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 »
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended
March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. 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 »
Volunteer: Internships: Habitat Restoration
Overview: Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS), a 90-000-acre National Park Service unit in coastal Marin County, CA, is accepting applications for a 6-month internship position. PRNS encompasses numerous ecosystem types and has over 33,000 acres of Congressionally designated wilderness, yet is 40 miles from San Francisco. Supporting 16% of California’s flora, PRNS has high biodiversity, including 48 special status plant species (four federally endangered). Invasive plants are the greatest immediate threat to these species and to native plant communities. The park’s habitat restoration program finds resources and engages volunteers to control the highest-priority invaders and to monitor and protect rare plants. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/pore.
The intern will assist the park’s Restoration Biologist in the following tasks:
Duration: Full-time late October to late May
Compensation: Housing in park research station about 12 miles from park headquarters; meal reimbursement to $20-25/workday; eligible for workers compensation.
Internship benefits: 1. Practical training in plant identification and plant ecology.
To apply: Mail the following materials to arrive by September 15, 2010 to Intern Search, c/o Ellen Hamingson, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Due to limited size of e-mailbox, electronic applications are not accepted. Materials submitted should clearly demonstrate that you meet the required qualifications.
Questions? Contact Ellen Hamingson at email or 415-464-5196.
Did You Know?
Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...