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Deadline for Public Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Extended to December 9, 2011

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Date: November 17, 2011
Contact: Melanie Gunn, 415‐464‐5131

Point Reyes Station - In light of next week's anticipated release of the Marine Mammal Commission report regarding harbor seal ecology in Point Reyes National Seashore, 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. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:

Internet: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/pore (click on the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit EIS link). Direct link: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=43390.

Mail: Point Reyes National Seashore, Attention: Superintendent, DBOC SUP DEIS, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

Hand delivery: Deliver comments to the Office of the Superintendent at Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

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Did You Know?

Bull elephant seal © Richard Allen

Four species of pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) rest onshore or breed at Point Reyes: the Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris), the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), and the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). More...