Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
Environmental Assessment Available for the Rehabilitation of Johnson Oyster Company Facilities
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Park Service, and Marin County Community Development Agency have prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and CEQA Initial Study Checklist for the replacement and rehabilitation of the facilities at Johnson Oyster Company (JOC). JOC operates under a reservation of use and occupancy agreement with the National Park Service. The JOC reservation of use and occupancy expires in 2012.
Based on the EA, the National Park Service proposes to approve a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposal, Alternative B: Replacement and Rehabilitation of JOC Facilities. Based on the Initial Study, Marin County has determined there will not be a significant environmental impact; therefore, a Negative Declaration will be prepared.
The National Park Service and Marin County Community Development Agency invite you to express your comments on the EA to the point of contact listed below by June 19, 1998: Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes, CA 94956, fax number (415)663-8132 or by email.
Did You Know?
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...