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 »
Second Public Notice for Wilkins Ranch Environmental Assessment
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Park Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Wilkins Ranch Rehabilitation and Public Use and Rehabilitation of Septic and Water System. The area is located in the southern Olema Valley near Bolinas within Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The area is administered by Point Reyes National Seashore.
The EA evaluates three alternatives including a no-action alternative and two action alternatives. The alternatives are: Alternative A: No Action—Continue to Operate Private Facilities; Alternative B: Residential Use and Additional Public Access; Upgrade Buildings, Sewage Disposal, and Water System; Alternative C: Rehabilitate Facilities for Two Residences and Conservation and Education Center; Additional Public Access; Upgrade Buildings, Sewage Disposal, and Water System (Preferred Alternative).
If you wish to obtain a copy of the Environmental Assessment, please contact Ann Nelson at (415) 464-5120 and a copy will be mailed to you. Please state your name and address clearly if you leave a message. All comments must be postmarked or transmitted no later than June 15, 2001. (The prior comment period that ended June 8, 2001, has been extended to allow the public additional time to review and comment on the EA.)
Did You Know?
So many California red-legged frogs were caught for consumption in the late 1800's that their numbers declined throughout California. So bullfrogs were imported from the east to help meet the demand. But bullfrogs are voracious predators and helped drive the red-legged frog population lower yet. More...