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National Park Service Signs Special Use Permit with Drakes Bay Oyster Company

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Date: April 23, 2008
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135

The National Park Service (NPS) today signed a special use permit with the operators of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company.

The permit allows a commercial oyster and clam operation within Drakes Estero, part of Point Reyes National Seashore, through 2012.

Terms of the permit are consistent with the Consent Order of the California Coastal Commission for the commercial operation, focusing on conditions and uses that protect the park resources.

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In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...