Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends & holidays, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is closed beyond the South Beach Road junction from 9 am to 5:30 pm during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
2014 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 »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »
Release of Record of Decision on the Non-Native Deer Management Plan for Point Reyes National Seashore
Contact: John A. Dell’Osso, 415-464-5135
The National Park Service (NPS) announced the release of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) Non-Native Deer Management Plan: Protecting the Seashore’s Native Ecosystems, Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The FEIS has been developed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published ROD in the Federal Register on November 29, 2006.
This FEIS is an important document for PRNS, setting forth how the park will protect the long-term health of its ecosystems, especially the preservation of native black-tailed deer and tule elk populations. It also meets park objectives for preserving native ecosystems from invasive non-native species. Public involvement has been a key element in the development of the plan over a four-year planning period.
The preferred alternative features a long-term strategy targeting a combination of fertility control and lethal removal over the next 15 years. This strategy will be instituted sometime in the next year. The Seashore has also received requests from food banks and the California Condor Recovery Program for the use of the meat.
A Record of Decision, describing the selected alternative and project commitments, was signed by the NPS Regional Director on October 17, 2006. Following the issuance of the Record of Decision, implementation is the responsibility of the Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore.
Please visit our expanded website at www.nps.gov/pore.
Attachment via fax – Federal Register Notice, November 29, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 229), Page 69141-69142
Did You Know?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris)are the largest pinniped with males reaching a maximum of about 5,000 lbs. Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are much smaller with both males and females reaching a maximum weight of around 250 lbs. More...