• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Press Kit: Management Objectives

Preserve Park Resources
Natural and cultural resources and associated values of Point Reyes National Seashore are protected, restored, and maintained in good condition and managed within their broader ecosystem or cultural context.

Point Reyes National Seashore contributes to knowledge about natural and cultural resources and associated values; management decisions about resources and visitors are based on adequate scholarly and scientific information.

Enhance Visitor Experiences
Visitors safely enjoy and are satisfied with the availability, accessibility, diversity, and quality of park facilities, and appropriate recreational opportunities.

Park visitors and the general public learn and understand the purpose of Point Reyes National Seashore.

Strengthen Opportunities Managed by Partners
Natural and cultural resources are conserved through formal partnership programs that increase support for their conservation.

Ensure Organizational Effectiveness
Point Reyes National Seashore uses current management practices, systems, and technologies to accomplish its mission.

Point Reyes National Seashore increases its managerial capability through support from other agencies, organizations, and individuals.

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Did You Know?

Harbor Seal Pup, © Sue Van Der Wal

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...