Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California.

April 06, 2010
Volunteers Track Non-Native Plants in National Parks
Dedicated volunteer Weed Watchers help National Parks steer clear of invasive plant species.

March 01, 2010
Point Reyes National Seashore Recruiting for Visitor Service Volunteers for the Summer of 2010
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently recruiting and accepting applications for Visitor Service Volunteers for the summer of 2010.

February 22, 2010
2010 Harbor Seal Pupping Season at Point Reyes National Seashore
From March 1 through June 30, an annual closure of Drakes Estero is implemented to protect the harbor seals during their pupping season. 

February 18, 2010
New Federal Firearms Law Takes Effect Monday
A change in federal law effective February 22, allows people who can legally possess firearms under federal, California, and local law to possess those firearms in Point Reyes National Seashore.

February 08, 2010
Point Reyes National Seashore Continues Going Solar
A photovoltaic system that will produce approximately 16,000 kilowatt hours annually was placed in service at Point Reyes National Seashore last week.

December 04, 2009
Point Reyes National Seashore to Conduct Pilot Project to Restore Native Dune Habitat
No abstract supplied.

December 04, 2009
Point Reyes National Seashore Initiates Public Access Improvements for the Giacomini Wetland Restoration
No abstract supplied.

November 30, 2009
2010 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
The Winter Shuttle Bus System for the Point Reyes Headlands begins on Saturday, December 26, 2009.

November 17, 2009
Point Reyes National Seashore will Support Some State Park Operations in Order to Protect National Resources
Point Reyes National Seashore will provide enhanced law enforcement, support maintenance operations and provide natural resources protection within Tomales Bay and Samuel P. Taylor State Parks.

October 15, 2009
Restore It and They Will Come: Celebrate an Environmental Success Story at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

October 13, 2009
Prescribed Burns Planned along Limantour Road and Highway 1 for the Weeks of October 19 & 26 and November 2
Fire Management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore plan to burn 45 acres along Limantour Road and 130 acres along Highway One during 4 separate days over the next three weeks.

September 30, 2009
Replacement of Protective Fencing at Historic Point Reyes Lighthouse
No abstract supplied.

September 30, 2009
Red Flag Fire Alert Issued for September 30, 2009, for San Francisco Bay Area National Parks
No abstract supplied.

September 21, 2009
Red Flag Fire Alert Issued for September 21, 2009, for Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher stated that today is a Red Flag Fire Alert day within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger.

September 18, 2009
Park Rangers and Drug Enforcement Officers Remove Additional Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Site at Point Reyes National Seashore on September 17, 2009
This week, NPS Rangers and agents from the DEA, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, and California Fish and Game entered a marijuana grow site and confiscated over 200 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $900,000.

September 14, 2009
Point Reyes National Seashore Initiates Limantour and Glenbrook Restoration Project within the Phillip Burton Wilderness
This week the National Park Service will initiate the Glenbrook Restoration and Dam Removal Project within the Estero de Limantour and Glenbrook drainage.

September 10, 2009
The National Parks: America's Best Idea Film Screening at Dominican University of California on September 17, 2009
No abstract supplied.

September 09, 2009
Local volunteers sought to pitch in at Point Reyes National Seashore on National Park Service Volunteer Day & National Public Lands Day, Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27, 2009
No abstract supplied.

August 24, 2009
28th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 6, 2009
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 28th annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

August 21, 2009
Marine Protected Areas Created in California's North Central Coast
Earlier this month, California's Fish and Game Commission approved a sweeping plan to protect ocean habitats in 24 marine protected areas in state and federal waters, including some within and adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore.

August 03, 2009
Amateur Radio Activation at the Point Reyes Lighthouse
Visitors to the Point Reyes Lighthouse are invited to view a temporary radio station from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 7, & Saturday, August 8, 2009.

July 01, 2009
Point Reyes National Seashore Joins United We Serve Initiative
No abstract supplied.

July 01, 2009
29th Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Big Time, an annual traditional Native American trade festival, will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit.

June 26, 2009
Local Youth Find Summer Jobs in Bay Area Parks
No abstract supplied.

June 18, 2009
Park Rangers and Drug Enforcement Officers Remove Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Sites at Point Reyes National Seashore on June 17, 2009
No abstract supplied.

May 18, 2009
Memorial Day 2009 Ceremony at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore will be honoring the sacrifice of the men who served to protect America’s coast on Memorial Day. Following the ceremony, there will be an open house at the Point Reyes Lifesaving Service Boathouse Station.

May 13, 2009
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for 2009
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for the summer of 2009.

May 11, 2009
Historic "J" Ranch Operated by the Kehoe Family, Receives North Bay Dairy of the Year Honors
The Sonoma County Fair will be presenting the Kehoe brothers, Tim, Tom, Mike and their families with the "Outstanding Dairy of the Year" award later this summer.

May 07, 2009
Secretary Salazar Presents Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Partners with Partners in Conservation Award
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today presented a Partners in Conservation Award to the Giacomini Wetlands Restoration partners for their work in the Tomales Bay and along the central California coast.

May 05, 2009
Park Service to Use National Academy of Sciences Report to Improve Management of Drakes Estero
A National Academy of Sciences report released today identified several errors, but affirmed the majority of the report’s conclusions.

April 15, 2009
Arrest Made at Point Reyes National Seashore
A Petaluma man is facing burglary and weapons charges after National Park Rangers arrested him in the Point Reyes National Seashore and found a homemade cannon in his truck.

April 14, 2009
2009 National Park Week and National Volunteer Week at Point Reyes National Seashore
For 2009, National Park Week lasts from Saturday, April 18 through Sunday, April 26. Additionally, National Volunteer Week will be commemorated from April 19 through 25.

March 09, 2009
Noted Speaker to Discuss Effect of Climate Change on Tomales Bay As Part of 2009 Giacomini Wetland Seminar Series
On Saturday, March 21, noted UC Davis professor Ann Russell, Associate Professor of Geology, will discuss the potential effect of climate variability and long term-change on Tomales Bay and the rest of the northern California coast.

March 04, 2009
Summer 2009 Youth Employment at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is seeking applications for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps Program.

March 04, 2009
Lightning Strike Starts Fire at Point Reyes National Seashore on March 3, 2009
Late in the day on Tuesday, March 3, lightning strikes knocked down and ignited two Douglas fir trees overlooking Bear Valley Trail near Divide Meadow, an area popular among hikers and park visitors.

February 27, 2009
2009 Harbor Seal Pupping Season at Point Reyes National Seashore
From March 1 through June 30, an annual closure of Drakes Estero is implemented to protect the harbor seals during their pupping season.

February 02, 2009
Limantour Beach Entrance Improvements Completed
This week Point Reyes National Seashore completed site improvements at the Limantour Beach area of the park. Site improvements where performed to enhance the access and visitor restroom area.

January 22, 2009
Greenpicker Trail Receives Major Rehabilitation - Remains Closed until Late Spring
A section of the Greenpicker Trail received major treatment due to severe erosion from poor road alignment design. This trail will be closed to the public until late spring.

December 08, 2008
2009 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
The Winter Shuttle Bus System for the Point Reyes Headlands begins on Saturday, December 27, 2008.

November 26, 2008
Return of Elephant Seals to Point Reyes National Seashore Prompts Temporary Beach Closure for Winter 2008-2009
No abstract supplied.

November 19, 2008
Abbotts Lagoon Trail Repairs Completed
The Abbotts Lagoon Trail Enhancement Project was completed this month and provides enhanced access to the Abbotts Lagoon and North Beach areas of Point Reyes National Seashore.

October 15, 2008
Giacomini Wetlands Reopened to the Tides
On October 26, the Giacomini Wetlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area will fill with the high tide for the first time in over 60 years, marking an important milestone in recovering the health of the Tomales Bay watershed.

October 14, 2008
Point Reyes National Seashore Home to New Species of Lichen
A team of scientists collecting lichens at Point Reyes National Seashore in July discovered a species that was unknown to science until now.

October 09, 2008
Red Flag Warning for October 9 through October 11, 2008 Includes All National Parks in the San Francisco Bay Area
A Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service will be in effect for both the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay Areas beginning at 6:00 pm this evening (Thursday) and continuing until 6:00 pm Saturday, October 11.

October 07, 2008
More Controlled Burning Planned in Olema Valley for the Weeks of October 13 and October 20, 2008
Fire Management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore may conduct 2 additional small burns along Highway One sometime during the week of October 13 or the week of October 20 if weather conditions allow.

September 29, 2008
Point Reyes National Seashore Lighthouse Road Repairs for October 2008
Road repairs to the lighthouse entrance road will take place starting on Tuesday, October 7 and go through Thursday, October 23.

September 22, 2008
Prescribed Burns Planned along Limantour Road and Highway 1 for week of September 22, 2008
Fire Management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore plan to burn 25 acres along Limantour Road on Wednesday, September 24, and 115 acres along Highway One on September 26.

September 10, 2008
Giacomini Restoration Update for the Week of September 8 - 12, 2008
Restoration of the Giacomini Wetlands continues. Find out about the latest activity and what's to come.

September 03, 2008
Extreme Fire Danger Continues at National Parks in Marin for September 3, 2008
Fire danger at Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area lands in Marin County is rated as "Extreme" again today, Wednesday, September 3.

September 03, 2008
More Extreme Fire Danger Thursday, September 4, 2008, for Marin's National Parks
Based on this afternoon’s weather and vegetation conditions, fire danger at Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area lands in Marin County will be rated as "Extreme" again tomorrow, Thursday, September 4. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has also declared tomorrow a "Spare the Air Day" due to a forecast of hot temperatures and light winds which will combine to produce poor air quality with potentially unhealthy ground-level ozone pollution.

September 02, 2008
Fire Danger Reaches Extreme Again for September 2, 2008, at National Parks in Marin
Fire danger at Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area lands in Marin County is rated as "Extreme" today, Tuesday, September 2.

September 02, 2008
Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project Receives $420,000 Grant
No abstract supplied.

August 29, 2008
Extreme Fire Danger Continues for Friday, August 29, 2008 at Point Reyes National Seashore
Fire danger at Point Reyes National Seashore is rated as "Extreme" again today, Friday, August 29.

August 27, 2008
Extreme Fire Danger on Thursday, August 28, 2008 for Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

August 18, 2008
27th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, August 31, 2008
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 27th annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

August 18, 2008
National Park Service and Point Reyes Field Seminars to offer a Series of Free Giacomini Restoration Field Seminars
No abstract supplied.

July 31, 2008
Coastal Watershed Restoration Project Final Phase Starts Next Week
No abstract supplied.

July 29, 2008
Bolinas, Nicasio, and Inverness Fire Departments Receive $34,000 in Rural Fire Assistance Grants from National Park Service
Three fire departments in West Marin which have mutual aid agreements with the National Park Service have been awarded $34,000 in grants through the Rural Fire Assistance Program (RFA).

July 11, 2008
Giacomini Wetlands Phase II to Begin Next Week
No abstract supplied.

July 01, 2008
28th Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Big Time, an annual traditional Native American trade festival, will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit.

June 23, 2008
Free Shuttle to Limantour Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

May 29, 2008
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for 2008
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for the summer of 2008.

May 15, 2008
Special Memorial Day 2008 Commemorative at the Historic Point Reyes National Seashore Coast Guard Cemetery
No abstract supplied.

May 05, 2008
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Snowy Plover Docent Program for 2008
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for the Snowy Plover Docent Program for the summer of 2008.

April 28, 2008
Fire Safe Landscaping Workshop at Dance Palace May 12, 2008
The public is invited to attend a free workshop on Fire Safe Landscaping, which will take place at the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station on Monday May 12, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

April 24, 2008
Interior Department Funds Centennial Projects at Golden Gate and Point Reyes National Park Areas
No abstract supplied.

April 23, 2008
National Park Service Signs Special Use Permit with Drakes Bay Oyster Company
The special use permit allows a commercial oyster and clam operation within Drakes Estero, part of Point Reyes National Seashore, through 2012.

April 16, 2008
Point Reyes National Seashore is now a Climate Friendly Park
No abstract supplied.

April 09, 2008
National Park Service Grants Assist Communities with Wildfire Protection for 2008
The National Park Service has approved funding for two projects in Marin County that support the efforts of homeowners and local fire departments to improve fire safety in the wildland-urban interface.

March 31, 2008
Ocean Lecture Series at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

March 25, 2008
National Park Service Selects Stewart's Horse Camp for Concession Contract
The Stewart's Horse Camp has been selected to remain the concession operator for the horse campground at Point Reyes National Seashore.

March 13, 2008
Special 2008 Memorial Day Commemorative at the Historic Coast Guard Cemetery
No abstract supplied.

March 13, 2008
Snowy Plover Critical Habitat Protection Measures at Point Reyes National Seashore for 2008
Snowy plover nesting season is from March 1 to September 30. The portion of the Great Beach from 500 feet south of Kehoe Beach to ¼ mile north of North Beach parking lot has been closed to dogs.

March 10, 2008
Sudden Oak Death Study Completed
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley just completed a two year study of Sudden Oak Death at Point Reyes National Seashore.

February 29, 2008
2008 Harbor Seal Pupping Season at Point Reyes National Seashore
From March 1 through June 30, an annual closure of Drakes Estero is implemented to protect harbor seals during their pupping season.

January 16, 2008
Return of Elephant Seals to Point Reyes National Seashore Prompts Temporary Beach Closure for Winter 2008
No abstract supplied.

January 16, 2008
New Species of Fungus Discovered at Point Reyes National Seashore
Three new species to science were discovered on December 27, 2007 as more than 100 citizen scientists participated in the fourth Fungal Foray at Point Reyes National Seashore.

January 15, 2008
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Harbor Seal Monitoring Program for 2008
Help protect the natural resources of Point Reyes National Seashore and one of the most significant breeding populations of harbor seals in California by being involved in a long-term monitoring program.

January 02, 2008
Major Winter Storm Advisory - January 2, 2008
No abstract supplied.

December 06, 2007
2008 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
The Winter Shuttle Bus System for the Point Reyes Headlands begins on Saturday, December 29, 2007.

December 04, 2007
Drakes Beach Café Temporarily Closed for Repairs November 30 through December 27, 2007
The café will reopen on Friday, December 28 and hours of operation for the winter season will be Friday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Monday, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

December 04, 2007
"Holiday in the National Parks" Celebrated at the White House
Point Reyes National Seashore Ornament Displayed on the Official White House Christmas Tree

November 11, 2007
Cosco Busan Oil Spill Reaches Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

October 31, 2007
Giacomini Wetland Restoration Planting Opportunity
Local residents and visitors are invited to be part of the restoration process by planting newly restored wetlands this fall. Come and help with planting on community planting days scheduled for Fridays from November 9 through December 14.

October 29, 2007
Join Other Wildlife and Outdoor Enthusiasts in the 2008 Winter Wildlife Docent Program!
With elephant seals returning to Point Reyes National Seashore and gray whales migrating by, volunteer docents are needed to protect the seals and educate the public.

October 10, 2007
Limantour Prescribed Burn Planned at Seashore for October 17, 2007
Fire Management staff plan to burn 25 acres along Limantour Road next week if weather conditions allow. Burning will be scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, but may be delayed a day or more if conditions are not appropriate.

October 09, 2007
"Broken Wings: Portraits of Non-releasable Raptors" Photography Exhibit and Artist Lecture
No abstract supplied.

October 02, 2007
Parks to Show New Fire Safety Film During Fire Prevention Week 2007
No abstract supplied.

September 17, 2007
Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project Phase I (2007)
No abstract supplied.

September 17, 2007
Park Rangers and Marin County Sheriffs Office Remove Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Site on September 17, 2007
No abstract supplied.

September 13, 2007
Bear Valley Visitor Center Entrance Road Repairs
Road repairs to the entrance road to the Bear Valley Visitor Center will take place starting next Monday, September 17 and going through Thursday, September 20.

August 31, 2007
Prospectus Announcement for a Horse Camp Within Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Park Service announces the issuance of a concession contract prospectus for operation of a horse camp within Point Reyes National Seashore. The response date for the prospectus closes on October 16, 2007.

August 16, 2007
26th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 2, 2007
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 26th annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

August 16, 2007
Repairs to Cross Marin Trail Update
The Cross Marin Trail will be closed on Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21, 2007, as Point Reyes National Seashore resurfaces it with a slurry seal.

August 14, 2007
Point Reyes National Seashore Temporary Road Closures due to Watershed Restoration Projects
Mt. Vision Road will be closed between August 20, 2007 and October 15, 2007. The Estero Trailhead and access road will be closed between August 27, 2007 and October 15, 2007.

August 06, 2007
Repairs to Cross Marin Trail
Point Reyes National Seashore will be resurfacing the Cross Marin Trail with a slurry seal on Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16, 2007. The trail will remain closed during that time.

July 05, 2007
Repairs Underway of Home Ranch Historic Buildings
Rehabilitation work has begun on several historic structures at the Drakes Bay Hereford Ranch, on Drakes Estero in Point Reyes National Seashore. Known historically as the Home Ranch, it is the most significant ranch in the park.

June 26, 2007
27th Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Big Time, an annual traditional Native American trade festival, will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit.

June 26, 2007
Drowning Victim Recovered at Point Reyes National Seashore
On Saturday, June 16, 2007, Vincent Au, 28, of Sunnyvale CA, was swimming with friends in Bass Lake when he disappeared. Despite significant search efforts, Au’s body was not recovered until Friday, June 22, when it resurfaced and was recovered.

June 15, 2007
Release of Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for Point Reyes National Seashore/Golden Gate National Recreation Area
The National Park Service (NPS) announced today the release of the Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (FEIS/EIR).

June 12, 2007
Mimi Koehl Lecture and Book Signing at Point Reyes National Seashore
Come to the Bear Valley Visitor Center on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 12:30 PM to listen to author Mimi Koehl talk about her new book Wave-Swept Shore, The Rigors of Life on a Rocky Coast.

June 01, 2007
Water Quality Improvement Projects at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

May 22, 2007
Special 2007 Memorial Day Commemorative at the Historic Coast Guard Cemetery
No abstract supplied.

May 10, 2007
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for 2007
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for the summer of 2007.

May 02, 2007
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Snowy Plover Docent Program for 2007
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for the Snowy Plover Docent Program for the summer of 2007. 

April 24, 2007
Point Reyes Fire Management Project Tours Offered in Conjunction with Wildfire Awareness Events in May
Wildfire Awareness programs at Point Reyes National Seashore will take place on May 5 and May 19, from 10:00 am to 12:00. Each will begin with a 30 minute presentation at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, followed by a short field trip.

April 22, 2007
Special Memorial Day 2007 Commemorative at the Historic Coast Guard Cemetery
No abstract supplied.

April 13, 2007
Point Reyes National Seashore Receives $2.44 million in Funding to Restore Drakes Estero Watershed
The Point Reyes National Seashore has received $2.44 million in federal funding to conduct the Drakes Estero Coastal Watershed Restoration Project.

March 07, 2007
Summer 2007 Youth Employment at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is seeking applications for this summer’s Youth Conservation Corps Program.

March 06, 2007
2007 Harbor Seal Pupping Season at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

February 09, 2007
Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project Receives $1.0 million Grant
Point Reyes National Seashore, the Coastal Conservancy, and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association announced today that the Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project received a $1.0 million grant from the National Coastal Wetlands Program.

January 05, 2007
Return of Elephant Seals to Point Reyes National Seashore Prompts Temporary Beach Closure for Winter 2007
No abstract supplied.

January 03, 2007
Pine Pitch Canker Confirmed in Bishop Pine Forests
Pine pitch canker, a non-native plant pathogen, has recently been confirmed in bishop pine forests at Point Reyes National Seashore.

December 14, 2006
Release of Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for Point Reyes National Seashore/Golden Gate National Recreation Area
No abstract supplied.

December 11, 2006
Point Reyes National Seashore to Remove Debris From Marijuana Grow Sites
No abstract supplied.

December 08, 2006
Release of Record of Decision on the Non-Native Deer Management Plan for Point Reyes National Seashore
The Record of Decision for the Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) Non-Native Deer Management Plan: Protecting the Seashore’s Native Ecosystems, Final Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2006.

December 05, 2006
2007 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
The Winter Shuttle Bus System for the Point Reyes Headlands begins on Saturday, December 30, 2006.

November 25, 2006
Join Other Wildlife and Outdoor Enthusiasts in the 2007 Elephant Seal Docent Program!
With elephant seals returning to Point Reyes National Seashore, volunteer docents are needed to protect the seals and educate the public.

October 26, 2006
Update on Bear Valley Trail Closure: Extended to November 3rd
A small section of the Bear Valley Trail (between Mt. Wittenberg and Trail and Meadow Trail) will be closed to visitors from Monday, Oct. 23 – Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, including Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29, for the replacement of a culvert.

October 23, 2006
Point Reyes Prescribed Fire Along Limantour Fuel Break
No abstract supplied.

October 23, 2006
Critical Culvert Repair will Close Bear Valley Trail for One Week
A small section of the Bear Valley Trail between the Mt. Wittenberg trail and the Meadow Trail will be closed to visitors from Monday, October 23 – Friday, October 27, 2006 for the replacement of a culvert.

September 12, 2006
Park Rangers and Marin County Sheriffs Office Remove Another Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Site at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

September 01, 2006
Point Reyes Participates in Sudden Oak Death Resistance Research
In collaboration with the US Forest Service, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District, Point Reyes National Seashore will be investigating the ability of tankoaks to resist Sudden Oak Death.

August 29, 2006
Park Rangers and Drug Enforcement Officers Remove Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Site at Point Reyes National Seashore - August 29, 2006
No abstract supplied.

August 21, 2006
Release of Final Non-Native Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Park Service announced today the release of the Point Reyes National Seashore Non-Native Deer Management Plan: Protecting the Seashore’s Native Ecosystems, Final Environmental Impact Statement.

August 14, 2006
25th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 3, 2006
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 25th annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

July 26, 2006
Book Signing at Point Reyes National Seashore: Amy Meyer author of New Guardians for the Golden Gate: How America Got a Great National Park
No abstract supplied.

July 26, 2006
Park Rangers and Drug Enforcement Officers Remove Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Site at Point Reyes National Seashore
On July 20, 2006, an area near Bolinas Ridge was discovered with numerous illegal marijuana plants. The investigation is continuing. Efforts are underway to restore the site.

July 07, 2006
Point Reyes National Seashore Temporary Road Closure
Chimney Rock Road will be closed to vehicle and bicycle access through mid-September.

July 05, 2006
26th Annual Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo
Please join us for this traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, Point Reyes National Seashore. The annual festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m., at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit.

May 22, 2006
Special Memorial Day 2006 Commemorative at the Historic Coast Guard Cemetery
No abstract supplied.

April 26, 2006
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for 2006
Tule Elk Docents help promote awareness and protection of the tule elk by helping park visitor’s view, understand, and appreciate the elk during the rut, or mating season.

April 18, 2006
Bolinas-Stinson Community Wildfire Protection Workshop, First of Two Planned for West Marin
No abstract supplied.

March 06, 2006
Workshop Scheduled for Giacomini Ranch Wetlands Restoration Project Land Exchange Proposal
No abstract supplied.

January 17, 2006
Volunteers Wanted for 2006 Harbor Seal Monitoring Program
Help protect the natural resources of Point Reyes National Seashore and one of the most significant breeding populations of harbor seals in California by being involved in a long-term monitoring program.

January 12, 2006
Return of Elephant Seals to Point Reyes National Seashore Prompts Temporary Beach Closure for Winter 2006
Due to the presence of elephant seals, a temporary restriction to people and dogs is in place until the end of April 2006 from the South Beach parking lot, south, and at the far southern end of Drakes Beach.

December 12, 2005
2006 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announces the eighth year of shuttle bus transportation beginning Saturday, December 31, 2005 and running through mid-April 2006.

November 16, 2005
Coastal Restoration to be continued south of Abbott's Lagoon
Restoration biologists from Point Reyes NS continue to work closely with biologists from the Point Reyes Bird Observatory to restore habitat for the snowy plover.

November 02, 2005
The National Park Service, the National Park Foundation and Discovery Channel Premiere Point Reyes: The Point of Kings
Discovery Communications, a Proud Partner of America’s National Parks, today announced the release of its newest ParkDoc, Point Reyes: The Point of Kings.

September 23, 2005
Vision Fire Anniversary Marks 10 Years of Dynamic Change
No abstract supplied.

August 30, 2005
Prescribed Burns Planned at Seashore for Wildfire Protection and Resource Enhancement
No abstract supplied.

August 29, 2005
Rural Fire Assistance Grants Increase Safety for Volunteer Firefighters Near National Parklands in Marin County
The National Park Service announced today that four fire departments in Marin County have received grants for Rural Fire Assistance in conjunction with the National Fire Plan.

August 08, 2005
24th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 4, 2005
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 24th annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

August 08, 2005
Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project Receives $2.5 Million Grant
No abstract supplied.

July 22, 2005
Point Reyes Historic Lifeboat Station Slated this Summer for Critical Repairs
Point Reyes National Seashore announced today that it has received $1.8 million in federal funding this year to rehabilitate the historic Lifeboat Station railway system on Drakes Bay.

July 05, 2005
Historic Morse Code Radio Station Returns to the Air on July 12th: Former RCA Station KPH Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary
In the sixth annual event that has become known as the “Night of Nights”, historic Morse code radio station KPH will return to the air in commemoration of the last commercial Morse message sent in the United States.

June 27, 2005
The fizzle effect: are aerosols reducing coastal drizzle processes?
No abstract supplied.

June 24, 2005
25th Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Please join us for this traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit within Point Reyes National Seashore. The 25th annual festival is slated for Saturday, July 23, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

May 31, 2005
Man Drowns When Boat Capsizes
Warren Vierra drowned on May 20th after the 22-foot fishing boat he was a passenger in capsized at the mouth of Tomales Bay.

May 27, 2005
Man Convicted Of Killing Ranger To Be Paroled
No abstract supplied.

May 20, 2005
Special Memorial Day 2005 Commemorative at the Historic Coast Guard Cemetery
As part of the National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day, Point Reyes National Seashore will be honoring America’s fallen by placing American flags at the historic graveyard located at G Ranch.

May 17, 2005
Shipwreck at Bolinas Point, Point Reyes Peninsula
A 65 foot power boat, the Christopher M, ran aground on the reef at Bolinas Point on Saturday night, May 14th.

May 15, 2005
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for 2005
Tule Elk Docents help promote awareness and protection of the tule elk by helping park visitor’s view, understand, and appreciate the elk during the rut, or mating season.

May 13, 2005
Car Burglary Suspects Arrested at Point Reyes National Seashore
On Thursday, May 12, Marin County Sheriff’s Deputies and Point Reyes National Seashore Rangers located and arrested two people suspected of an auto burglary which occurred within the National Seashore earlier in the day.

April 28, 2005
Point Reyes National Seashore is Site for National Climate Research Project
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program are conducting climate research on marine stratus clouds and coastal drizzle at Point Reyes.

April 19, 2005
NPS Director Fran Mainella Visits Point Reyes National Seashore
As part of her itinerary during National Park Week, Director Fran Mainella visited Point Reyes National Seashore today. Ms. Mainella toured the park’s premier beaches, observed wildlife up close, and learned about many of the upcoming park projects.

April 15, 2005
Summer 2005 Youth Employment at Point Reyes National Seashore
Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that Point Reyes National Seashore is seeking applications for this summer’s Youth Conservation Corps Program (YCC).

April 12, 2005
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Snowy Plover Docent Program for 2005
No abstract supplied.

March 04, 2005
2005 Harbor Seal Pupping Season at Point Reyes National Seashore
From March 1 through June 30, an annual closure of Drakes Estero is implemented to protect the harbor seals during the breeding season. The National Park Service asks park visitors to avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season.

February 28, 2005
New Exhibits Installed at Earthquake Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore
Last week, Point Reyes National Seashore staff installed new up-to-date wayside exhibits on the Earthquake Trail at Bear Valley. Eleven new educational panels provide insights about earthquakes, the San Andreas Fault Zone, and plate tectonics.

February 25, 2005
Coastal Restoration to be Continued South of Abbotts Lagoon
In an effort to keep the momentum going at the Abbotts Lagoon restoration site, Point Reyes National Seashore is stepping up efforts to improve habitat for the threatened Western snowy plover.

February 07, 2005
Point Reyes National Seashore Receives Escape Hybrid from Ford and the National Park Foundation
Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that Point Reyes National Seashore is the recipient of a Ford Escape Hybrid vehicle which will be used to transport staff around the Park as well as to various locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

February 03, 2005
Draft Non-Native Deer Management Plan Available for Public Review
No abstract supplied.

February 02, 2005
Protecting Sensitive Rail Habitat at the North Levee of the on the Giacomini Ranch
No abstract supplied.

January 28, 2005
Streamside Restoration Project Saturday, February 5th!
Join the Point Reyes Stream and Habitat Restoration Teams in partnership with the Marin Conservation Corps for a great day of streamside restoration on Saturday February 5th!

January 06, 2005
Point Reyes National Seashore Prepares to Reintroduce Endangered Lupine to South Beach Area
Point Reyes National Seashore announced today that park biologists are preparing to reintroduce the endangered Tidestrom's lupine to an area along South Beach.

December 30, 2004
Historic RCA Coast Station KPH Returns to the Air New Years Eve for Straight Key Night 2005
The Maritime Radio Historical Society is pleased to announce that K6KPH will once again be on the air on New Year's Eve as a participant in Straight Key Night 2005.

December 14, 2004
Point Reyes Lighthouse Lens Receives Special Care
No abstract supplied.

December 07, 2004
Tomales Bay Biodiversity Inventory Reaches 2000 Species
After two years of lab and fieldwork, scientists and data managers have identified 2015 species in Tomales Bay, 477 species of which had not been documented in the bay by previous studies, and one species is a crustacean completely new to science.

December 01, 2004
2005 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announces the eighth year of shuttle bus transportation beginning Saturday, January 1, 2005 and running through mid-April 2005.

November 12, 2004
Join Other Wildlife and Outdoor Enthusiasts in the 2005 Elephant Seal Docent Program!
Elephant seals are returning to Point Reyes National Seashore. As part of the Elephant Seal Docent Program, volunteers are needed to protect the seals and educate the public.

October 22, 2004
Coastal Restoration at Point Reyes National Seashore
Starting October 25, equipment will be working south of Abbotts Lagoon to treat a 5-acre section of dense beachgrass.

October 20, 2004
Storm Forces 42-foot Schooner to Wreck on Drakes Beach
Yesterday’s massive southern storm caused a 42-foot Alden Schooner to wreck on Drakes Beach within Point Reyes National Seashore.

October 10, 2004
Surfer Sustains Injury from Shark at Limantour Beach
At approximately 9:30 am today, a surfer at Limantour Beach was struck by a shark. At 10:28 am, the surfer was evacuated by helicopter to a local hospital. The surfer sustained injuries to the lower leg which do not appear to be life threatening.

October 04, 2004
Horse Trail Closure at Point Reyes National Seashore
Horse Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore will be closed to the public starting Monday, October 4, 2004 until approximately July 2005.

September 22, 2004
Campground Talks at Olema Ranch to Celebrate Smokey Bear and the Wilderness Act
Family oriented campground talks will be offered by the National Park Service and Student Conservation Association at Olema Ranch Campground on the evenings of September 25, and October 9, in conjunction with Fire Safety Month in October.

September 10, 2004
Rural Fire Assistance Grants Provide Safety Equipment to Fire Departments Near Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Park Service announced today that three fire departments near Point Reyes National Seashore have received grants for Rural Fire Assistance in conjunction with the National Fire Plan.

August 19, 2004
Prospectus Available for Guided Horse Services Within Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

August 17, 2004
Open Letter to the Community
An open letter from Superintendent Neubacher to the Point Reyes community concerning an incident that occurred on July 28, 2004.

August 15, 2004
23rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 5, 2004
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 23rd annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

July 29, 2004
Six More Fuel Reduction Projects Receive Funding through the Wildland-Urban Interface Program
No abstract supplied.

July 01, 2004
Fire Safe Fourth of July at Point Reyes National Seashore - 2004
Point Reyes National Seashore joins many other parks in the San Francisco Bay Area in enforcing a ban on all fireworks to ensure park visitors may enjoy a safe and fun Fourth of July.

June 17, 2004
24th Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Please join us for this traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit within Point Reyes National Seashore. The 24th annual festival is slated for Saturday, July 17, 2004 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

May 25, 2004
Special Memorial Day 2004 Commemorative at the Historic Coast Guard Cemetery
As part of the National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day, Point Reyes National Seashore will be honoring America’s fallen by placing American flags at the historic graveyard located at G Ranch.

May 25, 2004
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for 2004
Tule Elk Docents help promote awareness and protection of the tule elk by helping park visitor’s view, understand, and appreciate the elk during the rut, or mating season.

May 19, 2004
Defensible Space Home Evaluations Offered through Fire Education Partnership at Seashore
This summer, Point Reyes National Seashore will offer a free wildland fire safety program for homeowners in communities bordering park lands.

May 13, 2004
Alternatives Workshop Scheduled for Giacomini Ranch Wetlands Restoration Project
The National Park Service is holding a workshop about preliminary restoration alternatives for the Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project. The workshop will be held Tuesday, June 22, 2004, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Red Barn conference room.

May 04, 2004
Former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall to Visit Point Reyes to Share the Story of Preserving a National Treasure
Stewart Udall is planning two days of activities at the park as a way to keep alive the remarkable story of how community action saved this tremendous stretch of coastline.

March 12, 2004
Seashore Continues to Assist Marin Communities with Wildland Fire Protection through the National Fire Plan
The National Park Service announced today that two community partnership projects will receive continued funding this fiscal year to achieve greater wildland fire protection.

March 12, 2004
Snowy Plover Critical Habitat Protection Measures at Point Reyes National Seashore for 2004
The stretch of beach starting at 1/4 mile north of the North Beach parking lot and continuing to a point 1/4 mile south of Kehoe Beach, will be closed to dogs from Saturday, March 13th through Monday, September 6th, 2004.

March 12, 2004
2004 Harbor Seal Pupping Season at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

February 18, 2004
Park Headquarters Complex Using Solar Energy
No abstract supplied.

February 17, 2004
Elephant Seals Thrive at Point Reyes National Seashore
This year during of the peak of the season in late January and February, the park counted 1048 elephant seals along its shore. Already this winter season, over 400 elephant seal pups have been born—another record for the park.

February 03, 2004
Park Fire and Fuels Management Staff to Conduct Controlled Pile-Burning
Fire and Fuels Management Staff at Point Reyes National Seashore will be burning a series of vegetation debris piles out at the Estero throughout the next several weeks.

January 21, 2004
Fatal Drowning At Point Reyes on January 20, 2004
On Tuesday, January 20, a fatal drowning occurred off of the rocks at McClures Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County.

December 12, 2003
2004 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
The Winter Shuttle Bus System for the Point Reyes Headlands begins on Saturday, December 27, 2003.

December 02, 2003
Workshop Set for Point Reyes National Seashore General Management Planning Process Update
A public workshop concerning the General Management Plan will occur on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 6:30 PM in the Red Barn Classroom at park headquarters.

October 31, 2003
Point Reyes Invasive Species Removal Programs Gain Momentum
This week, Point Reyes National Seashore reached a pinnacle in its effort to eradicate invasive pampas grass from park boundaries.

October 03, 2003
Seashore to Remove Dilapidated and Unsafe Buildings
Point Reyes National Seashore has secured funding to remove the deteriorated and unsafe buildings located at Jensen’s Oyster Beds, formerly known as Hamlet.

September 30, 2003
Rural Fire Assistance Grants Provided to Fire Departments Near Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Park Service announced today that three fire departments near Point Reyes National Seashore have received grants for Rural Fire Assistance in conjunction with the National Fire Plan.

September 30, 2003
2003 Prescribed Burn Season Planned for Point Reyes National Seashore
Prescribed fire is used at Point Reyes National Seashore to reduce hazardous fuels, control invasive plants, enhance biological diversity, and preserve cultural landscapes. The first burn is planned for the week of October 6, 2003 near Drakes Beach

September 26, 2003
Point Reyes National Seashore Historic Preservation Projects Underway
The cultural heritage preservation program at the National Seashore is working on several projects to preserve the park’s diverse historical resources.

September 24, 2003
Helicopter Surveys Scheduled for Week of September 29, 2003
In order to gain further scientific information on non-native deer, the National Park Service will be contracting for follow-up helicopter surveys during the week of September 29th at Point Reyes National Seashore.

September 22, 2003
Red Flag Fire Alert Issued for September 22, 2003 for Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher, stated that today is a Red Flag Alert day within the Seashore due to the extreme fire danger.

September 14, 2003
Red Flag Fire Alert Issued for September 14, 2003 for Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher, stated today is a Red Flag Alert day within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger.

September 12, 2003
Red Flag Fire Alert Issued for September 13, 2003 for Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher, stated that tomorrow, Saturday September 13, will be a Red Flag Alert day within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger.

August 14, 2003
Rare Yellow-billed Cuckoo Bird Sighting at Point Reyes National Seashore
A Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) was found in the park on August 11th near Kehoe Ranch on Pierce Point Road.

August 04, 2003
Boat Rescue at Point Reyes National Seashore on August 3, 2003
On August 3, 2003, National Park Rangers responded to a fisherman who reported a boat in distress that had run aground on Driftwood Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore.

July 03, 2003
Historic Point Reyes Lighthouse Restoration Completed
Point Reyes National Seashore has completed a $1.4 million rehabilitation project to preserve the historic Point Reyes Light Station.

July 02, 2003
Searching for and Discovering Life in Tomales Bay
Point Reyes National Seashore, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, universities, and community groups have launched an ambitious effort over the next five years to discover and inventory the organisms occurring in Tomales Bay.

July 02, 2003
National Park Service Provides Grants for Four More Projects to Assist Communities with Wildland Fire Protection
No abstract supplied.

July 02, 2003
Historic G Ranch Cemetery Receives Preservation
AmeriCorps and World PULSE teams this week provided considerable rehabilitation and general maintenance of the historic G Ranch Cemetery within Point Reyes National Seashore.

June 24, 2003
23rd Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Please join us for the Big Time Festival, a traditional Native American trade festival, at Kule Loklo, Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday, July 19, 2003.

June 16, 2003
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for 2003
Tule Elk Docents help promote awareness and protection of wildlife by helping park visitors view, understand, and appreciate the tule elk during the rut, or mating season.

May 27, 2003
Black Bear Sighting at Point Reyes National Seashore on May 24, 2003
During Memorial Day Weekend, a black bear was reportedly seen in the Limantour Beach area. Late Saturday night, two employees of the Point Reyes Hostel watched the black bear for a few minutes as it searched for food in the Hostel’s compost bin.

May 23, 2003
Rare-Plant-A-Thon 2003: Searching for Rare Plants in Point Reyes National Seashore
This year’s Rare-Plant-A-Thon is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 7th and 8th.

May 08, 2003
Point Reyes National Seashore Accepting Applications for the Snowy Plover Docent Program for 2003
No abstract supplied.

April 23, 2003
Strawberry Festival at Point Reyes National Seashore, on Saturday, April 26, 2003 To Be Cancelled
No abstract supplied.

February 28, 2003
National Park Service Funds Additional Wildland Fire Hazard Reduction Projects in Marin County, California for 2003
No abstract supplied.

January 06, 2003
Return of Elephant Seals to Point Reyes National Seashore Prompts Temporary Beach Closure for Winter 2003
No abstract supplied.

January 06, 2003
Fiscal Year 2003 Budget and Annual Performance Plan for Point Reyes National Seashore Available
Park Superintendent Don Neubacher today announced that this popular Bay Area national park has recently completed its Annual Performance Plan and budget for Fiscal Year 2003 as required by the “National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998.”

December 23, 2002
Shuttle Bus Service Begins on December 28, 2002
Point Reyes National Seashore will begin the annual shuttle bus program beginning on Saturday, December 28.

December 03, 2002
AmeriCorps Works on Critical Projects at Point Reyes National Seashore
AmeriCorps workers have been assisting Point Reyes National Seashore with resource preservation and protection projects.

November 27, 2002
Restoration of the Historic Point Reyes Lighthouse Scheduled to Begin
This winter, the Seashore will begin a major rehabilitation project to preserve the historic Point Reyes Lightstation.

November 11, 2002
Elephant Seal Docents Needed for 2003 Season
Join other wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts to protect northern elephant seals!

October 18, 2002
Wildfire on Limantour Road Quickly Suppressed on October 18, 2002
A wildfire accidentally ignited on the south side of Limantour Road today was quickly contained at 6.6 acres due to the quick response of the Seashore’s fire management staff and other responding fire agencies.

October 08, 2002
Point Reyes National Seashore Honored with Prestigious Environmental Award
Scientists and educators from Point Reyes National Seashore will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 17, for their creative approach to developing a laboratory and learning center.

October 02, 2002
Giacomini Wetlands to be Discussed at Citizen's Advisory Commission Meeting
To initiate the public scoping process for a wetlands restoration project at the Giacomini Ranch, Point Reyes National Seashore will be holding a public scoping as an agenda item at the next Citizens Advisory Commission meeting for Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore. The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 19, 2002, at the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station.

September 30, 2002
Iceplant Removal Along the Cliffs of the Point Reyes Lighthouse
Intermittently over the next two weeks, Pacific Slope Tree Cooperative will be scaling the steep coastal cliffs near the Point Reyes Lighthouse to remove the non-native invasive iceplant.

September 23, 2002
Prescribed Burns Planned for Fall 2002
Point Reyes National Seashore will begin conducting a series of prescribed fires this fall as weather conditions allow.

September 23, 2002
Park Rangers and Drug Enforcement Officers Remove Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Site at Point Reyes National Seashore - September 20, 2002
No abstract supplied.

September 06, 2002
Celebrating 40 Years of Preservation at Point Reyes National Seashore A Natural Sanctuary/A Human Haven
Point Reyes National Seashore will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary on September 13, 2002.

August 26, 2002
21st Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 1, 2002
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 21st annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

August 22, 2002
Habitat Restoration Volunteer Opportunities - September 14-15, 2002
Point Reyes National Seashore is hosting a volunteer weekend event on September 14-15, 2002 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to restore and protect coastal habitat.

August 01, 2002
21st Annual Sand Sculpture Contest At Drakes Beach
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to its 21st Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

July 24, 2002
Another Successful Rare-Plant-A-Thon!
Over the weekend of July 13 and 14, forty-seven volunteers joined park staff to participate in our fourth Point Reyes "Rare-Plant-A-Thon".

July 08, 2002
Wildland Fire at Point Reyes National Seashore Started by Illegal Fireworks on July 5, 2002
No abstract supplied.

June 28, 2002
NPS Grants Funds to Reduce Fire Hazards for Fiscal Year 2002
The National Park Service announced today that $653,000 in federal funds has been granted to local communities this fiscal year for wildland fire protection in Marin County.

June 24, 2002
Fire Safe Fourth of July 2002 at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore joins many other parks in the San Francisco Bay Area in enforcing a ban on all fireworks.

June 18, 2002
Hams Gear Up to Set Long Distance Contact Records and Practice Emergency Communication Skills on June 22, 2002
No abstract supplied.

June 17, 2002
Search and Rescue Exercise at Point Reyes National Seashore
On Saturday, June 22, interagency search and rescue personnel from Marin County Search and Rescue, Marin County Fire, Point Reyes National Seashore, and Marin Posse will take part in a mock search.

June 01, 2002
Successful Rare-Plant-A-Thon
On May 11 and 12, Point Reyes National Seashore, with the support of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, hosted its third "Rare-Plant-A-Thon".

May 13, 2002
Summer Wildlife Docent Training on June 8, 2002
Join Point Reyes National Seashore and other wildlife enthusiasts in protecting tule elk and snowy plovers as part of our summer Wildlife Docent Program. Training will be held on June 08, 2002 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

April 24, 2002
Third Annual Rare Plant-A-Thon at Point Reyes
On May 11th and 12th Point Reyes National Seashore is hosting its third Rare-Plant-A-Thon and is currently looking for volunteers to participate.

April 02, 2002
Learning Center Launches Research Catalogue
Point Reyes National Seashore has launched its new "in depth" website which includes a substantial renovation of its Education content and addition of a Research Catalogue under the Science & Research navigation button.

March 26, 2002
Point Reyes National Seashore Works to Save Endangered Sonoma Alopecurus
This past week volunteers and park staff at Point Reyes National Seashore started planting approximately 600 endangered Sonoma Alopecurus plants in isolated areas of the park.

March 14, 2002
Snowy Plover Critical Habitat Protection Measures at Point Reyes National Seashore for 2002
The stretch of beach starting at 1/4 mile north of the North Beach parking lot and continuing to a point 1/4 mile south of Kehoe Beach, will be closed to dogs from Friday, March 15th through Monday, September 9th, 2002.

March 14, 2002
2002 Harbor Seal Pupping Season at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

March 12, 2002
Public Meetings to Discuss Fire Safety Projects
No abstract supplied.

March 05, 2002
Point Reyes National Seashore Selected as a Center for Environmental Innovation
Point Reyes National Seashore has been selected as a Center for Environmental Innovation. These centers are defined as park areas where research, development, visitor education and appreciation of sustainable practices occur.

February 06, 2002
Critical AT&T Parcel Acquired at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that a critical parcel of land was recently acquired at Point Reyes National Seashore.

January 14, 2002
Deer Census to be Conducted at Point Reyes on January 16, 2002
As a follow up to last year’s surveys, on Wednesday, January 16th, park biologists will fly over the entire Point Reyes National Seashore to acquire an accurate count of non-native deer.

January 02, 2002
Fiscal Year 2002 Budget and Annual Performance Plan for Point Reyes National Seashore Available
Park Superintendent Don Neubacher today announced that this popular Bay Area national park has recently completed its Annual Performance Plan and budget for Fiscal Year 2002 as required by the “National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998.”

December 10, 2001
Historic West Marin Radio Station Will Celebrate Marconi Event
No abstract supplied.

December 10, 2001
Seals, Whales, and Shuttle Bus Service Return!
Point Reyes National Seashore will begin the annual shuttle bus program beginning on Saturday, December 29, 2001.

November 01, 2001
Elephant Seal Docents Needed for 2002 Season
Join other wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts to protect northern elephant seals!

October 26, 2001
Prescribed Burns Planned in the Estero Trailhead Area the Week of November 5, 2001
Point Reyes National Seashore will begin conducting a series of prescribed fires in the Estero trailhead area the week of November 5th as weather conditions allow.

September 28, 2001
Prescribed Burns in Olema Valley Planned for Week of September 30, 2001
The areas planned for burns are along Highway One near the Five Brooks area and further south towards Dogtown.

September 10, 2001
Fun For the Whole Family at the 2001 Annual Beach Cleanup at Point Reyes National Seashore
Join Point Reyes National Seashore in its annual Beach Cleanup on September 15, 2001.

August 23, 2001
20th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest At Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 2, 2001
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to its 20th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

June 27, 2001
Historic Coast Station KPH Returns to the Air for Night of Nights II
No abstract supplied.

June 27, 2001
Fire Safe Fourth of July 2001 at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore joins many other parks in the San Francisco Bay Area in enforcing a ban on all fireworks.

June 25, 2001
Francis Drake's Port Visible Again at Point Reyes National Seashore
For the first time in 45 years, this winter’s storms have restored the little cove at Drakes Bay to its historic configuration where many scholars believe Francis Drake repaired and refitted his Golden Hind in June and July 1579.

June 20, 2001
Prescribed Burn Along Sir Francis Drake Highway near Olema Scheduled for Sometime Between June 28 and July 15, 2001
Depending on weather and other environmental variables, the National Park Service is planning to conduct a controlled burn along Sir Francis Drake Highway sometime between June 28 and July 15, 2001.

June 19, 2001
Hams Gear Up to Set Long Distance Contact Records and Practice Emergency Communication Skills on June 23, 2001
No abstract supplied.

June 04, 2001
Point Reyes National Seashore Named as One of America's "Globally Important Bird Areas"
Point Reyes National Seashore has officially been named to the 100 "Globally Important Bird Areas" list by the American Bird Conservancy in recognition of its significance in the ongoing effort to conserve wild birds and their habitats.

May 15, 2001
Point Reyes National Seashore's First "Rare-Plant-A-Thon"
On May 5th and 6th, Point Reyes National Seashore hosted its first "Rare-Plant-A-Thon". The Rare-Plant-A-Thon is an effort to inventory unrecorded rare plant populations throughout the 71,000-acre Point Reyes National Seashore.

May 07, 2001
Second Public Notice for Wilkins Ranch Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment for the Wilkins Ranch Rehabilitation and Public Use and Rehabilitation of Septic and Water System. All comments must be postmarked or transmitted no later than June 15, 2001.

April 24, 2001
Public Notice for Wilkins Ranch Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment for the Wilkins Ranch Rehabilitation and Public Use and Rehabilitation of Septic and Water System. The public comment period ends June 8, 2001.

April 20, 2001
2001 Strawberry Festival at Kule Loklo
Please join us for this Native American celebration of the new spring season at Kule Loklo at Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday April 28, 2001.

April 18, 2001
Point Reyes Beaches Littered with Oily Material on Tuesday, April 17, 2001
The United States Coast Guard and other government agencies are investigating the apparent discharge of an oily substance along Drakes Bay in Point Reyes National Seashore.

March 30, 2001
Environmental Assessment Available for the Construction of a Loafing Barn on the McClure Ranch
No abstract supplied.

March 16, 2001
2001 Harbor Seal Pupping Season at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

March 14, 2001
Snowy Plover Critical Habitat Protection Measures at Point Reyes National Seashore for 2001
The stretch of beach starting at 1/4 mile north of the North Beach parking lot and continuing to a point 1/4 mile south of Kehoe Beach, will be closed to dogs from Saturday, March 16th through Monday, September 10th, 2001.

February 28, 2001
Point Reyes Beaches Littered with Paraffin Wax Material on February 25, 2001
The United States Coast Guard and other government agencies are investigating the apparent discharge of a paraffin material within Drakes Bay.

January 29, 2001
Point Reyes National Seashore Employees Donate $10,000 to Community Charities in 2000
For the second consecutive year, Point Reyes National Seashore has received the Sector Award for financial contributions to the Combined Federal Campaign.

January 24, 2001
Fiscal Year 2001 Budget and Annual Performance Plan for Point Reyes National Seashore Available
Park Superintendent Don Neubacher today announced that this popular Bay Area national park has recently completed its Annual Performance Plan and budget for Fiscal Year 2001 as required by the “National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998.”

December 05, 2000
Deer Census to be Conducted at Point Reyes on December 5, 2000
On Tuesday, December 5th, Park biologists will fly over the entire Point Reyes National Seashore to acquire an accurate count of non-native deer.

November 22, 2000
Point Reyes Lighthouse 130th Birthday Celebration
No abstract supplied.

October 10, 2000
Vision Fire Symposium: Five Years Later
No abstract supplied.

September 18, 2000
Red Flag Fire Alert Issued for September 18, 2000 for Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher, stated today is a Red Flag Alert day within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger.

September 13, 2000
Fun For the Whole Family at the 2000 Annual Beach Cleanup at Point Reyes National Seashore
Join Point Reyes National Seashore in its annual Beach Cleanup on September 16, 2000.

July 11, 2000
Historic Morse Code Radio Station Returns to the Air for Night of Nights I
The former Marconi and RCA Morse code radio station KPH will make a commemorative broadcast on Wednesday, 12 July, the first anniversary of the last commercial Morse code transmission in North America.

July 05, 2000
20th Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Please join us for this traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit within Point Reyes National Seashore. The 20th annual festival is slated for Saturday, July 15, 2000 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 27, 2000
Fourth of July 2000 Beach Closures
No abstract supplied.

April 25, 2000
Point Reyes National Seashore Gets Greener
With Earthday 2000 recently celebrated, Superintendent Don Neubacher announced that Point Reyes National Seashore has recently implemented a number of sustainable practices, some of which will become models for other national park units.

April 11, 2000
2000 Strawberry Festival at Kule Loklo
Please join us for this Native American celebration of the new spring season at Kule Loklo at Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday, April 22, 2000.

April 10, 2000
Woolsey Announces Funding Proposal for Point Reyes National Seashore's Learning Center
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey today announced that Point Reyes National Seashore is one of five parks nationwide to receive funding in President Clinton's budget for an education center within the park.

March 10, 2000
Snowy Plover Critical Habitat Protection Measures at Point Reyes National Seashore for 2000
The stretch of beach starting at 1/4 mile north of the North Beach parking lot and continuing to a point 1/4 mile south of Kehoe Beach, will be closed to dogs from Friday, March 17th through Monday, September 15th, 2000.

February 01, 2000
Fiscal Year 2000 Budget and Annual Performance Plan for Point Reyes National Seashore Available
Park Superintendent Don Neubacher today announced that this popular Bay Area national park has recently completed its Annual Performance Plan and budget for Fiscal Year 2000 as required by the “National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998.”

January 19, 2000
National Park Service Receives Signed Offer to Sell Giacomini Ranch Property
The National Park Service announced today the signing of an “Offer to Sell” for approximately 550 acres of land owned by Waldo Giacomini and family members within the boundaries of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

January 03, 2000
Return of Elephant Seals to Point Reyes National Seashore Prompts Temporary Beach Closures to Dogs for Winter 2000
No abstract supplied.

December 16, 1999
New Year's Eve 2000 at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

December 01, 1999
1999 Annual Holiday Open House at Point Reyes National Seashore
On Wednesday, December 8th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, staff at Point Reyes National Seashore will hold their annual holiday open house at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

November 18, 1999
Salmon Restoration Project at Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Park Service's Coho and Steelhead Restoration project has completed a fish passage structure for steelhead and coho salmon on Blue Line Creek in Point Reyes National Seashore.

October 15, 1999
Red Flag Fire Alert Issued October 15, 1999 for Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher, stated today is a Red Flag Alert day within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger.

October 04, 1999
Public Scoping Meetings Set for Point Reyes National Seashore General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Four upcoming scoping meetings have been set for public input on Point Reyes National Seashore’s General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.

September 24, 1999
1999 Prescribed Burn Season Beginning at Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Park Service is planning on conducting a series of prescribed burns between September 27 and mid-November, 1999.

September 20, 1999
Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act at Point Reyes National Seashore
In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (P.L. 88-577) this month, Superintendent Don Neubacher announced two special events taking place at the Seashore during September.

August 17, 1999
18th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest At Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 5, 1999
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to its 18th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

August 06, 1999
Major Park Improvements at Point Reyes National Seashore For the Busy Summer Season
No abstract supplied.

July 05, 1999
19th Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Please join us for this traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit within Point Reyes National Seashore. The 19th annual festival is slated for Saturday, July 17, 1999 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

June 24, 1999
Fourth of July 1999 Beach Closures
No abstract supplied.

June 18, 1999
Prescribed Burn Along Sir Francis Drake Highway near Olema Scheduled for Sometime Between June 21 and July 15, 1999
Depending on weather and other environmental variables, the National Park Service is planning to conduct a controlled burn along Sir Francis Drake Highway sometime between June 21 and July 15, 1999.

June 04, 1999
Point Reyes National Seashore Release Experimental Tule Elk Herd
Twenty-eight elk were recently released into the 32,000 acre wilderness area near Limantour Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore.

April 20, 1999
Traffic Delays on Limantour Road at Point Reyes National Seashore between April 21 and mid-June, 1999
Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that between April 21st and mid-June, Limantour Road will have temporary traffic delays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm., Monday through Friday.

April 19, 1999
1999 Strawberry Festival at Kule Loklo
Please join us for this Native American celebration of the new spring season at Kule Loklo at Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday, April 24, 1999.

April 16, 1999
Fiscal Year 1999 Budget and Strategic Plans for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area
No abstract supplied.

March 18, 1999
Snowy Plover Critical Habitat Protection Measures at Point Reyes National Seashore for 1999
The stretch of beach starting at 1/4 mile north of the North Beach parking lot and continuing to a point 1/4 mile south of Kehoe Beach, will be closed to dogs from Friday, March 19 until Monday, August 30, 1999.

January 25, 1999
Volunteers Wanted for 1999 Harbor Seal Monitoring Program
Help protect the natural resources of Point Reyes National Seashore and one of the most significant breeding populations of harbor seals in California by being involved in a long-term monitoring program.

December 16, 1998
Point Reyes National Seashore to Enhance Educational Opportunities for Bay Area Teachers
Point Reyes National Seashore recently received an education grant from Exxon Corporation to recruit Bay Area teachers to develop a sixth, seventh, and eighth grade science teacher’s guide for visits to Point Reyes.

December 15, 1998
MADD Assists the National Park Service in the Fight Against Drunk Drivers
In an effort to assist NPS Rangers in the detection of drunk drivers, the Marin/Sonoma Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has donated funding to Point Reyes National Seashore to purchase portable breath alcohol testing equipment.

December 01, 1998
Temporary Road Closure for Continued Elk Research at Tomales Point
Between December 1-4, 1998, the Tule Elk Reserve will be temporarily closed to the public for elk management and research activities.

October 22, 1998
Limantour Road Open to the Public After Storm Repairs at Point Reyes National Seashore
Last winter’s storms damaged sections of Limantour Road in Point Reyes National Seashore. The road has now been repaired and the road is open to the public after two months of road work.

October 19, 1998
Point Reyes National Seashore Participates in Innovative New Science Program
No abstract supplied.

October 05, 1998
Prescribed Burns in Olema Valley Scheduled for the Week of October 5, 1998
Point Reyes National Seashore will conduct prescribed fires in the Olema Valley this week as weather conditions allow.

September 24, 1998
Prescribed Fire Program for 1998 Underway at Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Park Service at Point Reyes National Seashore initiated its 1998 prescribed fire program yesterday, when 60 acres were burned at Limantour Beach.

September 23, 1998
Prescribed Fires for Fall of 1998 in Point Reyes National Seashore
Superintendent Don L. Neubacher announced today that Point Reyes National Seashore fire specialists will be conducting a series of prescribed fires this fall.

September 16, 1998
Continuing the Search for First Known Shipwreck Off Western California Coast
No abstract supplied.

September 09, 1998
Road Closure on Limantour Road as of September 8, 1998
As of Tuesday, September 8, Limantour Road is closed to the public for construction from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The road will remain open on weekends and holidays, and before 8:00 am and after 5:00 pm on weekdays.

September 04, 1998
17th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest At Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 6, 1998
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to its 17th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

August 11, 1998
Traffic Delays on Limantour Road after August 20, 1998
On Thursday, August 20, road construction will begin on Limantour Road with minor traffic delays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday until Labor Day weekend.

July 16, 1998
New Executive Director Joins Point Reyes National Seashore Association
The Point Reyes National Seashore Association welcomed Lisle Lee as their Executive Director this week.

July 06, 1998
18th Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Please join us for this traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit within Point Reyes National Seashore. The 18th annual festival is slated for Saturday, July 18, 1998 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June 29, 1998
Fourth of July 1998 Beach Closures
Point Reyes National Seashore announced today that two beaches in the park, Drakes Beach and Limantour Beach, will close at 8 pm on the Fourth of July.

June 15, 1998
Immuno-Contraception Research for Managing Tule Elk Population - Phase II Scheduled to Begin on June 15, 1998
Superintendent Don Neubacher today announced the second phase of a tule elk immuno-contraceptive research project will begin on June 15-16 at Point Reyes National Seashore.

June 11, 1998
Prescribed Fire Scheduled for Friday, June 12, 1998
Point Reyes National Seashore will be conducting a controlled burn on a pile of wood at the historic E Ranch on Friday June 12.

June 10, 1998
Results of Year-long Study of Park Visitors
Sonoma State University in cooperation with staff from Point Reyes National Seashore, has just completed a year long study of visitors to the Seashore.

June 04, 1998
Point Reyes National Seashore Selected as a National Marine Debris Monitoring Site
The National Marine Debris Monitoring Program utilizes various volunteer groups to monitor specifically selected beaches throughout the United States for marine debris.

May 13, 1998
Environmental Assessment Available for the Rehabilitation of Johnson Oyster Company Facilities
The National Park Service and the Marin County Community Development Agency have prepared an Environmental Assessment and CEQA Initial Study Checklist for the replacement and rehabilitation of the facilities at Johnson Oyster Company.

May 05, 1998
Point Reyes National Seashore Initiates Major Ecological Vital Signs Monitoring Program
This year Point Reyes National Seashore has initiated a comprehensive effort to establish an integrated, natural resource ecological monitoring program.

April 21, 1998
1998 Strawberry Festival at Kule Loklo
Please join us for this Native American celebration of the new spring season at Kule Loklo at Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday, April 25, 1998.

April 01, 1998
Point Reyes National Seashore Draft Compendium Out for Public Review
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that the Draft Compendium for Point Reyes National Seashore is out for a 30-day public review period.

February 27, 1998
Point Reyes National Seashore Storm Update - February 27, 1998
The majority of the Point Reyes National Seashore will reopen this coming weekend.

February 20, 1998
Storm-Related Closures at Point Reyes National Seashore - February 20, 1998 Update
Some success on trail clearing was achieved this week prior to the arrival of weekend storms. However, most trails will remain closed through this weekend with the hope of having some additional trails opened by next weekend.

February 13, 1998
Storm-Related Closures at Point Reyes National Seashore - February 13, 1998 Update
Since assessments of trails and roads began on Monday, over 40% of the trails within Point Reyes National Seashore have been checked for damage.

February 09, 1998
Recent Storms Takes Toll on Point Reyes National Seashore
The intensity of the recent series of storms has not allowed NPS crews to assess the potential damage incurred on the 140 miles of hiking trails at Point Reyes. Crews have been assembled today to begin this assessment

February 06, 1998
Point Reyes National Seashore Storm Update - February 6, 2007
All trails and campgrounds in the National Seashore will remain closed through Sunday and visitors are advised to use extreme caution while in the park.

February 03, 1998
Flood Damage and Closures at Point Reyes National Seashore Due to February 2-3, 1998 Storm
Due to the heavy rainfall, several roads and trails within Point Reyes National Seashore are impassable until crews can remove fallen trees and limbs and open clogged culverts.

January 22, 1998
Point Reyes National Seashore Oil Incident on January 17, 1998
Since Saturday, January 17th, 1998, oil and oiled birds have been washing ashore at Point Reyes National Seashore.

January 18, 1998
Minor Globs of Oil Found at Point Reyes National Seashore on January 17, 1998
National Park Service staff discovered thick oil globules, called tar balls on the beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday.

December 19, 1997
Shuttle Service at Point Reyes Headlands for Winter 1998
Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today a shuttle program will be in operation this winter to reduce congestion and protect critical park resources on the Point Reyes Headlands.

December 08, 1997
AmeriCorps Returns to Point Reyes National Seashore
Over the next two weeks, a team of AmeriCorps members from the Western Region in San Diego will be assisting the Point Reyes National Seashore with several critical conservation projects.

November 18, 1997
Minor Globs of Oil Found at Point Reyes National Seashore since November 16, 1997
Superintendent Don Neubacher reported that, since Sunday, November 16, thick oil globules called tar balls have begun showing up on the beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore.

November 05, 1997
Prescribed Fire in Olema Valley Scheduled for Wednesday, November 5, 1997
A prescribed fire is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 5 and will begin at approximately 10:30 am. The fire will be on a 2 acre site located in the Olema Valley of the park near Hagmaier Ranch.

October 22, 1997
Update on Drakes Bay Underwater Research Project - October 22, 1997
Marine archeologists have determined 20 clusters of anomalies with a high potential for shipwreck material during their week of dragging a sidescan sonar and magnetometer at the bottom of Drakes Bay where over 25 vessels have historically sank.

October 21, 1997
Prescribed Fire at McCurdy Trailhead Scheduled to Occur on October 21 & 22, 1997
As part of the National Park Service’s effort to reduce fuels and invasive plants, two prescribed fires are scheduled to occur on October 21 and 22.

October 13, 1997
Submerged Cultural Resource Survey of Drakes Bay Scheduled for October 1997
The first phase of a two-year project to identify underwater archeological resources of Drakes Bay within Point Reyes National Seashore and the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary began today and will continue until October 24.

October 01, 1997
Prescribed Fire in Olema Valley Scheduled for October 1, 1997
A prescribed fire is scheduled for today and will be on a 30 acre site located in Olema Valley on the east side of Highway 1 near the McCurdy Trailhead.

August 05, 1997
Immuno-Contraception Research for Managing Tule Elk Population - Phase I Scheduled to Begin on August 6, 1997
Superintendent Don Neubacher today announced the first phase of an immuno-contraceptive research project will begin on August 6 and 7 at Point Reyes National Seashore.

July 03, 1997
Prescribed Fires in Olema Valley Scheduled for July 7, 1997
Two prescribed fires are tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 7 and will begin at approximately 8:00 am.

July 02, 1997
Snowy Plover Critical Habitat Protection Measures at Point Reyes National Seashore for 1997
The stretch of beach starting at 1/4 mile north of the North Beach parking lot and continuing to a point 1/4 mile south of the entrance near Abbotts Lagoon beach, will be closed from Friday, July 4 until Monday, July 14, 1997.

June 25, 1997
Point Reyes National Seashore Harbor Seal Mortalities
An unusual number of dead harbor seals have been washing onshore at Point Reyes National Seashore since early April of this year, with a large concentration the last two weeks.

May 07, 1997
Threatened Snowy Plover Nesting Season 1997 Underway at Point Reyes National Seashore
Superintendent Don Neubacher is asking park visitors to keep a safe distance from exclosures protecting snowy plover nests during the spring breeding and nesting season period of time.

April 28, 1997
New Fees for Camping at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes will be charging fees for use of the backcountry campgrounds beginning July 1, 1997.

April 22, 1997
1997 Strawberry Festival at Kule Loklo
Please join us for this Native American celebration of the new spring season at Kule Loklo at Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday, April 26, 1997.

April 14, 1997
1997 Harbor Seal Pupping Season at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

March 14, 1997
Limantour Road Closure Scheduled for March 18, 1997
Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that Limantour Road will be closed on Tuesday, March 18, 1997 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

February 06, 1997
Project to Protect Critical Dune Habitat near Historic A Ranch at Point Reyes National Seashore
No abstract supplied.

January 02, 1997
Flood Damage and Closures Due to New Years 1997 Storm at Point Reyes National Seashore
Drakes Beach, the Point Reyes Lighthouse, and other popular locations will not be open until Marin County Public Works officials can determine the proper stabilization and rehabilitation for Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

Did You Know?

Fog-filled valley with yellow twilight glow over a ridge in the background. © John B. Weller.

The rich, lush environment of Point Reyes heavily depends on the fog. During rainless summers, fog can account for 1/3 of the ecosystem's water input. But recent studies have indicated that there has been about a 30 percent reduction in fog during the last 100 years here in coastal California. More...